Make Electronic Beats With Just Your QWERTY Keyboard

Make Electronic Beats With Just Your QWERTY Keyboard
technology

Patatap explores the concept of Visual Music with this synesthetic experience.

Rachel Pincus
  • 1 april 2014


In his most recent project, Google designer Jono Brandel shows the possibilities hidden within our standard keyboards with an interactive site called Patatap.

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With no musical knowledge required and most of the sounds untuned, pressing combinations of keys soon leads to an explosion of sound and color. Brandel was inspired by the condition of synaesthesia, which creates automatic sensations in other senses upon experiencing certain sensations. In the case of Patatap, you can ‘see music,’ as Brandel matched the sounds with patterns and animations that seemed relevant. The sounds evoke electronic music and were created by the Japanese composer duo Lullatone.

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