Avantgarde Audio released this promo for enChord, a new app for Lemur on the iPad that the developer describes as ‘a 21st century MIDI control super instrument”:
enChord is a truly innovative application that lets you design harmonically perfect chords using all of the most popular music scales in the world with the assistance of one-touch chord progression analysis and scale modulation analysis, for you to either compose music, perform music (using the included innovative PadBoard and TileBoard MIDI controllers), or BOTH by utilizing this completely innovative when it comes to user-friendly interaction for performing and writing music.
The MIDI controller app combines dynamic ‘chord-organ’ functionality, music theory and some interesting user interface ideas.
- NoteBoard, a 108 “note canvas” for chord and chord progression design.
- ChordLibrary, 5832 immediately available chords… with direct audition.
- ScaleLibrary, dozens of musical scales
- Real time, generative scale “mood” audition
- One-touch chord analysis and chord progression suggester
- One-touch scale analysis and scale modulation suggester
- ChordBank for chord storage and direct chord audition of your stored factory or modified chords on every session
- ModBank feature: you can store your scale modulations and go back to your base scale at any time
- TileBoard: a surface of harmonically perfect “tiles” for performance with no wrong notes; dynamic self-regeneration-capable multi-touch instrument with expression, channel aftertouch, and velocity control for each harmonic Tile for real-world expressivity.
- PadBoard, a dynamic pad-based board (ala MPC) that is dynamically re-built according to the user-selected scale
- MIDI channel selection enabling you to control up to 3 different external instruments
- enChord is compatible with all DAWs that support MIDI
- enChord is compatible with all hardware and software instruments that support MIDI
enChord is being sold via eBay for $29.
Update: As noted in the official video, “Many will try to imitate enChord very soon. Guaranteed. I will sue them all so I can fund future development. : )”
The developer adds, via the comments, “I honestly thought the smilie right next to the comment in the video spoke for itself.”
This was not clear to some readers, so we’ve updated the headline and added this note to help clarify it.