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This article was published on March 9, 2016


Google’s Music Lab is an amazing collection of interactive musical experiments

Google’s Music Lab is an amazing collection of interactive musical experiments
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Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

You’re probably well familiar with Google’s Chrome Experiments that show off the cool things you can pull off with a Web browser these days, but a new collection launched today touts the cool musical possibilities you can build too.

Google Music Lab is a small collection of interactive experiments that use the Web Audio API to do something cool. It’s a part of Google’s efforts for Music In Our Schools month and hopes to show how learning music can be more accessible by using technology.

There’s an amazing interactive spectogram that shows you what a bunch of sounds look like in real time, an oscillator demo with cute singing shapes, a spinner that records your voice and plays it at the speed you drag, as well as a ton more.

The demos show just how much the Web Audio API can do, and the possibilities that can be built on it – making music or sounds right in your browser without needing a plugin like Adobe Flash feels magical.

Google Music Lab

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