|Description||WASM SYNTH is a synthesizer built from scratch in C++ and made available on the web through WebAssembly and emscripten.|
|Persons working on||TimDaub|
|Tags||music, midi, sound, web, webassembly, synthesizer|
|Located at assembly||Assembly:Social Dist0rtion Protocol|
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WASM SYNTH is a synthesizer built for the web using C++ and emscripten and WebAssembly. It's front end is written in reactjs. I've initially started WASM SYNTH as a portfolio project to get hired by a company working with music.
A few highlights about WASM SYNTH:
- All of it's sound generation is done in C++ via WebAssembly
- It's using the new "AudioWorklet" API (currently only available in Google Chrome) to request new buffer frames. An AudioWorklet polyfill for all other browsers has been included and (lightly) tested
- WASM SYNTH currently allows setting up four oscillators with more than 10 different wave forms in sequence
- It has a drag and drop-able Attack-Decay-Sustain-Release envelope shaper
- A virtual keyboard is included that allows you to play some tunes directly from your computer
- Midi playback is possible with this branch: https://github.com/TimDaub/wasm-synth/tree/midi
- My big inspiration for the UX/UI of the software was Ableton Live's Operator instrument, as I found it easy to understand and control
- While working on WASM SYNTH, I've created other software modules to accompany it: https://github.com/TimDaub/react-envelope-graph and https://github.com/TimDaub/react-simple-knob
As I'm pretty new to the field of audio programing, I'd love to meet and talk with others in the space! My DECT now finally works: Call me at 3350! I'd love to chat! Or come by the Social Dist0rtion Protocol Assembly.