AR Synth

Turn your home into an electronic music studio with 3D and augmented reality!

By Google Arts & Culture

02 AR Synth [3D_Desktop] Instruments Overview

An online experiment powered by augmented reality and 3D modeling, AR Synth invites music lovers everywhere to explore and play with five famous synthesizers from the collection of the Swiss Museum for Electronic Music Instruments (SMEM).

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Create interactive loops, compose patterns and interact with features inspired by these iconic machines.

Spin the controller on Memorymoog to experience its powerful lead and massive bass sound beloved by musicians such as Jean-Michel Jarre, Prince, and Air.

Or draw on the screen of Fairlight CMI Music Station to learn about this revolutionary synthesizer which made sample-based genres such as hip hop and house possible.

06 AR Synth [AR Version] ARP Odyssey

How does it work?

On mobile devices that support AR: Scan your surroundings, drag and drop instruments of your choice, and start composing! Each instrument is controlled by a 16-step sequencer. 

Explore numerous arrangements automatically generated by the system or compose your own using the grid controller. Get creative with the tweak button to sculpt your sound, a feature inspired by the iconic knobs, sliders and switches of actual synthesizers.

07 AR Synth [AR Version] CR-78 Drum Machine

Roland CR-78 was originally intended as a rhythm accompaniment for organs but found success as an instrument in its own right as it can be heard in Phil Collins’ 1981 classic “In the Air Tonight”.

02 AR Synth [3D_Desktop] Instruments Overview

On mobile and desktop without AR

We created a virtual space where you can drag and drop instruments of your choice and start composing! Drag the screen to pan, zoom in to see the details on the instruments, and right click to orbit.

AR Synth. Music, Makers & Machines on Google Arts & Culture

Now it's your turn to create the next big hit in electronic music with AR Synth! Don't forget to share your masterpiece on social media with #Googleartsandculture and #musicmakersmachines.

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