This page tracks ongoing documentation work in the MDN Web Audio API section. Feel free to contribute!


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Needs* tags

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Missing tags

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Editorial reviews

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Technical reviews

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Outdated pages

Found 38 pages. These pages haven't been updated in over a year. Outdated pages can have problems with both content and format. Look at these pages and consider: Is this page talking about the Web of today? Does it look consistent with newer pages in this topic area? If not, make any needed changes.

Dev-doc-needed bugs

Found 9 bugs. Learn more about how to resolve a dev-doc-needed bug.

Bug Summary Release
1487963 PannerNode should throw when parameters are out of range mozilla64
1470856 Add "AudioWorklet" definition mozilla63
1466182 Add AudioWorkletProcessor interface definitions mozilla63
1471843 Remove audioWorklet attribute from Window mozilla63
1460896 Update AudioWorkletGlobalScope definitions mozilla62
1458446 Add AudioWorkletNode interface definitions mozilla62
1460907 Implement AudioParamMap definitions mozilla62
1378070 Multi-channel Web Audio mozilla57
1130010 Implement the new AudioNode.disconnect methods mozilla52

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Documentation requests

Found 7 bugs. Documentation request bugs can contain various kinds work related to MDN pages. Read through the bug and ask questions in the bug if in doubt.

Bug Summary
1249129 HTMLMediaElement.audioTracks documentation is missing syntax, examples, and detailed information
1267598 Math inconsistency on the definition of linear independency, and other doc inconsistencies in Web Audio.
1333935 Document events and event handlers for AudioNode
1377293 NavigatorUserMediaError thrown during Media Capture
1473176 Document AudioWorklet
1474263 Make sure disabling of audio autoplay is properly documented
1498288 Incorrect AudioSourceNode reference

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fa 217 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
fr 217 47 (21%) 2 (4%)
it 217 3 (1%) 0 (0%)
ja 217 57 (26%) 3 (5%)
ko 217 10 (4%) 0 (0%)
pl 217 7 (3%) 1 (14%)
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pt-PT 217 3 (1%) 0 (0%)
ro 217 1 (0%) 1 (100%)
ru 217 14 (6%) 1 (7%)
zh-CN 217 74 (34%) 8 (10%)
zh-TW 217 5 (2%) 0 (0%)

Writing team

Primary writer.

Other MDN contributors may of course participate as well!


Currently in progress

chrisdavidmills not currently working on anything, but will start DynamicsCompressorNode soon.

Tagging standard

  • Grouping tag is: "Web Audio API"

Other tasks to do

The currently-supported interfaces have all been documented! It would be great to have getting these tech reviewed though.

We also have the AudioWorkerNode/AudioWorkerGlobalScope/createAudioWorker stuff to do soon, when it is implemented. It was added to the spec as of 29/08/2014.

Tutorial to-do list

  • Manipulating audio params
  • Offline audio processing
  • Using script processor nodes

Notes for translators

Any notes here? Where do we expect updates, so that localizers don't translate and update too often?


The interfaces defined in the following specifications are tracked by this status page:

Specification Status Comment
Web Audio API Working Draft Initial definition


Document Tags and Contributors

Contributors to this page: ExE-Boss, wbamberg, jswisher, fscholz, chrisdavidmills, Sheppy
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