How to Excel at Making Beats

This isn’t really related to French horn, practice, or any of my normal topics, but it’s so crazy I just can’t help but marvel at it.

Someone made a complete DAW(digital audio workstation) in Excel with VisualBasic.

It apparently started when he made a drum machine in Excel:

I don’t even know where to begin with this. It definitely shows the power of the spreadsheet.

You can watch check out the project (called xlStudio) over at his GitHub page. You can also support his work via his Patreon.

About Colin Dorman

Colin is a freelance horn player and teacher, as well as a fan of tech of all sorts, aviation, and increasingly complex flight simulators. He also enjoys beer, bourbon and fitness - but not at the same time. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, as well as right here at!