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Web-based music creation sites and apps
Free, online music creation apps and links. Most do not require a download. Some require flash and may not work on all devices.
Fun! Select and loop, add or subtract beats, seamlessly. DJ-ing made easy.
Five-tone polyphonic synthesizer.
Only plays discrete pitches, but the pitch names are labeled on the keyboard. Varied timbres and rhythms—piano, organ, steel pan, strings, panpipes, etc., and several drum beats plus chord function.
Raindrop Melody maker
Tap a raindrop to start.
A good way to experiment with varying components of sound.
Synthgear tone generator
Tone matrix similar to raindrop melody maker (above).
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