Acid Machine 2
Acid Machine is an integrated music production environment featuring a
sequencer hooked up to some classic-sounding emulations of TB-303
synths and a drum machine with a full set of retro-sounding
samples. If you’ve ever
Rebirth from Propellerhead
this arrangement will be very familiar to you. The app feels solid and
intuitive (especially if you have familiarity with the
machines/software it is emulating). An interesting feature is the
availability of a paid-for Electron
powered desktop version which can load Rebirth
.RBS files. I also
love the implementation of a MIDI “learn” mode to map controller signals
to the knobs and buttons of the virtual tools…. now I just need
make a nice MIDI controller to
play with it!
Web Audio Designer - a GUI for building Web Audio node graphs
Comet is a web synthesiser with an experimental interface. It features a double oscillator with 5 waveform, detune and gain mix each, filters, customizable effects all wrapped up in a colourful animated interface.
Audio User Experience explorations from Codrops
Codrops is a web design and development blog. Musical Interactions explores how mouse gestures and other user interactions can be mapped to audio. There’s a lot of different ideas here and the code is available on Github if something inspires you.
W3C Workshop on Web & Virtual Reality
Virtual reality is a rapidly emerging technology that is being explored both on and off the web platform. On the web the challenge of positioning audio in the same virtual space as the visual is being tackled using Web Audio - notably through Google’s Omnitone project. This report from a recent W3C workshop gives a broad overview of the state of the art of VR on the web.
Don’t Just Mix
Another inspiring Chrome Experiment - this time from Chi Zeng who has built an impressive multi-channel digital audio workstation (DAW). All the features you’d expect are here - including multi-channel recording and playback, an effects bus, solo and muting of channels and non-linear editing of the audio.
A set of public domain icons that you can use in your audio projects. Featuring a variety of synths, microphones, instruments and connectors.
A Brief Survey of Sound Art
A fantastic overview of the history of sound art from the avant garde ambient of the early 1900’s to the experiments of contemporary artists today.