Saturday, 19 January 2013
Recreating the sounds of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop using the Web Audio API
It started as an almost academic exercise in making music from custom built electronic devices. Some of these were built from scratch and others put together using modified existing kit.
There is plenty of information on the web about these pioneers, notably Tristram Carey and Dapheny Oram, and the equipment that they used, but the BBC have just gone one better.
Using the newly defined Web Audio API they have created working demos of how they created their sound sound effects, used tape loops, a ring modulator (Dalek Voice) and their own unique wobbulator.
Click here to find out more and try them for yourself.