Chordion, a unique instrument for iPad, just got a massive update with Audiobus, arpeggiators, and even drum machines!
What's new in 1.2:
Drum Machine & Arpeggiator
Easy to use sequencer with 4 drum machines. Customizable Arpeggiator patterns.
New Layout Editor
Now you can set up custom chord voicings, create your own scales, and change the range of the keyboard in the new layout editor.
New Synthesis Parameters
The envelope can now be set to modulate the filter cutoff for extra punch. Added Vibrato effect. Vibrato, Tremolo and Wah effects all have fade-in times for creating delayed modulation. New detuning makes your oscillators thick and juicy!
Audio engine has been optimized. MIDI mode now completely disengages the audio engine. Graphics engine has been optimized to be extra fast.
New Chord Types
minMaj7, m7/9, 11, m11, maj7#11, m#11, 6, b6, m6, m#6, and more!
Record your audio and upload to SoundCloud, Dropbox, or iTunes.
Share your songs on Noise:Cloud
Noise:Cloud is a new feature for sharing and downloading Chordion presets made by other users. Feeling un-inspired? Check out what others are making with Chordion.
Stream Chordion's audio output to other iOS apps with Audiobus.
Update: The free version was also updated over the weekend. Developer Fessaboy posted about it in a comment here:
No Audiobus, limited numbers of chord sets, and only one sample, but it's got all the MIDI goodness, and is probably useful to folks. If you dig it, please buy me a cup of coffee by going to the full version. If not, that's ok too!
You may recall my video from last week where I used Live Guitar's MIDI and Audiobus support to do some interesting iPolysix jamming. Another feature I was using was the ability to import whole chord progressions from songs via Twitter. This was really handy for me, because I don't have a fucking clue how to read guitar tabs. x03256? 330111?
Fortunately if you search Twitter for the #sbdlg tag, which you can do from inside of the app, you'll find a ton of tabs for many popular songs. You don't need a Twitter account to grab them either, but you will need one to tweet out your own.