Fun Friday: Synthesizers on the Web for Key-Mapped Notes

September 18, 2020

We've seen a lot of great musicians using Makey Makey to trigger music and sound effects and we wanted to join in on the fun!

In fact, just recently, we shared a new synth/midi app made by Makey Makey ambassador Liam Baum (aka MrBombMusic.)

Today we are exploring more synthesizers on the web with key-mapped notes. 

Check out this video where we just play around with different synthesizer sounds on websynths.com.

 

Fruity Beats with Websynths.com

We got a little carried away playing with websynths.com. On this browser-based app, you can change the synth sounds, adjust filters, amplitude envelope, effects, reverb, etc. 

You will need to remap arrows to different key presses, and you might decide to only play the white keys (leave out the sharp/flat notes). Need a Remap Guide?

Notes you can Remap on Makey Makey for WebSynths.com

Music Notes

Keyboard Key

C

Z

D

X

D#

C

F

V

G

B

G#

N

A#

M

F

A

G

S

G#

D

A#

F

C

G

 

More Web-based Synths with Key-Mapped Notes

Midi.city has over 128 different instruments and uses keypresses from the top two rows of the QWERTY keyboard. You'll have to remap some arrow keys, but all the keys are remappable on the Makey Makey. (Remap Guide)

  • MK-1
    A sampling synth made by Eric Rosenbaum for Makey Makey. Record your own sound, use preset scales, and set the keys to play just the notes you want.

    Makey Makey Midi Player

    This awesome midi app was created by Makey Makey Ambassador Liam Baum (aka MrBombMusic.) He built this app with p5.js & Soundfont-Player.  Plug in your Makey Makey, and choose an instrument from the dropdown and begin playing a full scale with the instrument of your choice! (Note: you will need to remap a few pins on the back of the board for keys h and j.)

     

    Virtual Musical Makey Makey

    This app was created by Johnny Tal as a way to easily upload any sound you want for any input, or choose an instrument from the list and easily monitor what's being triggered on the virtual Makey Makey.

     

    Piano Genie

    Another great piano app! Click the Settings wheel to change the piano keys to Makey Makey keypresses and start playing! 

    Chamber Music Piano
    You can play 10 different notes on this piano (using w, a, s, d, f, left, up, right, down and space). Play along with the video for a piano duet!

Need a Refresher on how to connect objects to apps with Makey Makey?

If you've been following along with our at home classes, we made a whole tutorial on connecting drawings to App with Makey Makey. View the video below or visit the class here

 

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