FoxBox

FoxBox is an online (and Modded!) tool for sketching and sharing instrumental music.

All song data is contained in the URL at the top of your browser. When you make changes to the song, the URL is updated to reflect your changes. When you are satisfied with your song, just copy and paste the URL to save and share your song!

FoxBox is a mod of a passion project, and will always be free to use.

Instructions

You can add or remove notes by clicking on the gray rows at the top. FoxBox automatically plays the notes out loud for you. Try it!

FoxBox has more space for creativity than BeepBox, Bigger Songs, and 1000+ Tempo! Try it too!

Notes go into patterns, and you can edit one pattern at a time. Those numbered boxes at the bottom of the editor are the different patterns you can edit. Click the boxes to move to a different part of the song, or click the arrows on the currently selected box to swap which pattern is played during that part of the song.

FoxBox can play several rows of patterns simultaneously, and each row has its own set of patterns. Most rows can play melodies or harmonies, but the bottom row is for drums.

The purple loop underneath the numbered boxes controls which part of the song is currently repeating. Move the loop to listen to a different part of the song, or drag the ends to expand the loop to include the whole song.

When FoxBox has focus (click on its interface above), you can use these keyboard shortcuts:

  • Spacebar: play or pause the song
  • Shift Spacebar: play from mouse location
  • Z: undo, Y or Shift Z: redo
  • C/V: copy/paste selected pattern(s)
  • 0-9: assign pattern number to selection
  • Arrows: move selection
  • Ctrl + Arrows: rearrange channels
  • [ ]: move playhead backward or forward
  • F/H: move to First or Highlighted pattern
  • Shift & Drag: select part of a pattern (long press on touch screen)
  • Check FoxBox's edit menu for more!

In the note pattern editor, you can click and drag horizontally on a note to adjust its duration. You can also click above or below an existing note to add more notes to be played simultaneously, which is called a chord.

ADVANCED: Drag vertically from an existing note to bend its pitch, or drag vertically from above or below the note to adjust its volume. Drag on the numbered pattern boxes to select multiple patterns to copy and paste parts of your song.

FoxBox has many more features than BeepBox! Try playing with the buttons and menus on the right side to find out what it can do! You can also click on the label next to each option for a description of what it does.

About

BeepBox is developed by John Nesky, also known as @shaktool.

FoxBox is created by Eli Cristicini

BeepBox nor FoxBox does not claim ownership over songs created with it, so original songs belong to their authors.

Neither John Nesky and Eli Cristicini nor BeepBox and FoxBox assume responsibility for any copyrighted material played on BeepBox. No songs are ever received, recorded, or distributed by BeepBox's servers. All song data is contained in the URL after the hash (#) mark, and your song data will not leave your device unless you copy and share the URL. BeepBox nor FoxBox does not collect, track, or share any user data.

You can find the release notes for the latest versions of BeepBox here.

You can download and use the source code under the MIT license

WARNING!

Songs above the tempo of 300, a length of above 128 or the combination of the both will NOT work with BeepBox or other mods of BeepBox!