Google’s latest Arts & Culture initiative takes us through electronic music: the history, the innovators and of course the instruments. And “Google AR Synth”
“Google AR Synth” includes five classic instruments, including the ARP Odyssey, the Roland CR-78, and the floppy-based Fairlight CMI. You can place as many machines as you want on a virtual soundstage, with the option to adjust notes, tempo, tone, and samples in a one-measure loop. Using “Google AR Synth” on a laptop or desktop you are in a black and white room, but opening the web app on your phone unlocks AR support so you can place the instruments in your room with the camera from your phone.
Google got its instrument samples from the Swiss Museum of Electronic Musical Instruments, one of the many places you can see on a virtual tour of Google Arts & Culture. If you want to learn more about these legendary instruments, visit the Music, makers and machines page and start reading!
If you’re making a cool jam on “Google AR Synth”, go up in the right corner and click the “Share” button. Then you can get a shareable link to save for yourself or show off to your friends. Here is my session for an example of what a few minutes in the “AR Synth” can do.
Source: Google Arts & Culture via 9to5Google