Last week we were making acid house in our browsers, now we have the HTML 5 Drum Machine Emulator.

Created by developer Jamie Thomson, the emulator lets you select from five different kits, including Roland’s iconic TR-808 and TR-909, the Linndrum, Elektron’s Machinedrum, and an acoustic drum kit for those who like things a little more natural.

As well as adopting the look of the drum machine it’s emulating, the app works pretty well too. You can create multiple 16-step patterns, manipulate the pitch and volume of each individual drum sample and even save patterns for the next time you visit the page. Once you’ve laid down your beat, you can even export the whole thing as a WAV file to incorporate into your productions.

Check it out here, and if you get bored of making beats and acid house in your browser, remember there’s also a hip hop sampler for your computer keyboard. [via Synthtopia]

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