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 few days ago I review 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 has been kind enough to provide me with ten copies of ChordUp to give away to readers of the Music App Blog. As usual with the giveaways I run on the blog, the deal is simple; get your name in the hat and see if it gets pulled out. You can enter the draw in one of two ways.
- First, if you just want to enter this draw, then use the Contact Us page to leave your details before 10 pm (GMT) on Tuesday 22nd December, 2015. Make sure to enter ‘ChordUp’ in the message subject line.
- Alternatively, if you want to get included in this – and every future promo code giveaway run on the site – then sign up for the Music App Blog email list before the deadline. All members of the list will automatically be entered if every draw. You can sign up here and, as a bonus for signing up, you also get a copy of the Music App Blog’s ’25 iOS music apps to get you started’ guide.
As soon as I can organise after entries close, I’ll draw the lucky winners who will win a copy of the app at random from all those entered. I’ll then notify the winners by email and include the necessary promo codes. I’ll also post an announcement here. If you do win, do make sure to use the code ASAP – iTunes Redeem Codes generally have a relatively short life span once they have been issued.
I can already think of a few ‘extras’ it would be nice to see added – 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. Or, of course, get your name in the hat to pick up a free copy :-)