allen

Utilities for the Web Audio API

allen

allen is a collection of utilities for the Web Audio API. As of right now, mostly type checking different objects to determine what kind of type of node an object is, but if you find yourself reusing the same methods when developing with the Web Audio API, please add them!

Creates and returns an available AudioContext for the environment. If this method was called previously, or an AudioContext was set via setAudioContext(), then the same instance will be returned.

Sets the AudioContext to be returned from getAudioContext().

Returns true if node is an AudioContext; false otherwise.

Returns true if node inherits from an AudioSourceNode, like BufferSourceNode, MediaElementAudioSourceNode, MediaStreamAudioSourceNode or OscillatorNode; false otherwise.

Returns true if node is an AudioDestinationNode; false otherwise.

Returns true if node inherits from AudioNode; false otherwise.

Returns true if node inherits from AudioNode, and is not a source or destination node; false otherwise.

Returns true if param inherits from AudioParam; false otherwise.

  var
    ctx = allen.getAudioContext(),
    src = ctx.createMediaElementSource( new Audio() ),
    gain = ctx.createGainNode();
 
  allen.isAudioNode( gain );  // true
  allen.isAudioNode( src );   // true
  allen.isAudioSource( src ); // true
  allen.isAudioSource( gain ); // false
  allen.isAudioParam( gain.gain ); // true
 

You must have grunt installed globally -- build src and specs and run tests with grunt, or fire off the watcher with grunt watch to build and test changes.

Run tests with grunt mocha. In test/mocks/mockContext.coffee, there is a mock AudioContext object for running tests headlessly -- tests should pass in PhantomJS, as well as browsers.