2018
04/11
Navichord Chord App Update
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Are you struggling with chords for your track?
Get inspired and start writing chords like a pro with Navichord. Navichord is a musical instrument and a songwriting tool making music theory a breeze.

Create lush chord progressions.
Loop progressions in sync with other apps.
Trigger chords from your MIDI footswitch.

What’s new:

Workflow improvements
– Voicing is preserved when changing chord root from the chord picker
– Midi out notes sorted by pitch (Voice1 contains lowest note)
– Chord octave control made visible in Pads mode for iPad
– Added audio latency control (set to maximum to avoid audio artifacts)

Other
– Added new purple theme
– Switched to standard app review dialog

FEATURES

• Play simple chords (minor, major) with one finger from any root
• Play complex chords (sevenths, ninths) with just two or three fingers from any root
• Play 28 musical scales from any key
• Compose easily with Roman numeral chord names
• Use the same chord shape for any root
• Discover interesting chord progressions
• Find chords matching a melody
• Find a melody matching chords
• Learn chord structure from the piano keyboard and play along
• Quick save discovered chords to chord pads
• Save chord progressions
• Find chords matching selected scale

Ableton Link:
• Loop progressions in sync with many apps supporting Ableton Link

Audiobus and Inter App Audio:
• Record to GarageBand, Loopy, Beatmaker 2 and many more

MIDI support:
• Connect to soft synths via virtual MIDI (Animoog, Thumbjam, Magellan, Sampletank and many more)
• Connect to hardware synths and external keyboards
• Send MIDI control messages from keys and pads

Get Navichord

2018
02/01
SimpliChords Progression Builder
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simpliChords is a simple and intuitive scales, chords, voicings and progressions library. Just select your key and all informations you need will be shown on virtual keyboard. With just a single button you can listen how a chord sounds! Moreover, simpliChords lets you send everything you play to external instrument via MIDI interface.

Progression builder! Compose your own chord progressions!

Features:

– 35 most popular music scales
– 54 chord types
– 29 awesome chord voicings
– 71 chord progressions effective in many genres
– progression builder
– interactive circle of fifths
– rich realistic piano sound
– MIDI
– simple and intuitive user interface

Get simpliChords

2015
12/09
ChordUp iPad and iPhone Midi Controller
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ChordUp iPad and iPhone MIDI controller

ChordUp is a midi controller app that makes playing chords and melodies simple.

Play instantly any of 108 available chords with no pre-configuration.
Play easily any chord pattern: bass and chord, strumming, arpeggios, power chords, etc.
Play your favorite synth or sampler with MIDI mode.

ChordUp iPad Screen

Features:

– 108 available chords (9 chord types for each of the 12 keys).
– 4 octaves range for a selected chord without using octave shift buttons.
– 8 octaves range with octave shift buttons.
– 9 embedded instruments.
– Smart sustain. With the sustain enabled, when you switch chords, only the notes of the current chord that don’t belong to the next chord are muted.
– Adjustable buttons on iPad.
– Virtual MIDI and Wi-Fi MIDI support.

ChordUp

2013
05/19
Chordassist Chord Finder For iPhone
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Chordassisst iPhone App

Do you have trouble playing chords? Or creating chord progressions? If you’re struggling with chords, then this composition assistant app could be the solution to these problems and more. It’s packed with features, such as a single-finger performance screen, a suggest feature based on a chord progression database, the ability to change voicings of chords and enter user-made chords.

Main Features:
– Play chords with a single finger on the performance screen.
– Get suggested next chords based on a database of chord progressions on the suggest screen.
– Make your own chords on the chord entry screen.
– Change the voicing of chords on the edit voicing screen.

Included Sound Sources:
– Grand Piano
– Electric Piano

Other Features:
– VirtualMIDI OUT compatibility. The app can be connected to other synth apps or Macs to be used as a virtual keyboard.
– Created chord progressions can be managed with saving and loading features.
– Sharp and flat conversion.

Please Note:
– There is no automatic performance feature.
– There is no record or play feature.
– The chord suggest feature is orientated towards popular music. (The current version is major key only.)

Chordassist is NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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