Free HTML 5 Drum Machine For Your Web Browser


Developer Jamie Thomson let us know about the HTML 5 Drum Machine Emulator – a new browser-based drum machine, described as a ‘the most advanced in-browser drum machine available’.

“I created this app with the intention that producers could compose and download drum patterns in a highly intuitive and accessible way,” says Thomson.  Continue reading

Free NexusUI Turns Your Web Browser Into A Music Controller

free-open-source-javascript-music-controllerNexusUI is a free JavaScript library of audio interface components lets you turn your Web browser into a music controller.

NexusUI is not a ‘canned solution’, but is a set of components that can be used to build custom interfaces.

Because they are built with Javascript, interfaces based on NexusUI can run in a Web browser. And they can be used to integrate directly with the Web Audio API in the browser, or to transmit OSC to apps like Max, SuperCollider or Chuck. Continue reading

BBC Recreates Sounds Of Radiophonic Workshop With HTML Audio

The BBC has published some online demonstrations that recreate the sounds of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop using the Web Audio API:

Explore the BBC sound of the 1960s with our 4 demos of Radiophonic equipment, built with the new Web Audio API standard. Each demo comes with commented code, so you can learn how to build your own audio applications.

The demos include simulations of the Workshop’s gunfire effects, the ‘Wobbulator’, tape loops & a ring modulator.

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Can Your Mobile Device Play This? (HTML Audio Test)

Can your mobile device play this?

Alex Gibson’s WAVE-PD1, aka WavePad, is a basic synth toy that sounds a bit like a theremin, built with HTML 5 audio.

WavePad has a simple touchpad UI and generates sound based on the waveform and filter settings that you can select. It can also be affected using delay and feedback settings.

While it’s unsophisticated as a synth, it’s built with HTML and delivered via the Web, so it should theoretically be cross-platform. At this time, only about 25% of the smartphones in use support HTML5 audio.

Does this work with yours?

Soundation Studio Adds External Midi Recording

Browser-based virtual studio Soundation Studio has added support for external MIDI recording.

Now you can connect an external keyboard to one of the virtual instruments in Soundation and record directly to the “cloud”. Soundation Studio comes with 4 different synthesizers, a drum machine and a sample player. You can also use the virtual keyboard in Soundation to record a part.

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Free Browser-Based Modular Synthesizer, WebModular

Want to get your modular on in your web browser?

g200kg has released WebModular, a free browser-based modular synthesizer:

WebModular is a simple modular software synthesizer, written in HTML 5 + Javascript. Realtime sound generation with javascript.

While an interesting proof of concept, WebModular suffers from limitations that plague most browser-based music software. Most notably, it runs like your computer is 10 years older than it really is.

Is there a future for browser-based music software? Check this out and let us know what you think!

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