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Neuro

A Web Audio sound design experiment and demonstration.

Read the blog bost here.

About

This repository holds a Web Audio demonstration which examines a particular sound design process for creating electronic bass sounds in the style of popular Drum n' Bass groups such as Noisia, Evol Intent, Trifonic, and KOAN Sound. The blog post which accompanies it, linked above, tries to explain the intricacies of three major parts of the process: phasing, waveshaping, and resampling, with the goal of answering the "why" kinds of questions behind each step of this well-known process.

"Why is resampling important?"

"Why does this distortion plugin sound better than my other distortion plugin?"

The details which answer these kinds of questions are often hidden behind the implementation of popular DAW software and VST plugins. But those same details become important for shaping a sound when working with a lower-level interface such as the Web Audio API, and, frankly, are just really interesting. This project attempts to illuminate such details, at least from the perspective of a musician with little formal DSP training.

License

Copyright (c) 2015 Nick Thompson

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.