May 20, 2015
If you've ever dreamed of composing cheesy scene transition scores that might accompany animations or Gameboy games, you need to check this this thing out.
Local musician and software developer Steve Goldberg has built a Roland Juno-106 synthesizer from the 80s that can be played right on your browser.
While using a mouse or trackpad doesn't really allow you to pull off the kinds of speedy arpeggios and Cars-style power melodies you might want to, Goldberg really created it to be played using a MIDI Keyboard. It's still a totally pleasant bleep and bloop experience in its own right, though.