Want to keep learning?

This content is taken from the Goldsmiths, University of London 's online course, Learn to Code Electronic Music Tools with Javascript. Join the course to learn more.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this week you will be able to:

  • explain what a sound synthesizer does
  • understand the terms ‘sound synthesis graph’ and ‘unit generator’
  • implement basic synthesis graphs using web audio API
  • work with amplitude, pitch and timbre
  • respond to user input

The key techniques we will cover are as follows:

  • Wiring an oscillator to the audio output
  • Setting oscillator parameters from code
  • Using oscillators to modulate other oscillators
  • Shaping amplitude using a triggerable envelope
  • Taking user input from the keyboard and mouse

Share this article:

This article is from the free online course:

Learn to Code Electronic Music Tools with Javascript

Goldsmiths, University of London