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Navichord - intuitive chord sequencer and MIDI controller

By Denis Kutuzov

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Navichord is a musical instrument and a songwriting tool. Play rich sounding chord progressions easily on the harmonic grid. Play along on the classic piano keyboard below. Save chord progressions to pads and recall anytime. Loop progressions in sync with Ableton Link. Every key and pad is a configurable XY MIDI controller.

#1 music app in 15 countries.

"Excellent iOS chord and harmony exploration app."

"Top iOS MIDI Performance App"

"Killer iOS Music App"


• Play simple chords (minor, major) with one finger from any root
• Play complex chords (sevenths, ninths) with just two or three fingers from any root
• Play 28 musical scales from any key
• Compose easily with Roman numeral chord names
• Use the same chord shape for any root
• Discover interesting chord progressions
• Find chords matching a melody
• Find a melody matching chords
• Learn chord structure from the piano keyboard and play along
• Quick save discovered chords to chord pads
• Save chord progressions
• Find chords matching selected scale

Ableton Link:
• Loop progressions in sync with many apps supporting Ableton Link

Audiobus and Inter App Audio:
• Record to GarageBand, Loopy, Beatmaker 2 and many more

MIDI support:
• Connect to soft synths via virtual MIDI (Animoog, Thumbjam, Magellan, Sampletank and many more)
• Connect to hardware synths and external keyboards
• Send MIDI control messages from keys and pads


"The update to version 2.0 just made this an almost new app in terms of functionality. Everything from the pad layouts, scales, new graphics to the sounds work together really well. Also, the new sounds are really, really good (great strings and choir samples). IMHO that this app just quadrupled in value with this free update." - Music-311

"Thanks for such an awesome app, I love that it lets you intuitively visualize and experiment with a "Tonnetz" layout, and better understand Neo-Riemannian theory - as such, Navichord is the perfect gateway from abstract, heady harmony concepts to immediate and practical music being played- a priceless possibility! And it looks beautiful and the tones are great, to boot" - RepentHarlequin73

"This is really a nice, simple, clean app. I love the way you laid out the UI and I especially like that single notes can be tapped first and then dragged seamlessly between notes to produce the chord, then back to another single note if desired. For what it's worth, here are five stars... ***** This app will replace several other more expensive "chord progression lab" apps that I own because I think it's UI design is excellent and perfect for my needs." - ZenLizard

"Find using the harmonic grid more intuitive than a piano keyboard, being able to press in the middle of three circles to get major and minor chords is genius. Experimenting with chord patterns and having the chord name at the top and the root and other keys displayed on the keyboard, is helping me get my head around more complex chords." - mister-rz

"Downloaded the app when I read about it on dischord. I'm really happy...looks like a great app to explore chord variations." - Jonathan Paran Aran

"Read about it on Synthtopia. Bought it just now, love it already. Thanks Denis!" - Dominik Assig

"Excelente app para aprender acordes y armonia." - R3dhood

"It can definitely be a source of inspiration." - Luca

" helps (when it comes to chord progressions). It is so simple & that is its value." - Michael L

"I use and love Navichord!" - Ep Lipschitz

What's New in Version 2.0.7

Fixed MIDI learn channel selection crash when "Link chord voices" is enabled

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Customer Reviews

Quite Simply the MVP app on my ipad

I don't write many reviews, but I feel compelled to write one for this app because it is the single most useful tool on my ipad. It has changed the way I interface with my hardware synths and helped me become a better songwriter. I'm a guitar player by training, but a synth lover by heart. If my keyboard skills were as good as my guitar skills I'd be golden, but since they are not, this app helps me fill the gaps in skill by taking care of my left hand chording. I can't say enough good things about this app. If there were ten stars, I'd still want to give it eleven.

Very good

This app is a very good midi controller. Its layout is simple to understand and playable.

A couple of requests for development:

A full screen mode for either chords or keys. This would give more playing area and more room for the x y cc control of the pads/keys. As it is it does not allow accurate movements due to small size.

A dedicated mod wheel. Or since its on touch screen possibly a velocity wheel.

The keys to have the option to be inline while in key. So the black keys in that scale would drop down to the white keys. Like Animoog or PPG.

I appreciate the work already put in and realize these things may not be achievable.

I recommend this app to everybody who asks!

Quality app !!! Keeps getting more better!!

Bam .link is great and the pads ohhh
Update: thanks for making this even better ; I like it !! I like it a lot ;helps me learn chords and make songs:)
Midi works great with other synth apps !


Navichord - intuitive chord sequencer and MIDI controller
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  • $7.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.0.7
  • Size: 36.8 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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