Today Google made Android N official and rolled out the update’s first Developer Preview. That update is only available to select devices, but if you don’t have one of them, Google’s got something else for you to play with.
Chrome Music Lab is now official, letting you use your web browser to play with musical elements like sound, rhythm, and melody. There are 12 different categories available, including Rhythm — which offers different patterns for you to play along with — Arpeggios, Oscillators, and a Melody Maker. Simply use your mouse cursor, or your finger if you’re on your phone, and make music. Some of the experiments involve taps, but others are more involve, like the Kadinsky experiment that has you drawing or the Oscillators that let you make sounds by stretching a colorful creature.
While the experiments are part of the Chrome Music Lab, they’re built using an open web standard, you don’t need Chrome to use them. They also work on both computers as well as phones and laptops, so you should be able to make music on just about any of your devices.
Chrome Music Lab is a fun little thing that a lot of people will enjoy. Sure, it’s not going to help you get things done faster (it’s more of a distraction, actually) or anything like that, but it’s a neat way to kill some time and maybe learn a little about music, too.