It’s Friday, my friends, and I’ve found a great way to get you in the mood for the weekend that I think you’ll enjoy.
Earlier this week, Google Arts & Culture has created a new digital exhibition celebrating various pioneers in electronic music. He also released an interactive 3D synthesis tool as part of that – and it’s very addicting.
You can go to the site on your phone or desktop browser and line up five well-known syth machines to play music using preset grids and dials. These synths include the Moog Memorymoog, ARP Odessy, Akai S900, Roland CR-78, and Fairlight CMI.
Don’t worry if you don’t know much about making music, you can try out some auto-generated random patterns and the algorithm makes sure it produces something that is in sync. Rest assured, it won’t sound awful.
Once you feel comfortable, you can play around with these grids and dials on the synths to create your own songs. The best thing about it is that there are a few things that you can change and create a composition that you would like to listen to as you work. No need to rely on Spotify or Youtube for these beats.
Although I use 3D mode on the desktop to play with this tool, you can also use AR mode on your compatible Android phone. You will need the latest version of the ARCore app from Google for this.
You can visit this link to start this experiment. Happy friday.
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Published March 12, 2021 – 06:33 UTC