Andre Michelle, the genius programmer who is also responsible for the fantastic Hobnox Audio Tool (I wrote about it frequently last year), has come up with a new, nifty audio-game: The Tone Matrix!
Tone Matrix is a simple flash-based sinewave synthesizer triggered by an ordinary 16step sequencer. You have a square filled with more squares which you can activate and de-activate by clicking them. This way you can easily create "gamelan-esque" sequences or minimal rhythms that you can vary constantly. The pattern can be totally hypnotising and playing with this thing is seriously addictive.
After coming up with a bunch of geometric patterns I soon began to write words into the grid just to see how text patterns might sound.
This simple idea is apparently based on the fantastic Tenori-On by Yamaha. Thanks Andre for providing these amazing toys for free!