Your Browser Is the Studio: New Developments in Web Audio and Web MIDI with Ruth John

A presentation at Ableton's Loop Conference in in Berlin, Germany by Ruth John

Browser-based systems are emerging as a popular and effective set of tools for making music. Using your own code to create software on which you then create music adds a DIY layer to the production process, and opens up interesting opportunities for sound and performance. The programming aspect can, however, feel like an obstacle at the outset.

Ruth John is part of live:js, a collective whose members use JavaScript to create their own music, projection, and visual systems for performances. In this presentation, she reveals what’s possible when it comes to making music with JavaScript and the browser, and offers tips and resources on how to do it yourself. We’ll also find out the key benefits of using web technologies, and break down some of the barriers to getting started.

Buzz and feedback

Here’s what was said about this presentation on social media.