Command Shift Performance

Who needs instruments (or, for that matter, musical talent) to create a symphony? It’s the computer age, which means that there’s virtually nothing in the world that can’t be digitally produced. Which is good news for aspiring music makers. Patatap, by Jono Brandel, is a sound creation tool that lets you "compose" music while also providing fun visuals, right from your computer keyboard. Each letter gets its own sound and animation, and it even works on a tablet or phone. Try it out below (just be sure to turn your volume up). —Adam Albright-Hanna