A new way to discover and share melodies.

Start Making Music

Concept

Procedural music

(No coding required)

Automatune makes it easy for everyone to explore procedural music. You don’t need to be a coder, or even a musician. Just fire it up and start adding notes!

Here’s how to get started:

  1. Start up the pre-alpha app prototype.
  2. Click on a tile to add an arrow. Click again to change its direction.
  3. Right click an arrow to assign a note. Every time the circle visits that tile, the note will play.

The finished version of Automatune will support all sorts of widgets to make your music more interesting.

Tech

100% Browser-Based

(No plugins required)

Automatune will be written entirely using W3C standards-compliant browser APIs. This means you can create music on any device - Windows, Mac, Linux, even your grandma’s cell phone. Here are a few of the technologies that will be used:

  • HTML5/CSS3/JS
  • Web Audio API
  • CSS Transitions and Animations
  • Smooth frame-based animation using requestAnimationFrame
  • Support for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and IE10+

You will be able to easily share your creations with others - no accounts, no hassle! Just copy the sharing link and email it to your friend, IM it to your colleague, or scribble it on a piece of paper and send it through the mail.

Features

Completely Customizable

Automatune will include many interactive components, which will allow for literally endless customization. (For the tech crowd, this means it will be turing complete!) Here are a few of the widgets in store:

  • Arrows that change direction each time they are visited
  • Tiles that create new visitors periodically, or when they are visited by another visitor
  • Visitors that play notes upon interacting with other visitors
  • Tiles that pause a visitor until a counterpart tile is visited

And many many more! (But don’t worry - they will all be thoroughly explained!)

Related

Automatune was inspired by Tone Matrix, and incorporates a similar approach to 2D visual programming as the game SpaceChem.

Here is a list of some additional related projects: