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July 12, 2019 7:31 AM   Subscribe

A popup window that's also a working trombone. [Only works in desktop browsers]
posted by schmod (18 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
 
Does what it says on the tin.
posted by tclark at 7:36 AM on July 12 [1 favorite]


The mechanism is cool. More fuzz synth than trombone, perhaps. Or have I blown out my speaker?
posted by bitslayer at 7:44 AM on July 12 [1 favorite]


Not to be confused with the Pink Trombone.
posted by Hot Pastrami! at 7:51 AM on July 12 [5 favorites]


That was fun for 2.5 seconds before it got too annoying. But it did make me laugh.
posted by mai at 8:12 AM on July 12 [1 favorite]


Nice javascript. See the source by typing view-source:https://matthewrayfield.com/goodies/popup-trombone/trombone.html
posted by TreeRooster at 8:27 AM on July 12


Now do one that's an oven door.
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:32 AM on July 12 [1 favorite]


More fuzz synth than trombone, perhaps. Or have I blown out my speaker?

Sounds like just a raw sawtooth wave. (Can confirm by looking at code.)
posted by Foosnark at 9:03 AM on July 12


This could be the worst most awesome thing ever. Thanks!
posted by Saxon Kane at 9:18 AM on July 12


This may just be the best thing on the internet. Whoooooooooooooommmp
posted by Mchelly at 9:40 AM on July 12


This is good.
posted by The World Famous at 10:05 AM on July 12


This is the internet I miss.
posted by mazola at 10:30 AM on July 12 [2 favorites]


If you want to hold a note for a longer, just wiggle the edge of the slide a bit, making a little vibrato.

And if it's breaking your brain that they faced the trombone so that lower notes are further right, try grabbing the left edge of the window instead so you move your hand left for lower notes.
posted by straight at 11:02 AM on July 12 [1 favorite]


Cute, but as someone who has listened to years of my son playing trombone, while insisting he NEEDS to keep the bedroom door open for "accoustics", this sounds nothing like a trombone.
posted by greenhornet at 11:43 AM on July 12


Does this work differently on non-Windows machines? I only get a sound when I release the resize handle. I was expecting a real "wah, wah, wah" effect as a stretched and shortened the window during resizing. Less than meets the eye, or ear.
posted by hwestiii at 12:10 PM on July 12


Needs more Riker.
posted by peeedro at 12:23 PM on July 12 [2 favorites]


In this scenario, you are Riker.
posted by The World Famous at 3:43 PM on July 12 [2 favorites]


Mind blown.
posted by peeedro at 4:10 PM on July 12


I think we need Graeme Garden to show us how this is done.
posted by Pentickle at 1:19 PM on July 13


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