I did a round-up article a good while ago here on the Music App Blog that looked at the various ‘MIDI performance’ apps available for iOS. If your keyboard skills are not so great, or perhaps you just don’t get on with virtual piano keyboards on a touchscreen surface, or maybe you don’t have any skills on a traditional musical instrument, apps such as Chordion, ChordPolyPad, Navichord and a number of others offer some interesting alternative ways to ‘play’ MIDI data into your virtual synth/instrument or DAW/sequencer apps.
A week or so ago I reviewed another such app; ChordUp from Dmitry Klochkov. ChordUp is a universal app, requires iOS8.0 or later, is a 16MB download and, priced at just UK£2.29, is likely to be within almost everyone’s price range. This is a very neat little addition to the genre, bringing a slightly different take on the whole MIDI note creation process and I’m sure many iOS musicians could find a use for the app amongst their utility apps.
Anyway, Dmitry was been kind enough to provide me with ten copies of ChordUp to give away to readers of the Music App Blog. Entries closed yesterday and the winning names were pulled out the hat this morning…. and the lucky winners are…
Incidentally, if you do appear as a winner in one of these giveaways and you don’t seem to have seen an email from me with the promo code details, then do make sure you check in your junk, trash or spam folders just in case your email system has ‘filed’ the message there :-)
I can already think of a few ‘extras’ it would be nice to see added to ChordUp – velocity response on 3D Touch screens and a key/scale options to confine the chord selections – but Dmitry has a development plan for the app so I’m sure we will see additional features added. Anyway, ChordUp is a neat little utility app and, if you enjoy the options provided by some of the other iOS MIDI performance apps out there, this latest addition is well worth its pocket money price tag to add to the MIDI app tool kit.