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This MS Excel-based Drum Machine means you can make beats on your work computer

It can be used to output MIDI data to a source of your own liking

If you're a Microsoft Office whiff that enjoys putting your mathematical skills to use via the medium of Excel spreadsheets, one savvy programmer has come up with a new way for you to put the software to use: for music production.

Dylan Tallchief has devised the first known MS Excel-based drum machine which acts as a spreadsheet-based step sequencer that allows users to output MIDI data to a source of their own choosing. 

It'll no doubt take some trial and error to get the best out of Tallchief's new creation but if you want to give it a go for yourself, you can do so by downloading it here. Naturally, it's only available for Windows operating systems.

See it in action to get a better idea of how exactly it works via the video below.

If you prefer your drum machines to be a little more conventional, you can read up on some of the best new synths and drum machines to be unveiled at Berlin's annual synth conference, Superbooth, earlier this year here.