Development Tools for Ubiquitous Music on the World Wide Web

  • Victor Lazzarini
  • Edward Costello
  • Steven Yi
  • John ffitch
Part of the Computational Music Science book series (CMS)


This chapter discusses two approaches to provide a general-purpose audio programming support for Ubiquitous Music web applications. It reviews the current state of web audio development and discusses some previous attempts at this. We then introduce a JavaScript version of Csound that has been created using the Emscripten compiler and discuss its features and limitations. In complement to this, we look at a Native Client implementation of Csound, which is a fully functional version of Csound running in Chrome and Chromium browsers.


Control Channel Output Buffer Main Thread Audio Processing Audio Input 
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This research was partly funded by the Program of Research in Third-Level Institutions (PRTLI 5) of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) of Ireland, through the Digital Arts and Humanities programme.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor Lazzarini
    • 1
  • Edward Costello
    • 1
  • Steven Yi
    • 1
  • John ffitch
    • 1
  1. 1.Music DepartmentMaynooth UniversityMaynoothIreland

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