Building Beats Toolbox

Some of our tools that we use in the classroom


Incredibox is a free musical app in which you can easily create a mix by running a band of beatboxers to learn loops and bar.


Cool and fun music making app, shaped by the sounds of the '80s! So easy to make music anyone can do it!

808 Cube

808 Cube combines the Roland TR-808 drum machine with the Rubik's Cube.

building beats midi center

An exclusive MIDI hub for Building Beats students


A portable animation and sound kit

isle of tune

A musical sequencer with a twist of city building and simulation

Splice beatmaker

Make and share beats in your browser with samples from Splice Sounds.

Ableton Learn Music

The go-to DAW now has a cloud-based webpage to learn the basics of music. And you can export it all to Ableton!


A tool to create music from scratch, record and collaborate with classmates.

HTMl 5 Drum Machine

Html5 Drum Machine is the Roland TR-808 drum machine on your browser.


BeepBox is an online tool for sketching and sharing chiptune melodies.


Interactive music-making. Build synths & sounds all in the browser, and share your creations


A tool to create music from scratch, record and collaborate with classmates.

Learning Synths

ableton learn synths

Learning Synths is a new, interactive website that puts a synthesizer (and synth lessons) right in your web browser.


Make loops and beats with samples directly on your keyboard

Chrome Music Lab

Chrome Music Lab is a collection of experiments that let anyone, at any age, explore how music works.

Virtual Drumming

Virtual Drumming is a collection of free online drum games where you can play drum beats, drum solos and songs

sample stitch

Try Re-constructing the Samples of Popular Producers' Beats