JiG is on Patreon and Needs You! Click here for more information


Tony-b Machine


  • Currently 4.6/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rating: 4.6/5 (25 votes)
Comments (19) | Views (2,826)

Artbegottitony-b machineIf you're like me and suffer from "Funky-Chicken-itis" and are looking for a tool to help you shake yo' groove thang, might I recommend a little dance music? The Tony-b Machine is a cool techno-music webtoy to give you just the right beats. Simply slide the sliders and push the buttons to crank out your own thumping creation.

The Tony-b Machine can be run entirely with your mouse or keyboard. The middle row of keys selects the melody note (as shown by the keyboard), the top row shoots out a sound sample (some might sound familiar), some bottom-row keys change the tonal key that the bass and accompaniment play in (a, d, or e minor), and the number keys change rhythms, add percussion, and fill your computer's room with smoke and flashing lights. (Not really, but that'd be cool.) Hitting other key combinations triggers more awesome samples to suit your techno fancy. You can even record your mixes to play back and edit your jams!

Analysis: While it's obviously not something you'd want to use on a paid gig at a nightclub, the Tony-b Machine has enough bells and whistles to make it good wholesome fun and with a quality beginner's interface. Granted, there are some basic functions that I felt were missing from this system (changing tempos, more freedom with chord movements, switching to major keys, etc.), but still a fun toy to play with. I spent a good chunk of time fiddling around trying to make a techno version of "I'm a Believer."

So if you're ready to get your groove on, get the party started with the Tony-b Machine!

Play the Tony-b Machine

19 Comments

Yay for techno! This is one of the better webtoys for music-making. (The Daft Punk sound clip didn't hurt, either. ;) )

Reply

NTS NTS NTS NTS!!
Yay for techno machine.

Reply

Dvorak layout would be DVORAK, not AZERTY. hence the name... it's actually french, i think.

Reply

Fun little toy.

Reply

The Dvorak layout isn't DVORAK, Dvorak is the person's name who made the layout.
But you're right, it is AZERTY-QWERTY. No Dvorak support :(

Reply

This is sweet! Any way to share out songs? I want to hear what other people have come up with.
(Also, the fact that we can't use sharps or flats makes me sad, but it's still awesome.)

Reply

bertie242~
Just insert the floppy disk.

Reply

OMG! They sampled Daft Punk! Terror Whisper is the "Machiiiinnneee" from "Steam machine"!

Reply

Sorry, I kinda made that statement without actually having seen a DVORAK keyboard. I probably should have looked that one up ahead of time. Totally my bad, that was a hasty move. And haste makes paste, so I'll finish this macaroni picture frame, then I'll yank that statement from the review.

Reply

Well, this is just awesome. About as awesome as Dance Ejay (which I SO want to get at some point).

Funny thing, I have heard all but one of the specials, and can name half of them.

Only question I have is, what are the Am, Em, and Dm keys for?

Reply

Am, Dm, and Em change the chords that the bass and accompaniment options play to, either in A minor, D minor or E minor. They are (sort of) a common progression, so they usually sound good when played in any order. I don't know why the author favors the minor keys so much, but perhaps adding major keys might further include the possibility that your song will become dissonant.

Reply

I push buttons, nothing happens. '^'

Reply

same ME

to share songs

you have to register

Reply

is there any way i can download my songs??????

Reply
technoretard December 23, 2007 2:53 PM

I also can't get it to do anything when I press any of the buttons. Am I doing something wrong or does it just not like Opera?

Reply
Anonymous January 7, 2008 3:00 PM


Dear Jayisgames.com,

The "Tony-b Machine" is a fun, and entertaining invention forall ages, but I have many ideas to improve it also. The techno theme is very amuzing to the highest point, although if we had a variety of themes, for instance, "Rock" or "Pop" we'd have more to choose from, therefore being able to express more than the same remixes I hear every day. Thank you for reading!

Anonymous

Reply
AbsolutelyNothing January 13, 2008 10:16 AM

Try the E one just after it finishes it`s own sound.

Reply
gsaddfs2 March 13, 2008 6:01 PM

how do you get it to work???????

Reply

Hahahh I just love this kind of thing...

Reply

^ Scroll Up | Homepage >

Leave a comment [top of page]

Please consider creating a Casual Gameplay account if you're a regular visitor here, as it will allow us to create an even better experience for you. Sign-up here!
  • PLEASE UNDERSTAND SITE POLICIES BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS
  • You may use limited HTML tags for style:
    (a href, b, br/, strong, em, ul, ol, li, code, spoiler)
    HTML tags begin with a less-than sign: < and end with a greater-than sign: >. Always. No exceptions.
  • To post spoilers, please use spoiler tags: <spoiler> example </spoiler>
    If you need help understanding spoiler tags, read the spoiler help.
  • Please Preview your comment before posting, especially when using spoilers!
  • No link dropping, no domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! (rel="nofollow" in use)
16,612 Views
5 Comments
Rullo> nomyle While making my way through the net, looking for flash games to play, I've found this little gem. The game Rullo by Elihu Gideon and developed by Crescentyr, is one of those games that follow the concept of simple rules,...  ...
13,301 Views
12 Comments
Cube Escape - The Cave> Bindie It's the winter of 1972. In Rusty Lake's latest instalment of the disturbing Cube Escape series, the protagonist rows across the lake to a strange cave full of weird and wonderful goodies, including a dog (how long has it been...  ...
2,504 Views
3 Comments
Call Me Young Kaleido> Arceus Welcome to the trichromatic puzzle world of Theihe's Color Me Young Kaleido. You will discover steps, portals, and any number of traps out to get you. Your main ability is changing the color of the backdrop, causing elements good and...  ...
2,954 Views
14 Comments
Weekday Escape N°139> chrpa Hi! Quality time ahead! The Weekday Escape is here for all puzzles and riddles lovers! Just sit back and loosen up yourself, there are three adventures of the mind for you! Common theme for this week is poultry. Really. You...  ...
Rullo

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Game of the week

Ominous Objects: The Cursed Guards Collector's Edition

Your Favorite Games edit

add
Save links to your favorite games here. Use the Favorites editor.

Monthly Archives