Five Fun Websites to Make Music Online

Posted in: Digital Music by SlackerDan on June 30th, 2008 | 20 Comments

Here are five websites where you are the musical artist.

Ah, music. Everybody likes a good song, tune, or house track. Here are five websites that allow you to make music online.


My personal favorite in this list, JamStudio is very easy and intuitive to use. You compose the basic song by musical notes, which can then by played back in a variety of instruments, each with a wide range of styles. For example, the guitar effects include “classic”, “mellow”, and “beach”. I have very little musical training, but it only took me a few minutes to compose music with JamStudio. Note that the full service, including downloading your songs, is for-pay, but there is no fee for joining. All-in-all well worth the visit and membership fee.


This is a very community-driven site, with an impressive online audio studio. You’ll probably want to read the FAQ first, as the Splice Studio isn’t as intuitive as JamStudio’s. Or that is to say, it has many features you’ll probably need to read about first before use. You can add audio tracks of various beats and sound effects, many donated by the community, along with musical instruments. You can share your music with others and remix songs, too.

Tony-b Machine

This is a fun little music composer. Hand-drawn, even. But you’ll be creating dance beats in no time at all with the Tony-b machine. An online synthesizer with a funky keyboard, the Tony-b machine uses most of the keyboard for different samples, effects, etc. You can register to become a full user and record tracks for others to listen to.

Visual Acoustics

I included this one because, well, it’s fun. The Visual Acoustics is unique in that you paint the sounds you want to hear. There are four instruments, and you choose one or all as the musical “brush” and by moving it around create music. Simple and very soothing.

P22 Music Text Composition Generator

In its own words, “The P22 Music Text Composition Generator allows any text to be converted into a musical composition. This composition is displayed in musical notation and simultaneously generated as a midi file.” Neat! If you have any poems you’d like to hear as music, this is the place to go.

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