Microsoft Excel Drum Machine

My eyes nearly popped out of my head when I saw this. Thomas wanted a free drum machine, so he decided to use Microsoft Excel!?!

So I decided to download the program and give it a shot. Unfortunately, I couldn’t download the sound samples, because that corresponding server had exceeded its data transfer quota. And when I tried hitting ALT-F11 to change the keymappings, I couldn’t. Excel was completely frozen. So, in a nutshell, this program didn’t work for me. However, I will try it again in a little while, and give the author more time to iron out the bugs.

Download DrumPad from

via hack a day

Link thanks to Ryan.

Posted: December 7th, 2005
Categories: bizarre, music
Tags: , ,
Comments: 2 Comments.
Comment from Thomas - 10 Dec ’05 at 11:47 pm


Be sure to close the window with the image of the drumset before hitting ALT-F11. I don’t think it’ll let you enter script editor with the macro running. Good luck!

Comment from Roman Edirisinghe - 8 Mar ’07 at 4:24 pm

Thanks for the tip!