Contact FutureLearn for Support
Skip main navigation
We use cookies to give you a better experience, if that’s ok you can close this message and carry on browsing. For more info read our cookies policy.
We use cookies to give you a better experience. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or read our cookies policy for more information.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this week, you will be able to:

  • describe the functionality of drum machine user interfaces
  • load and playback samples using web audio API
  • select appropriate sounds for a drum machine
  • work with drum loops
  • use a step sequencer
  • customise a drum machine user interface

The key techniques we will cover are:

  • Playing a sampled sound
  • Setting up a clock with events
  • Playing samples on the clock
  • Storing a binary sequence
  • Stepping through the sequence
  • Editing a sequence with a UI

Share this article:

This article is from the free online course:

Learn to Code Electronic Music Tools with Javascript

Goldsmiths, University of London