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Accordo by Tangible Instruments

Charlie Lesoine wrote in to let me know about his new app Accordo. This app is inspired by the highly collectible Suzuki Omnichord, offering a similar workflow in which you pick a root note and then "strum" through a selection of available chords. The app arrives bare-bones without MIDI or Audiobus, but he assures me that, "those and other features are planned for the near future in an update." Ordinarily I would be skeptical of a first-time developer, but these are the guys that brought us the arpeggio hardware device.

Accordo iTunes Description:

Accordo is a retro inspired chord machine in the vein of the Suzuki Omnichord. Select the root note from the keyboard and choose from 8 different chords, then use the strum strip to play the chord just like an autoharp. Includes a built in rhythm machine and adjustable effects like wah and reverb.

Features & Adjustable Settings:

• Use the strum strip to strum chords or use chord buttons for full chords
• Built in rhythm machine with 10 drum patterns
• Combine chords. For example, hold down the "min" and "7th" buttons for a minor 7th chord.
• Separate tone shaping for chord buttons and strum strip.
• Volume balance between chord buttons and strum strip
• Sustain length for strum strip.
• Reverb for both chords and rhythm machine.
• Master volume
• Rhythm volume
• Tempo for rhythm machine
• Swing for rhythm machine

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