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    Import Faust .dsp files, and get back an AudioWorklet or ScriptProcessor node.

    This loader is confirmed working with Faust v2.30.5, but may break on lower versions. Help is wanted on getting the WASM version of libfaust working in NodeJS.


    1. Install the Faust compiler version >=2.30.5. You can download it or build it from source. It's also available from the AUR.

    2. Install faust-loader and standardized-audio-context:

    npm install --save faust-loader standardized-audio-context
    # OR
    yarn add faust-loader standardized-audio-context
    1. Add faust-loader to your webpack config:
    module: {
        rules: [
        // ...
            test: /\.dsp$/,
            use: [
                loader: "faust-loader",
                options: {
                  outputPath: "processors",       // Where the generated files will be placed relative to the output directory
                  publicPath: "/build/processors" // Where the generated files will be served from


    import { AudioContext } from "standardized-audio-context";
    import createCompressor from "./Compressor.dsp";
    const context = new AudioContext();
    createCompressor(context).then((node) => {
      node.setParam("attack", 0.3);

    faust-loader makes use of standardized-audio-context for instantiating AudioWorkletNodes. This allows it to automatically fallback to a ScriptProcessorNode on Safari and other browsers that don't support AudioWorklets, as well as interoperate seamlessly with Tone.js, a popular web audio framework.

    Because of this, you have to use an AudioContext from standardized-audio-context when creating Faust nodes. If you want to use this loader with a vanilla AudioContext, please submit an issue or PR!

    With Typescript

    Typescript definitions are available for the imported modules. To automatically get the correct types when you import a .dsp file, add a file ending in .d.ts to your project containing the following:

    // faust-modules.d.ts
    declare module "*.dsp" {
      import { ProcessorLoader } from "faust-loader";
      const loader: ProcessorLoader;
      export = loader;

    You may need to update your tsconfig.json to ensure declaration files in your project are included by the Typescript compiler.

    With Tone.js

    import { getContext, connect } from "tone";
    import createSynth from "./Synthesizer.dsp";
    async function connectSynth() {
      const context = getContext();
      // `context` is the Tone Context, we need to get the raw standardized-audio-context.
      const node = await createSynth(context.rawContext);
      // We also need to use the global `connect` function since the node isn't a Tone AudioNode.
      connect(node, context.destination);

    With Next.js

    // next.config.js
    module.exports = {
      webpack: (config, { isServer }) => {
          test: [/\.dsp$/],
          loader: "faust-loader",
          options: {
            outputPath: `${isServer ? "../" : ""}static/processors/`,
            publicPath: "/_next/static/processors",
        return config;


    npm i faust-loader

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