The Audio Incubator is a community forum for discussion of audio topics.
Various W3C specifications, including HTML5, SVG Tiny 1.2, and SMIL, define <audio> and <video> media elements which define how to integrate audio into Web resources. However, none of these specifications provide a way to programatically access or create raw audio data, which could dramatically enhance the way we integrate media on the Web.
The group also holds a bi-weekly teleconference. See the Current Events page for details.
This page identifies various relevant resources, explores the topic of Web audio, and serves as the starting point for a potential Audio Incubator Group and ultimately an Audio Working Group.
- Audio Incubator Group charter
- Instructions for joining the Audio XG
- Audio API use cases
- Chris Rogers AudioNode-based web audio API spec
- Mozilla page on experimental audio API browser implementation
- Custom Mozilla builds with audio API enabled:
- David Humphrey's blog on experiments with a Mozilla audio API
- Blog posts by Alistair MacDonald (aka F1LT3R) of Bocoup (with cool demos):
- Interactive Audio (IA)
- iXMF, a format for Interactive Audio by IAsig
- OpenSL ES (Open Sound Library): a cross-platform 3D interactive audio API by kronos.org
- FMOD, interactive audio middleware by fmod.org
- OpenAL (Open Audio Library): a cross-platform 3D audio API by Creative Labs
- Audacity: a free, open source software application for recording and editing sounds
- BBC Save our Sounds: an online sound preservation library
- StandingWave 3: an open source ActionScript 3 audio library for Flash that employs an audio node-style architecture (see API docs)
Some of the more interesting potential around sound APIs are related to voice. Here are some interesting links: