VSL// Make your own music with this cool Web site

If making music wasn’t ever your thing, it is now. Just play with iNudge, a slick new music-making site, and you’ll probably compose a catchy (and original) tune within a minute.

The site uses the same concept behind music boxes and player pianos to help you create interesting music in an intuitive way. It provides several grids made up of notes varying in pitch and timing, which you can highlight to construct a visual map of your song. When you press play, a cursor sweeps through the grid like a beam on a radar display, sounding selected notes as it passes over them. The format is a great mix of the aural and visual (you can test what a smiley face or the letter X sounds like), but cooler still is the feature that allows you to easily email your compositions. Of course, recipients don’t have to play them, but we’re betting they’ll want to.

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VSL// Make your own music with this cool Web site