Irritant Creative’s WebX0X is a free drum synthesizer and sequencer that runs in your web browser.
It’s built using the Web Audio API. Because it’s based on web standards, it works in recent versions of Chrome, Firefox and Safari on desktop and iOS. All sound generation is performed entirely in the browser without the use of samples.
WebX0X is designed to be a demonstration of some of the possibilities of Web Audio – and also a fun drum machine.
Here’s what the developers have to say about it:
WebX0X takes its name from the classic drum machines made by Roland in the 1980s, most notably the TR-606, TR-707, TR-808 and TR-909. Like the 606 and 808, WebX0X synthesizes all its sounds using simple oscillators, noise generators, filters and envelope generators (the 909 used a mix of analog synthesis and digital samples, while the later 707 was entirely sample based), and has an integrated step sequencer to control patterns.
WebX0X has 4 synthesizers, or ‘voices’. Unlike most classic analog drum machines, WebX0X uses the same algorithm for all voices. Each voice is tuned to resemble a different kind of drum by default (kick, snare, hihat and cowbell), but is also capable of a wide variety of other percussive sounds. This makes WebX0X very flexible.
Check it out and let us know what you think!