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This article was published on August 26, 2016

BlokDust is the most beautiful way to make music in your browser

Juan Buis
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Juan Buis is TNW's Digital Culture Reporter, and you should click here. Juan Buis is TNW's Digital Culture Reporter, and you should click here.

Even though professional musicians often use tools like Logic or Ableton, there are a lot of ways to make music in your browser. From Google Music Lab to Incredibox, they all offer an accessible way of creating sounds.

With BlokDust, making music is now beautiful too. The open source project works like a digital version of Lego… for sounds. You get to play with colored blocks in all kinds of shapes, to create a musical machine to your liking.

By coupling Power blocks with Source and Effect blocks, it’s easy to get an interesting concoction up on your screen. The problem is that it might not sound very good yet.

That’s why it’s important to note that if you want to create something that sounds cool, you should prepare to invest some time. The systems you can create are complex and can be tweaked in a lot of different ways.

To get a head start, be sure to make use of the tutorials the creators put up on their website. They make understanding the different tools a lot easier.

Even though I didn’t have a lot of time, I was still able to create something I’d like to call The Fart Machine. Check it out, be inspired and share your creations in the comments.

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