I did a full review of Navichord here on the Music App Blog some time ago but, as I’ve also posted more recently, the app had had a whole series of updates since launch and has considerably expanded upon its feature set as a consequence. These included the most recent update – to v.2.5.0 – just a few days ago that added further new features such as improved preset saving, new colour themes and improved pad editing features.
While the original release was designed to do one job – it allowed the user to explore chord structures and progressions and possible melodic association – the app is now a pretty well-specified MIDI performance tool and those educational features now also offer things that budding songwriters would find very useful. The design is also so simple and elegant that the app is a pleasure to use.
Anyway, to celebrate the recent update, developer Denis Kutuzov has been kind enough to provide me with 10 copies of the app to give away to readers here at the blog so now might be your chance to pick up a copy of the app for free. 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 Sunday 12th March, 2017. Make sure to enter ‘Navichord’ 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 a suitable number of names at random from all those entered. I’ll then notify the lucky winners by email and include the necessary promo code. I’ll also post a list of the winners here. If you are one of the lucky ones, do make sure to use the code ASAP – iTunes Redeem Codes generally have a relatively short life span once they have been issued.
Navichord really is a very cool tool and, because of the way the note buttons are arranged in the upper portion of the display, you can quickly learn quite a lot about chord construction. And, with MIDI out, it also makes a very useable MIDI performance surface (check out the video below for an example of that)…. You can read the original Navichord review here but, if you want to be in with a chance of winning a free copy, get in touch or join the email list before the deadline.