Online DAW - Custom Designed For EDM

Welcome to Dappledark Studios. Our focus is to help you create amazing tunes.

We created Lockdown Composer to help you focus on producing polished songs. Whether you need inspiration and ideas to complete your unfinished loops or create songs from scratch, the Composer provides a performance-oriented environment, including some amazing audio units, to help you create, arrange and master complete songs very quickly.

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Search up to HALF A MILLION SOUNDS at FREESOUND. Take Your Music Production To The Next Level. The Composer Is Custom-Designed For EDM. Try It, We Think You’ll Love It.

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Start Rocking

Discover a lush and immersive environment for electronic music. Tired of the usual workflows? The Composer will have you rocking from the minute you launch it.

Create Rhythmic Beats, Melodies And Song Structures from virtually any sound. You don't need any musical knowledge,... simply use your ears and decide on what sounds right and let the Composer inspire you with ideas.

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POW!!! or should that be PWA?

A cool aspect of the Composer is that it uses the awesome WebAudio API, which means you simply point your browser and the Composer is ready … just launch the Composer and start using it. The Composer is also responsive and progressive, which means you can pin it locally, just like a native app and use it online, offline and on a wide range of target platforms. Although it's a web app, the Composer uses local processing power and your audio remains local.

Unlike many online offerings, you can build your collection of projects, samples and patches within the drive of your choice... just like any other desktop DAW. We even encode your projects into single files for convenience.

You can read more, check out some of our cool videos ... or better still ... simply launch the composer and try it.

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Super Slicers

Create virtually infinite looping ideas in seconds. The Slicer has the intelligence to produce beat-matched loops from the shortest of samples. Try different loop arrangements in sync-mode and use them in your song by simply dragging and dropping slices. Use your slices in your song structures, use them to create drum machines, samplers... and don't forget to check out the awesome Pad-Lock Unit, which enables you to play anything you slice.

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Create Your Own Drum Machines

Select from a cool range of drum machines or simply drag-and-drop samples, notes or slices onto the drum pads to create and shape new playable drums of your own. We have also included an intelligent Drum Pattern Generator for inspiration ... you've been warned! it's addictive :) Generate Drum Patterns. Create and arrange pattern sequences by using the Drummer's own arrangement playground and simply drag-and-drop patterns onto your song structure.

Watch The Live Performance On The Tech Machine Drum Kit

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32-Voice Synth Collection

Be prepared to be amazed by the sheer range of sounds that emerge from these synths.

FM Synth

Need that extra bite in your tracks? … The FM Synth is what you need.

Membrane Synth

Create thumping kicks and basslines.

Metal Synth

Create those hypnotic metallic sounds. Whether you are creating tubular steps for your melodies or generating hats for your drums … this is the one.

More ...

Need even more variations? ... You will find a growing list of options, now including an AM SYNTH, PLUCK SYNTH and BASE SYNTH. You can also create and shape your own instruments ... find more info below.

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Performance Pads

As you slice, the Composer automatically creates a one-shot grid layout of all the slices you fave in the Slicer, which you can use to play and layer your sounds. Intuitively mapped to MIDI keys, you can perform on 64 quantised pads, either in banks of 8 or all-at-once.

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Instrument Maker

Choose from a range of acoustic and electronic instruments .... or create your own. Simply click on any audio slice and transform it into a playable instrument. Each instrument has its own FX Rack, which you can use to shape your sounds with ease. The Player is MIDI enabled and provides a playground to store and test different permutations, overlayed onto different parts of your song.

Song Templates And Inspiration Wizards

Need inspiration for sounds and song structures?... choose from a growing range of pre-defined templates for inspiration.

You will also find inspiration wizards throughout the Studio, including song wizards that can generate song structures and looping ideas from your audio fragments.

Instant Sound Shaping

Sound shaping FX Racks are available against every track in your song. You can use dedicated solo racks or shared racks to locate the sweetspots in your sounds.

Whether you are looking for that perfect deep kick or simply creating buses for multiple tracks, you can instantly shape and perform using some amazing soundscapes.

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Performance Automations

You can perform and record automations for every rack. You can also draw directly on the automation canvases. Whether you are filtering or producing some amazing soundscapes, you will love the jamming potential within the performance racks.

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Volume Automation Patterns

Convenient and time-saving volume automation sequences are available for use against each pattern in your song.

FX Units

Select from an extensive range of FX units. Arrange them across a range of shared racks or create unlimited solo racks of your own. Use fx units within the configurable master rack to add that final polish to your tracks.

Multi-Track Recorders

Ever jammed something and wanted to identify those key parts that you love? The Composer provides a range of recorders to help you record just about anything you do in the Studio, which you can bounce, slice, shape, arrange and master. Endless possibilities..., what will you create?

Why not take the Composer for a spin today ... it's great fun ... we think you'll love it :)

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Still hungry for more info? We have a range of videos on our YouTube Channel that puts the Composer through its paces. You can also locate the FAQ on our Forum, as well as the Printable Composer Docs. If you need help at any time, just get in touch.

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