Tahti.studio's free browser-based groovebox updated with open source sample library

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Updated: Tahti.studio has now received an update, with the most exciting addition being an open source library of free-licensed drum samples that features, among others, 808, 909, and household percussion kits from Bedroom Producers Blog

These sounds and patterns can be downloaded and used in other projects or instruments, and generous producers can even submit their own sample packs to the default library via GitHub. The impressive browser-based groovebox has also received some tweaks and improvements to its workflow, and users can now import, and export individual patterns as .wav or .tahti files.

There have been plenty of fun browser-based online music-making tools down the years, but the Tahti.studio groovebox looks significantly more capable than most of them.

Inspired by Elektron’s hardware grooveboxes, this offers sample-based sound generation - you can import your own samples, and a library of sounds and patterns comes included - with support for single-cycle waveforms. You have eight tracks to work with, and plenty of flexibility.

For example, each track has its own multimode filter, distortion, frequency shifter, sample-rate reducer, and amp envelope. Almost all parameters can be modulated on a per-step basis, and there are three freely assignable modulation sources per track.

Each step can have its own micro-timing, retriggering, probability, and trigger conditions, while tracks can have individual lengths and sequencer speeds. There are four send effects (chorus, phaser, reverb, delay) and a master compressor and soft clipper.

Collaboration is possible, too, thanks to the option to share patterns via secret links, and you can render patterns to WAV files so that you can continue to work on them in your DAW.

Tahti.studio was released in December and has already been updated with new features, such as a note parameter that can be quantised to a freely configurable scale with support for microtonality and Scala tuning files.

Get your groove on over at the Tahti.studio website.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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