Fiddlewax Blue is a new Universal iOS app with a layout of various chords for quickly playing or working out new chord progressions. There are quite a few of these apps out there now, and Fiddlewax's only major contribution to the genre seems to be a blue interface, but it does have some built in instruments and can output MIDI via WIFI or as a MIDI file. If it can send via WIFI you should be able to use it with apps that listen on the Network Session MIDI port.
Fiddlewax Blue iTunes Description:
Instead of practicing scales and memorizing sheet music, Fiddlewax helps you start creating your own songs right away by experimenting and visualizing 2D patterns of notes and chords.
Progress through eight levels: from a simple palette of common chords, to more advanced chord inversions, seventh chords, out-of-key accidentals, chromatic riffs, and even microtonal sliding chords and analog note-bends. There’s also a campfire mode with common major, minor, and seventh chords so you can quickly play along with any song that has chord notation.
Fiddlewax Blue also lets you choose from eight built-in instruments (including true piano, guitar, and xylophone samples), as well as four user instruments you can record (just whistle, hum, or tap on something around you) for an endless supply of sounds to experiment with. And when you’re ready, play and record your song to save for later, import into other programs, or share with your friends.
- 8 play modes from simple to advanced (6 - 48 chords).
- 8 built-in instruments + 4 user-recorded instruments.
- Record and share up to two minutes of your music.
- Select key root note + 8 scale modes (Major, Minor, etc.).
- Realtime MIDI output via WiFi and MIDI file saving.
- Realtime audio scope (time, frequency, and octave modes).
- Great for all experience levels, from beginners to experts.
- Precision interface optimized for 10-finger multitouch.
- Uses device language (English, Spanish, French, or German).
Fiddlewax instruments are designed from the ground up to enable anyone who enjoys music to experiment, play, and create their own songs without formal teaching or instruction.
Beginners can have fun by fiddling around with how notes, chords, and samples sound together. Over time, the hints on each key (note name, chord degree, chord type, etc.) become a powerful way to learn about music and compose phrases or songs.