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I was thinking about if and how the the web audio api (https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/audio/raw-file/t ... ation.html (https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/audio/raw-file/tip/webaudio/specification.html) ) and HTML5 ( http://www.html5audio.org/ (http://www.html5audio.org/) )could be used - or better could be useful - for pro audio applications. I'm more a web developer than an audio developer, but I'm deep in love with audio technology - so I really would love to use web technology to do some pro audio related things when possible. I'm not using the word "pro audio" because it sounds fancy, but to emphasise that it should have a real value (I don't like to make something useless).
Of course, for raw power something more low level like c/c++ will allways be faster and better than this web audio api so I guess a serious DAW isn't something one will program. In other words, I try to figure out if there are potential use cases for web based applications. One obvious benefit from web based applications are their cross platform compatibility (it should run on an iPad, OSX and windows).
Just an quick use case I could imagine: Considering that we already have big touch screens (23") for windows and the web audio api is capable of midi out I could think about interaction applications (aka "lemur" for the browser).
In a nut shell: I'm trying to evaluate if I should dig deeper in the web audio api and try to find a project in this area. I would really appreciate any feedback on this (yes, especially when it is nah forget this idea very fast )