Realtime Shared Musical Keyboard

Screenshot of Speed Of Arts. The bottom of the image is a piano keyboard, above that is a list of
     GeneralMIDI instruments, and a 3D scene of a piano bursting with bright colorful balls.

Speed Of Arts is a Real Time Shared musical keyboard. It’s powered by a web socket server, and some nifty Midi JavaScript libraries. The idea is to give the user an instrument that allows them broad artistic freedom, and gives them the ability to interact with anyone around the world musically, without getting in the way. I also want it to be visually interesting.

In it’s current form, when you connect to the website you will be provided with two options. One to join the public room, or to start your own private room. If you join the public room, you ‘ll be greeted with a familiar musical keyboard, a list of available sounds, and a graphical display. If you’re on your phone you can tap the keyboard. If you’re a musician, you can plug in a midi instrument and begin playing. If you’re at your desktop, your keyboard is transformed into an instrument. Pressing + and – will allow you to adjust your octave, while the home row and the row above allows you to play notes.

I believe that Speed Of Arts provides a valuable service to musicians and students of music. Speed Of Arts connects people effortlessly in a way that’s anonymous but musically inclined. You don’t have a picture, or a name of whoever is at the other end. But you know they’re there, and they see you as well.

I hope to expand Speed Of Arts to provide more services and meaningful interactions between players. To try Speed Of Arts yourself, go to SpeedOfArts.com.

- Vi