Novation Launchpad is a well known gadget. I would love to get one some day. Now we can all feel as if we were the owners. The only thing that is needed is a browser.
Launch your own Launchpad
Novation focuses on bridging the gap between instruments and everyday electronic devices. This particular online app allows you to use one of eight sample packs and play around with the sounds using your computer keyboard.
Sadly not every browser is supported. The bast way to get your hands on these virtual buttons is to open Chrome browser. There is also an iOS app for Apple lovers.
As always, this time there is a catch too: latency. I guess nothing beats the hardware after all. Perhaps this will be a good company for the Google artificial vocal project…