Assisted Keyboard

The Assisted Keyboard is a creative coding experiment created with no previous programming experience. The idea behind the concept was to explore computer assisted music in the face of automation. The result is a musical instrument designed to empower novices by helping them to create their first melody.

When the keyboard detects that two keys are played in an order that works well musically, the computer helps the aspiring musician to take his composition further. The next key in line agitates to indicate that it can contribute to the sound that he is trying to create, and if the key is pressed the computer automatically compose the rest of the melody. Just sit back and let the computer turn your intuitions into a strong base for your first track!

On top of being an introduction to programming, this project was a discovery of the mechanics of automated responses and simple algorithms in javascript as well as sound sampling.