Can Web Audio be Liberated from the Von Neumann Style ? 16:48
- WAC - 1st Web Audio Conference
- Jan. 26, 2015
- Ircam, Paris
- Program note: WAC
- Emilio Jesús Gallego Arias (conférencier)
The audio programming world is extremely prolific in domain-specific languages. Programmers and musicians prefer a custom-tailored environment where their high-level ideas can be better expressed and implemented thanks to specific domain knowledge.
In particular, strongly typed functional programming has become an ideal platform for audio programming, thanks to a concise, high-level writing style, high reusability, and ability to avoid mistakes and improve error handling.
- How may Web Audio benefit from these ideas ?
- How may such languages benefit from Web Audio ?
In this talk, we will use the functional audio programming language Faust as the reference DSL, to discuss a formal theory of interoperable and efficient audio components. Particular emphasis will be made on the use of strong, functional-style type-systems.
We will address performance, security, and practical considerations, and reflect on the relationship of such theoretical framework to the actual standard.