Stuart is a Principal Web Developer for the BBC in Glasgow, Scotland. He spends much of his time experimenting with HTML5 and the Web Audio API. These experiments usually result in projects with silly names such as Qwerty Hancock, Abbey Load and the Sympathetic Synthesizer.
Petrograd, Russia, 1920. Deep in his scientific laboratory, a young Léon Theremin accidentally notices that the sound coming from one of his high-frequency oscillators changes pitch when he moves his hand. Popular culture is changed forever. The theremin’s unique sound proves perfect for sci-fi soundtracks and Good Vibrations by the Beach Boys. The world is a better place.
For the better part of a century, musicians have been waiting for a similar breakthrough technology to again change the way we create music. I’m delighted to announce it has already arrived. It’s called the Web Audio API.