Chordion: Midi out is the icing on the cake... Review

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Midi out is the icing on the cake...
Edit on 3/8/13: with the new update, I would give this app 10 stars if I could. Audiobus! the biggest change is the the new custom layouts with the ability to choose the octave range and a lot of new chord types. The drum and apreggiator are nice additions as well. I still use Chordion regularly for my MacBook synths and Kontakt over wifi midi, and the Audiobus is icing on the cake. Absolutely the best midi controller on the App Store. At the price this app sells for, this is a ridiculous deal. It's a great interface for playing other IOS synths via midi out. I have Polychord, and this app does many things I wish Polychord did. The chord customization in this app is more flexible. The layout of the "buttons" is more natural to me, and you can change which pad triggers which chord if you'd like. This ability to move chords around is a big help and allows you to place chords in the order in which they will be played, rather than jumping around the screen from one chord to the next. I still use Polychord occasionally, but this app is becoming one of my favorites. I recently discovered the ability to save my custom chord pad setups, which has made my composing much more streamlined. You can save your configuration under the song name or whatever you'd like to call it, and the chords pads are right back where you had them after spending time laying them out. Chordion also makes a great controller for Kontakt via wifi midi. I can play one instrument with the pads on one midi channel, and another instrument via the onscreen keyboard in Chordion on a second channel. I almost feel like I'm cheating by being able to play complex chords in Kontakt with one finger. I know you can set up scripts to play chords in Kontakt, but this covers a lot of chords the scripts do not, and it requires no setup. I experience no noticeable latency using the app this way, but if you do I suggest plugging your host computer directly into your router via Ethernet cable. Buy, buy, buy. You won't regret it.
K_myers on Mar 8, 2013 for Chordion
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First class
Lke some promising pupil (it, not me) I had high holes for this piece of work and that's exactly what it's becoming; a hell of a piece of work and all good. Don't stop working, if you're the developer. Don't stop from buying it if you're not.
MIster Chu on Mar 8, 2013 for Chordion
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Amazing app!
Very fun and intuitive! This was made by a faculty member at The Evergreen State College, he specializes in experimental/electronic music.
hangzdood on Feb 15, 2013 for Chordion
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Great fun
For dummies haha but seriously you can spend way too much time noodling around this thing! Guess that makes me a dummy lol
Alien_brain on Jan 19, 2013 for Chordion
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MIDI makes this app amazing
This app is very fun for playing around with chords and melodies, but with MIDI out this is suddenly an amazing tool. You can play the instruments in iPad apps like ThumbJam and Sunrizer in real time, even sending notes to one app and chords to another, it's incredibly fun and useful. Customizable chords, pretty interface, awesome iPad music app!
Drew3D on Jan 8, 2013 for Chordion
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A great tool for songwriters!
I really dig this as a control surface. It's easy to use, and a great tool for generating song ideas. You can't beat the price, and the built in sounds are good as well. Highly recommended!
zounds23 on Jan 6, 2013 for Chordion
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