If what you wanted was a Suzuki Omnichord in your iPhone, look no further

The keen eyed may notice a striking similarity between this and the Tangible Instruments Arpeggio which is still on its way into Kickstarter backer hands. You’d be right. I think that the green gives it away really. This app is from the Charlie, who is the founder of Tangible and has made this app, which sort of reminds me of PolyChord.

Anyway, here’s what it does …

Accordo is a retro inspired chord machine in the vein of the Suzuki Omnichord. Select the root note from the keyboard and choose from 8 different chords, then use the strum strip to play the chord just like an autoharp. Includes a built in rhythm machine and adjustable effects like wah and reverb.

Features & Adjustable Settings:

  • Use the strum strip to strum chords or use chord buttons for full chords
  • Built in rhythm machine with 10 drum patterns
  • Combine chords. For example, hold down the “min” and “7th” buttons for a minor 7th chord.
  • Separate tone shaping for chord buttons and strum strip.
  • Volume balance between chord buttons and strum strip
  • Sustain length for strum strip.
  • Reverb for both chords and rhythm machine.
  • Master volume
  • Rhythm volume
  • Tempo for rhythm machine
  • Swing for rhythm machine

Accordo costs $3.99 on the app store now:

More on this subject ….

Arpeggio is still moving forward

This seems to be moving forward well now. Which is excellent news. Between this and the KDJ-One I’m looking forward to getting some new hardware in the not too distant future.

Arpeggio is getting closer …

Prototype #3 circuit board with SD card, battery holder, & a whole bunch of new stuff! #music #arpeggio #tech #make pic.twitter.com/4jfLckMfSs— Tangible Instruments (@TangibleCo) February 26, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

Tangible are going to be at NAMM

Which is great news. I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on an arpeggio, in the hopefully not too distant future. So if you’re at NAMM this year (I won’t be sadly), then go along and say hi to them.


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