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BLOKDUST – design your own music for free with this website

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Making music and playing with sound is traditionally thought of as something you do in a physical space. Thanks to the wonders of technology and the slow blurring of it with art, now you can play around with sound right on your web browser. BLOKDUST is a browser based sound creation tool.

This is an interesting website that lets you manipulate colored blocks to make your own unique music and sound. Each block does something different and they all need to build upon one another to build music. Given that, there is also a visual aspect to it as you begin to build.

Some blocks fit together better than others letting you design not just the sound, but the look of your piece as well. Mixing the visual with sound allows you to plan your piece more intuitively. This website is free and open source. Moving the blocks around is also really relaxing. The website works best in Chrome. It is free to use. If you happen to use another browser, drop us a comment to let us know how it worked out!

Donyae’s love for technology is based on a need to survive our future robotic overlords. Know thy enemy as you know yourself. But since even odds are on the zombie future, she has also learned how to prepare squirrel. You can find her on Facebook until the robots – or zombies – rise up.

Donyae Coles – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


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