Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Experiment With Sounds on Incredibox

Incredibox is a neat website that allows you to create unique rhythms and sounds from drag-and-drop menu. The sounds in the menus are recordings of a Bobby McFerrin-like artist making "human beat box" sounds. You can experiment with different sound loops, choruses, and instrumental sounds to create your own unique sound loops.

To use Incredibox just head over to the website, select the English or French version, then start mixing sounds by dragging from the menu to the "people field." Every time you add a new sound a new person appears in the screen. Click a person to delete the sound he represents.











Thanks to David Kapuler for sharing this link.

Applications for Education
Unfortunately, there does not appear to be a way to download the sound loops you create on Incredibox. That said, it could still be a good resource for students to use to experiment with rhythms and sounds in an introduction to music course.

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