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May 29, 2013 | Chordbot. Muse assistant.

We're on record as big fans of the iReal B app for iPhone and iPad (also Droid) because of it's jazz prowess, accompaniments for the best jazz tunes out there and the ability to create and finesse your own versions through a "Band-in-the-Box" format. For someone wanting to do more outside the jazz genre or even just start a song from scratch, we suggest taking a look at "Chordbot."


Staff technology contributor Charlie Jones weighs in:

"Every once and a while I'll spin the wheel of the App Store music section and drop $5 on something that catches my eye. Today that app is Chordbot. Think iRealb but more intuitive and less jazzy.

I really like the editing interface. You create sections and then string them together for an arrangement. Sections can have their own "style" or you can vary it on a section to section basis. There are preset styles or you can construct your own using the available samples/loops.

This won't replace iRealb but its certainly a good companion app. I'll be honest, since it looks so much better and the editor is so nice I'll probably use it more."

You can hear audio samples on the website.


Available on iTunes Purchase price $4.99. (Also available for Android)


Website: Chordbot

Posted by Ted at May 29, 2013 5:10 AM

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