OpenChords Music Lab v1.0

5/8/2020 10:00 AM

OpenChords v1.0 is available in your web browser! OpenChords is an online music lab for creating chord progressions in any key and exporting them to MIDI for use in your Digital Audio Workstation. Try it out yourself in your web browser by clicking here (OpenChords).

Thank you to everyone who tried OpenChords Alpha and Beta, I really appreciate your understanding as we worked out a lot of bugs on Reddit and in person. I learned a lot from the experience and made some really useful software that everyone with an internet connection has access to. In case you haven't seen the original post, I wrote about this software in an earlier post, and it's been about a year since I created it. I have made many improvements, adding features and fixing bugs. All chords, inversions, 7th 9th and 13th work, and MIDI export now works in Ableton, Pro Tools and other DAWs.

This has been a big step in my professional music career. OpenChords has helped me write many of the songs that are in my discorgraphy and it will help me write many more. The ease of use of this software is revolutionary. It has so few buttons that it is obvious where to tap to easily write a chord progression and edit it, even across more than eight measures. Chords can be easily inverted, and you can add a bassline by selecting the number of notes. It really makes it easy to sketch out chord progressions with any instrument.

I will to go more in depth into how I use these chord progressions when writing music, playing them on synthesizers, violin, cello, piano and bass. For now, I just wanted to give you a quick update about the software and it's status. I do plan to maintain and host the software for the forseeable future, so please take a look if you're interested in writing music, or even just learning. It's a lot of fun being able to write music so easily.

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