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 was been kind enough to provide me with 10 copies of the app to give away to readers here at the blog. The draw closed yesterday and the winning names were pulled out of the hat this afternoon….. and the winners are:-
All the winners have now been sent an email with the details of how to get hold of their prizes. 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 :-)
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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 then hit the download button to find out more on the App Store.