Developer Nikolay Tsenkov let us know about Viktor NV-1 – a free browser-based software MIDI synthesizer.
In Chrome, you can plug in a MIDI keyboard and play it. Tsenkov notes that, if you connect a MIDI keyboard, you need to restart your browser to ensure that the keyboard controller is recognized.
“This is still a ‘work in progress’,” he notes, “but I already spend a significant time playing ….and I hope you’ll like it, too.”
Viktor NV-1 is a multi-oscillator virtual analog synthesizer, powered by Web Audio. It uses the familiar Moog-inspired architecture for the patching of modules, and also supports the Web MIDI API, so connecting a keyboard should work out of the box in the latest Chrome.
Browser-based music software is still fairly ‘bleeding edge’. So, if you give it a try, leave a comment and share what you tried and how it worked for you!