Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Four Fantastically Fun Music Makers

Are you tired of endlessly scouring the internet for all of the best creative music makers you can get our hands on? Me too. That's why I bitched out and only posted 4 instead of my intended 10. There are a lot of great music games out there, but here's a list of some that caught my eye:

Music Box

Music Box is almost retarded-simple, but somehow menacingly HARD. It is literally exactly what is looks like: digital music box, make your own pegs, hear your own tune. I couldn't make anything worthwhile, but I'm working on it. Take my word for it, if you can work out a little ditty on this bad boy it could be the most rewarding experience of your life.

Break in the Road

Alright, now this guy is a little bit different. Break in the Road is not so much about making music as it is finding music. Basically you navigate, click by click, through a digital city, recording noises you hear along the way. After you've filled the 5 spaces allotted to you, you bring them all back the studio and mix a tracks of nothing but city sounds. Admittedly it starts off slow, but give yourself the chance to get the hang of it, it's pretty fun.


It's really simple, but kind of hard to explain. Basically you have a grid, little boxes, and the ability to send squared-in arrows hurling toward walls. When the arrow hits the wall, it makes a tone, whose pitch depends on where on the wall it hit. Alright, that doesn't sound so simple, but I promise it is. Play around, click like crazy, and then after you figure everything out try to make a song. Should be easy enough, pretty much anywhere you click will make wonderful sound.

Isle of Tune

Here we go, I've saved the best for last. Isle of Tune is one of the most creative and fun things I've seen on the internet thus far. Every light, tree, flower, house, and pot car the passes makes its own unique noise. You can change what notes are made by clicking on the object and choosing a new color. Here's what you do: Make a road, line it with neighborhood objects, place a car in the mix and listen. These tunes can get pretty complex and a tad confusing, but in a good way. If you're having trouble making anything that sounds decent place some loops down. After your done name and save your town, then take a look at some other towns made by other people- sadly if you're anything like me, theirs will be much better than yours. Isle of Tune is definitely a must see.

Having trouble finding that spark of inspiration? I bet Bobby McFerrin can help. If you don't click on any of the links thus far at least watch the video. It's absolutely worth it.

The internet is literally riddled with little games like these and most of them are amazing. If you find any that are as good or better than these post them in the comments section, I'd love to see them!

1 comment:

  1. Well, I certainly know what method of procrastination I shall be employing today. Cheers geez.


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