Warning: reading this article any further will certainly ruin your day – but in the most fun way imaginable. Because developer Errozero has created a fairly easy-to-use TB-303 copy, called ‘Acid Machine’, to be played in your browser, making it possible to more or less write your own acid track from the comfort of your office chair.
Errozero is a “small creative team based in the North West UK”. But as it happens there were one or two tech-savy dance music geeks in the website builder’s organization that spent a little off time on creating what is probably the most addictive browser minigame this year.
Those without a TB-303 hardware clone or DAW plug-in might have to go through a bit of a learning curve at first. But know that the payoff will be hugely rewarding when you start to lay down your own dirty riff on this fun adaptation of Roland’s epic bass synthesizer. There’s also a drum computer built-in so you can have a beat to go along with your bass line (and of course enough knobs, distortion and delay to tweak to keep things interesting).
Go and create your office acid track here (‘Acid Machine’ supposedly works best on Chrome).