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11.5. Summary

In this chapter, we examined the Rich Music Format and Beatnik's authoring tools to deliver interactive sound over the Web. While other audio delivery methods are currently more suitable to certain tasks, such as streaming audio, Beatnik has evolved into a capable toolset for interactive sound design on the Web. Its tools, especially the interactive command set via JavaScript, allow for a lot of creative freedom. The small file sizes and interactive capabilities make it an ideal format for bringing high-quality, fast-downloading audio to your web site.

Although learning the JavaScript language is not appealing to some audio professionals, there are some easier alternatives, including the availability of ActionSets for both Macromedia Dreamweaver and Adobe GoLive, which automate most of the coding process. There is also Beatnik's online tool—the Methodizer—which can generate specific coding for most common functionalities.


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