This free online music utility (widget) can be found HERE . Opening it may take a little bit of time, so don't be too hasty. It is an interesting small sequencer, not all too difficult to operate. And it produces quite nice music. Do not expect complicated compositions. But it shows the principle of sequencing in an easily understood manner.
Just a few points you should remember.
- Start by clicking the "MORE"-button. You then have all controls available.
- The basic sequencer-matrix has (horizontally) 16 (quarter) notes or steps. At a tempo of 120 beats per minute (default starting value) this takes 2 seconds. Each click on the "+" adds another 16 steps that can individually be programmed..
- You can vary the tempo from 60 to 180 beats per minute.
- The sequencer-matrix has (vertically) 16 steps. You can enter (quarter) notes by clicking the squares. If you click the lowest square, the lowest sound will be played; if you click the topmost square, the highest sound. You can add 0, 1, 2, ... 16 (quarter) notes in each single step. More means richer and livelier sound (however, too many will kill the sound). To remove a note, click it again. To remove all notes (in a track), click CLR.
- There are 8 tracks with different voices (sound samples). You can only see one track at a time. The eight square buttons to the right of the matrix determine which track (and, of course, which voice) you are programming. The eight voices are: ToneMatrix, Harp, Organ, Saturn, Frogster, Avatar, Rhode bass and Drums.
- You can create 1-track (solo voice) music and you can construct multi-track music (up to 8 voices). For instance organ + bass + drums.
- In each square track-button you will see a tiny image of the array of notes you've entered in that track.
- You set the overall volume with the righthand 3/4-circular knob. You can set the volume of each track separately with the lefthand 3/4-circular knob. You can mute a track by clicking the small circular knob just below the track-volume control. You can vary the position of each track in the stereo-image (from completely left to completely right) with the small apostrophe-like knob next to the track-volume control.
- You can play the music you are composing while composing it. Just click the triangular "play"-button. In this way you can hear directly what you are doing. A very good method to fine-tune your music. Clicking on the "pause"-button will stop the music.
- When you are satisfied with the music you've created, you can play it into a separate recording programme, such as "Audacity". In inudge itself there is no way to save your composition as a MP3 (yet). You can however click the righthand top knob "get + share". This opens (after a few seconds, don't be too hasty) a submenu in which you can send the music to a friend (by email) or to your social network. Or you can get a link to it, to mail around yourself. Or you can embed the widget on your website. The interesting thing is, that the addressee can not only see and hear your composition - he can also change it and then return it to you. A good way of online cooperation!
This image is a screenshot, NOT the programme itself. If you click in the image, the programme will open on a new page. You can run the programme from that page.