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1.1 Introduction

Welcome to Add Sound to Your Site With Web Audio. In this introduction I’ll explain the motivation for the course, tell you what we’ll cover, and preview our sample application.

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1.1 Introduction

Hello, and welcome to this web audio course from Tuts Plus. My name's Stuart Neville, and I'll be helping you learn about sounds on the web. In this course we'll talk about why you may want to add sound to your website, and how you would do that. We'll talk about a fairly new feature of modern web browsers, called the web audio API, as well as audio formats and loading and playing fails. We'll also be building a fun little web page that allows you to record your own voice and download it. You don't need to know a lot about audio, as I'll be taking you through the basics, but you will need to be familiar with HTML and JavaScript. Historically, audio on the web has been a bit of a minefield, for example annoying sites start auto-playing music in the background when you visit them, but this course will explain how sound can actually enhance the user experience, as well as some of the things we can do with this new, powerful API.

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