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New Chord Sequencer App For iOS, ChordBud

Developer Cem Olcay has introduced a new iOS app, ChordBud, a new app that is designed to provide a collection of tools for MIDI sequencing and composition.

ChordBud does not generate sound, but has a built-in MIDI sequencer that sends MIDI to other MIDI-enabled apps in your iOS device, connected MIDI hardware and CoreMIDI enabled software on your Mac or PC via network session. It auto detects available MIDI destinations and you can choose which one you want to connect.

You can add up to 16 tracks to your projects, add chords or notes to your tracks and assign different MIDI channels to them to sketch ideas into a song.

It offers scales, chord progressions, harmonic fields, triads, tetrads and extended chords for composition tools, and supports Ableton Link as well.

Pricing and Availability

ChordBud is available now for US $1.99.

The core components of ChordBud are also open-source on GitHub. So, if you want to fork or build on ChordBud, the code is available:

If you’ve used ChordBud, share your thoughts on it in the comments!