Make music in your browser

Nowadays you can make music on on your browser – even if you can’t really play real instruments. I have earlier written about Patatap, and here are some new finding on this field:

ACID MACHINE BETA is a in-browser tool (uses HTML5 “magic”) that emulates Roland’s TB-303 bass synthesizer with built-in sequencer. It brings the essence of building a bass, lead and drum sequence to you without the need to install any additional software! (works well on Firefox and Chrome) It allows you to easily make your own ACID house music as the well-known “acid” sound is typically produced by playing a repeating note pattern on the TB-303 (like in this classic track).

According to Make acid house in your browser with Acid Machine article Acid Machine is described by developers Errozero as a “work in progress”, but it’s already working better than a faulty TB-303 found on eBay. As well as featuring two of the famous bass synthesisers, Acid Machine also features a drum machine. Acid Machine is making the dream of writing acid house tracks in the office a reality. Play with it for few minutes and you have some interesting sounding results!


Want some more drum machines?  Emulate four classic drum machines in your browser article tells about HTML 5 Drum Machine Emulator  that that can emulate five different kits: Roland’s iconic TR-808 and TR-909, the Linndrum, Elektron’s Machinedrum and an acoustic drum kit. You can create multiple 16-step patterns, manipulate the pitch and volume of each individual drum sample and even save patterns for the next time you visit the page. Once you’ve laid down your beat, you can even export the whole thing as a WAV file.


Or do you want to try to play with hip hop samples? Turn your computer keyboard into an MPC and recreate hip hop beats from Dilla, Kanye and 9th Wonder  with interactive hip hop sampler Sample Stitch. Sample Stitch  lets you reinterpret, record and even share your creations to Facebook and Twitter.




  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    MixPad Multitrack Recording Software
    Multitrack Mixing Software for Everyone

    With MixPad multi-track recording and mixing software, you can access all the power of professional recording and mixing equipment through a single platform that streamlines the process and makes mixing a breeze.

    Create audio productions within minutes of downloading
    Mix an unlimited number of audio, music and voice tracks
    All the multitrack features an audio professional needs

    Get it Free. Get the MixPad free multitrack recording software for non-commercial use only. If you are using it at home, you can download the free version here.

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    Auto-Tune creator Dr Andy Hildebrand has won a Grammy Award for his groundbreaking achievements in the recording field

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    We’re guessing that he doesn’t have jumpsuits like Harry Styles or moves like Beyonce, but Antares founder Dr Andy Hildebrand does have one thing in common with these two pop titans: he won a Grammy Award at the weekend. Not for an album or song, though – Hildebrand’s prize was given in honour of his achievement in creating the pitch correction powerhouse that is Auto-Tune.

  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

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    Flashback: synth legend Suzanne Ciani soundtracks a pinball machine in this mesmerizing ’80s documentary

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    What do you understand by DAW? DAW refers to Digital Audio Workstation that is vital for every home studio, but they are mostly expensive.

    You may have a separate budget of a few hundred dollars set aside for perfect studio software.

    But, do you know that there are several options to create similar effects without spending a penny? Any free online DAW has the ideal features to create the kind of music you want.

    So, don’t worry about the expense or let it come between producing good music of your own.

    You must consider a few things while choosing the best DAW online.

  10. Tomi Engdahl says:

    7 Free Online DAWs for Music Production and Podcasting
    Garling Wu
    Published Jul 21, 2022

    Each one is packed with amazing music creation features.

    What Is a Browser-Based DAW?

    A browser-based DAW lets you produce, edit, and mix audio straight in your web browser. In the past, DAWs required powerful computing to do this, and the software is still expensive to own, but all that has changed, thanks to cloud processing and storage.

    If you’ve never used a DAW before, then an online DAW is a great place to begin. The interface is usually a lot less complex than a traditional software DAW, while still giving you the option to play software instruments, add plugins, effects, and much more.

    Benefits include being able to access the DAW from anywhere that has an internet connection and being able to collaborate with other people on a project. This is really useful if you are looking to start a remote podcast, for example.

    Each browser-based DAW that we list below is different and the best way to find out which one will work for you is to take it for a test drive. To help you narrow down the choice, we’ve also written about some of the best features that each one has to offer.

  11. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Singing Toto Africa BADLY and fixing it with AUTO-TUNE

    The pitch correction software I used is called Melodyne. Get it here:

    Singing “Toto – Africa” very badly on purpose and trying to save it in Pro Tools. I used a FANTASTIC tool called Melodyne Essential to put the notes in pitch and MAutoPitch as an auto-tune.

  12. Tomi Engdahl says:

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    04:05 FM synth
    04:24 Physical modeling synth
    04:56 Wavefolding synth
    05:13 Phase distortion synth
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    06:15 Sample chopping
    06:57 Chromatic sample tuning
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    10:29 FX spring
    10:58 FX nitro
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    12:22 Tape stop
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    15:10 Arrangement
    15:43 Mixing & mastering
    16:49 Project management
    17:30 Beat performance
    18:21 Beat demo
    19:24 Conclusion
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    The evolution of electronic music like Hip-Hop and Techno can be directly traced back to one common ancestor: Kraftwerk. Join us on a journey through their best albums as we analyze the beats behind the minimalistic masterpieces.

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    00:00 – 00:36 Intro
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