ChordPolyPad update – Laurent Colson updates his powerful iOS MIDI performance app

Virtual MIDI keyboards on a touchscreen are not to everyone's taste....  and, if your actual keyboard skills are a bit on the shaky side (like mine), then a MIDI performance app of some sort can be a very helpful alternative.... And, in that context, ChordPolyPad, which I did a full review of some time ago, is a very powerful tool. In essence, the app is very simple; you get multiple banks of trigger pads into which you can define any chord you like with full control over how that chord is … [Read more...]

ChordPolyPad update – Laurent Colson updates his powerful iOS MIDI performance app

It this week 'update your MIDI performance app' week or something similar? On the same day that I reported on the Chordion update, I find myself also reporting on an update for ChordPolyPad :-) Not that that's a bad thing....  ChordPolyPad, which I did a full review of some time ago, is a very powerful tool. In essence, the app is very simple; you get multiple banks of trigger pads into which you can define any chord you like with full control over how that chord is voiced (the number of … [Read more...]

ChordPolyPad update – Laurent Colson updates his powerful iOS MIDI performance app

One of my favourite MIDI performance apps is ChordPolyPad and I did a full review the app a while back. The essence of ChordPolyPad is very simple; you get multiple banks of trigger pads into which you can define any chord you like with full control over how that chord is voiced (the number of notes and their spread across the MIDI note range). You can also switch from the main ‘editing’ display (where the pads dominate the upper-left portion of the interface) to a ‘performance’ view (where the … [Read more...]

ChordPolyPad update – Laurent Colson adds iOS9 support to his MIDI performance app

One of my favourite MIDI performance apps is ChordPolyPad and I did a full review the app a while back. The essence of ChordPolyPad is very simple; you get 8 banks of 16 pads into which you can define any chord you like with full control over how that chord is voiced (the number of notes and their spread across the MIDI note range). You can switch from the main ‘editing’ display (where the pads dominate the upper-left portion of the interface) to a ‘performance’ view (where the pads fill … [Read more...]

ChordPolyPad update – Laurent Colson squashes stuff in his MIDI performance app

One of my favourite MIDI performance apps is ChordPolyPad and I did a full review the app a while back. The essence of ChordPolyPad is very simple; you get 8 banks of 16 pads into which you can define any chord you like with full control over how that chord is voiced (the number of notes and their spread across the MIDI note range). You can switch from the main ‘editing’ display (where the pads dominate the upper-left portion of the interface) to a ‘performance’ view (where the pads fill … [Read more...]

ChordPolyPad update – Laurent Colson adds new features to his MIDI performance app

One of my favourite MIDI performance apps is ChordPolyPad and I did a full review the app a while back. The essence of ChordPolyPad is very simple; you get 8 banks of 16 pads into which you can define any chord you like with full control over how that chord is voiced (the number of notes and their spread across the MIDI note range). You can switch from the main ‘editing’ display (where the pads dominate the upper-left portion of the interface) to a ‘performance’ view (where the pads fill almost … [Read more...]

ChordPolyPad update – Laurent Colson adds Bluetooth MIDI support

One of my favourite MIDI performance apps is ChordPolyPad and I did a full review the app back in February. The essence of ChordPolyPad is very simple; you get 8 banks of 16 pads into which you can define any chord you like with full control over how that chord is voiced (the number of notes and their spread across the MIDI note range). You can switch from the main ‘editing’ display (where the pads dominate the upper-left portion of the interface) to a ‘performance’ view (where the pads fill … [Read more...]

ChordPolyPad update – Laurent Colson’s MIDI chord generator app optimised for new iOS devices

1.2.2As I’ve confessed on these pages a number of times, my keyboard skills leave a lot to be desired. I'm therefore a big fan of MIDI performance apps such as Chordion, SoundPrism Pro and Synthecaster. One of my favourite apps of this kind, however, is ChordPolyPad and I did a full review the app back in February. The essence of ChordPolyPad is very simple; you get 8 banks of 16 pads into which you can define any chord you like with full control over how that chord is voiced (the number of … [Read more...]

ChordPolyPad giveaway results

I reviewed the ChordPolyPad app here on the Music App Blog last week. Given my less-than-brilliant keyboard skills, apps like ChordPolyPad have always interested me as they provide a viable alternative for getting basic MIDI chord sequences into my synths or recording software (on my iPad or my desktop computer). Thanks to the generosity of developer Laurent Colson, I had 20 copies of the app to give away. Entries closed yesterday and the winning names were drawn at random out of the hat this … [Read more...]