Soundmaker: A web-based teaching tool for sound design

Ryan Cavis, Sever Tipei, Volodymyr Kindratenko

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Abstract

SoundMaker, a teaching tool developed for use in a Computer Music course is described. Supported by a powerful synthesis engine, it has a command line version as well as a version employing prepared scripts and one including random choices. In order to make it user friendly and accessible to a larger category of people, a web-based interface was developed using JavaScript functions and AJAX. The overall web system design is presented, the interface design is discussed, and further additions are considered. The entire project is treated as a test case for the future development of an interface for a much more complex Composition Module driving the same synthesis engine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2009 International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2009
PublisherInternational Computer Music Association
Pages183-186
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780971319271
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
Event2009 International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2009 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Aug 16 2009Aug 21 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2009 International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2009

Other

Other2009 International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2009
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period8/16/098/21/09

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Music
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Media Technology

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Cavis, R., Tipei, S., & Kindratenko, V. (2009). Soundmaker: A web-based teaching tool for sound design. In Proceedings of the 2009 International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2009 (pp. 183-186). (Proceedings of the 2009 International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2009). International Computer Music Association.