How to Start a JavaScript Synthpop Band

Synthesizers! JavaScript! Aleatoricism?? Using an actual analog synthesizer as a guide, Kyle will build a feature-for-feature replica in the browser with the Web Audio API and show how to use JavaScript to overcome a lack of musical training. You’ll learn the capabilities and limitations of the Web Audio API, and how it can be used for applications like gaming, WebVR, and 80s retro synthwave. With live coding, live synth playing, and a touch of music theory, what could go wrong?

Our speaker

J. Kyle Fagan @jkyle on Twitter
J. Kyle Fagan is an Austin local and writes javascript for Eduphoria. He's an aspirational artist, aspirational musician, and aspirational cool dad.

Make sure to thank our gracious hosts Spredfast, and our sponsors +eRelevance for the food and drinks!

Afterwards, the discussion carries on a few blocks away at Lavaca Street Bar where they have food, drinks, and 12 revolving taps.

If you’ve got any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact Lon (@lawnsea) or Aaron (@aaronj1335) or Andrew (@drewml). Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter:  @AustinJS

And finally, be excellent to each other.