Developer Maxime Chevalier-Boisvert has released an updated version of NoiseCraft, a free visual programming language and synthesis platform that runs in Chrome or Edge web browsers.
Chevalier-Boisvert says that NoiseCraft is “Inspired by Max/MSP and PureData, but designed to be more approachable to beginners.” It’s intended to be a free tool for exploring synthesis and a teaching tool, and is best suited for exploring additive, subtractive and FM synthesis.
There are a variety of examples available at the NoiseCraft site:
- Detuned Saw Synth With Sub Osc And Stereo Delay
- Simple Synthesizer
- Kaïser Clicker Clicker’s FM (FM synthesis example)
- Triple oscillator + delay + overdrive pedal (playable with a MIDI keyboard)
- The little acid machine that could (my attempt at an acid sound)
- Noise Machine / Relaxing Ocean Sounds
- Polyclocks v.1.0 (polyrhythm)
- Long Gate & Retrigger
- Da Wubs (dubstep style wub-wub)
- andyS’ DTMF synth
- (a or not b)’s subtractive synthesizer v1.0
Note: Chrome or Edge web browsers are required.
Source code for NoiseCraft is available via Github.