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Author: Gonzalo Alustiza

The basic framework

To sonify a site we will need the following elements:
  1. An invisible frame to hold the Flash embed(s).
  2. A JavaScript code library to hold all of the sonification code.
  3. A Flash movie to hold the sounds.
  4. Functions inside the code library to make the sound start and stop.
  5. Simple event handlers to call the sound functions.
Inside the Flash movie we will insert all the sounds needed for the web site, using this movie as a ‘soundbank’ that holds the sound resources. The JavaScript code library will serve as a repository for the code, allowing us to make any changes needed in a single place. The functions will enable sound, basically the functions will play and stop sounds when called. The invisible frame will help to avoid embedding multiple instances of the Flash movie and will allow smooth sound transitions between pages. The event handlers will call the sound functions when an event is triggered, these event handlers will be simple and easy to integrate with the HTML code.
» Level Intermediate

Added: 2001-02-20
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» Author
My name is Gonzalo Alustiza and I work as a chief developer at Soundtown Argentina. Soundtown is a ten year old music production company specializing in music for advertising and TV which started to develop sonification solutions for the Internet.
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