Great App, Very useful!!!! The only thing I would like to see is a way to modify the output sound. Maybe some reverb or a guitar sound would make this app perfect. Hopefully the folks at Groundcontrol will hear my prayers.
An extraordinary program. As an a cappella arranger–and as someone who will forever regret not paying better attention in my theory classes–I MUST know what chords my songs have before being able to write multiple parts out. This program is exactly what I have been looking for. How have I survived for so long without it?! With the following improvements, this program would easily be worth $10. — Better file management. —-Folders and sub-folders to organize files (sub-folders because I see myself using this program a lot!). —-A way to email/export MULTIPLE files, either by selecting manually, or all existing in a folder, or ALL. They should be put into a zip file. Exporting to MIDI is nice, but I’m more concerned with data backup and restore (I’d rather text just convert the exports to MIDI on my own desktop PC when I need it…which I don’t at the moment). — Better UI for long chord progressions. —-Additional navigational button to play the current chord and move left (backwards to previous chord). —-SOMETHING to more easily find the desired chord in a long progression…even a simple textual scroll-list would work. —-A lock-the-”drag track” to play the chords on screen, without accidentally making them fly off one side or the other. —-A way to copy multiple contiguous (next to each other) chords and paste them either into the current file or into another file. A simple “mark” button (or perhaps double-clicking the copy button), where you mark the first chord, then move to the final chord and press copy. Then paste as normal. One more thing. I cannot for the life of me figure out the next chord in America from West Side Story: C/E Bass:C — C/G Bass:C — F Bass:F — F/C Bass:F — F/A Bass:F — C/E Bass:C — C/G Bass:C — G/B Bass:G — G/B Bass:G — G Bass:G — ???? A little help please?!?!?!
Would give it five stars but for its slightly awkward interface.
As a music producer thinking of chords when I’m not by my keyboard is hard but this with this I can just make chord progressions on the go and on top of that send the chords to my email in MIDI format for later use on any DAW program
So great just buy it now skeptics and fools!
Please don’t turn off the song I’m listening to in the background, especially because sometimes I’m actually fidgeting with chords over the top of it.
I do five reviews a year at most – and only for exceptional (IMHO) apps. As a professional songwriter (jingles, ghost-writing, TV, and games) this is FINALLY the app I’ve been waiting for! Progressions are the bedrock of composing and this app makes it almost too easy. Yeah, a melody line instrument would be cool but even without it, this app kills. Great going guys/gals! Beautifully done
Just what I’ve been looking for – definately needs a record function to be perfect Love the simplicity
Simply the best app ever! Now I go back and listen to possible chord movements to songs I already play in church in my piano. Then it offers me different variations to that same chord progression. It is truly excellent. I hope it can record in the near future.
I got this, simple songwriter, 4track, beatmaker ages ago, and quite foolishly that xenon studio whathaveyou. I really like this app and simple songwriter. These two apps do not try to replace real instruments. Why they do is offer (especially prochords) an iPhone unique experience. Great work. PLEASE add a record/playback function, possibly one that displays the chords whilst being played (I’m a guitar teacher and this would be a fun improve tool) and for the love of pete an audio recording option to lay down scratch vocal tracks! Do that and you have the perfect on the go song writing tool. My best ideas come to me in the car or half asleep which is a bit inconvinient. Add a recording function and I would no lie pay quadruple the price without blinking. Oh, and I’d make all my students with an iPhone or iPod (which is 90% of them) buy this app. I just might anyway.