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The inspiring musical instrument for beginners and experts alike. Write songs, play music, record and share.
Hit any of the chord circles to play a chord. Slide your fingers over the strum keys and play the notes. Go from Major to Minor. Switch Keys. Play a scale. Turn on auto accompany and play along to drums, bass, and an arpeggiator that has a whole range of time-signatures to choose from.
Turn on MIDI for any of the instruments in polychord, and use it as a powerful controller for your favorite audio programs.
Like chiptunes and 8-bit music? Polychord has bitshift effects, including detailed controls for the drums. Decimate and distort your sounds with full control over bits and bitrate.
"An inspiring way to create music" - TUAW
"I'm having great fun making pretty music with Polychord. "
-Wire to the Ear
"It has to be one of the most straightforward to use apps I've seen."
-The Palm Sounds
"Much easier to understand than most of the musical Apps currently available"
What's New in Version 2.9.2
Audiobus 2 support!
Improved stability. Fixes multi-touch related crash.
Great music app!
Playing a piano keyboard on the iPad screen is far from ideal, and Polychord is one of the best alternatives to actually plugging an external MIDI keyboard.
You can use it not only with its own internal sounds, but more importantly, as a MIDI controller for playing a multitude of other music apps.
Great app, both as a playing device and for learning about notes, chords and scales. Frequently updated by a very responsive developer. Highly recommended!
Most used app
I never learned to play entirely, so chords have always been a challenge. I get all the pads and chord progressions I could ever want out of this... I can even play back chords I hear that I like with a little scale digging.
I really wish I had this app all these years of struggling to make music. It really is a breeze now with minimal understanding of how to carry over my polycord scales to melody and further harmony.
Inspiring harmonic tool
I love how easy it is to experiment with chord progressions here. The MIDI feature means i can hook it up to any of my synths or samplers, and the arpeggiator is easy to use and fun to customize. I hope the devs keep this app current, because it's a great part of my arsenal (you know, for doing "real musician" stuff).