Capture your student’s imagination with our Explore-a-Synth teaching tool, developed to demonstrate the relationships between music, science, technology and engineering.

The interactive online tool is designed to encourage creativity and exploration. It relates directly to aspects of the Key Stage 3 National Curriculum in England (covering wave theory), including Music, Physics and Computing.

  • Get Started Here. Access the online synthesiser where you can experiment, compose and learn by creating a variety of sounds. You can even download your sounds to use in compositions! Don’t forget to read the quick start guide to help you make the most of this interactive tool.
  • Access Teacher Resources


Project Background

Explore-a-Synth was developed by the AudioLab (part of the University of York’s Department of Electronic Engineering) in collaboration with the UKESF, with support from the Engineering Education Grant Scheme via The IET and IMechE.