UPDATE 3 (01/24/13): Hi all, just to let you know I created this small website: http://www.avantgardesound.com/ where you can find information, video and screenshots about enChord, as well as get enChord at a +10% discount vs the eBay price. I am simply passing along the savings on eBay fees to all new customers when they buy enChord directly at http://www.avantgardesound.com/. There you will find a Buy Now button where you can check out securely using PayPal.
UPDATE 1: enChord fully working version can now be acquired in eBay: http://search.ebay.com/?sass=avantgar...
Or simply go to eBay.com and enter "enChord" in the search field. Your support and donations will help develop enChord further. UPDATE 2: enChord is currently being ported to other major touch platforms, like iPad (standalone version), Android, Windows 8, etc. Plans to make enChord a standalone hardware instrument are being discussed.
enChord is the harmony modular super algorithm; a 21st century MIDI control super instrument
Hey all music makers,
I am very excited that I, like hopefully all of you, managed to survive the Change to a New Era. This is Avantgarde Audio. Avantgarde Audio is really just me, a one-man effort.
Contributing something of true value to the music-making scene has been a dream of a lifetime for me. After many years of hard work, tons of money spent, lots of study/research, and carefully following the latest technologies...
I decided to go public with my current development: enChord v1
enChord's name is a play of words between "encore" and "chord", pronounced "äNkôrD"
enChord is defined as a harmony modular super algorithm; a 21st century MIDI control super instrument
enChord is a fully working prototype implemented in Lemur's framework, but enChord is also currently being ported to other major touch platforms, like iPad (standalone version), Android, Windows 8, etc. Plans to make enChord a standalone hardware instrument are being discussed.
I lost my day job, so, to help fund the project, I set up an eBay sale, for which you will get the full working version of enChord for Lemur as a thank you for your support.
WHAT IS enChord?
enChord is the harmony modular super algorithm; a 21st century MIDI control super instrument.
Or let's try another way to put it: enChord is a truly innovative application that lets you design harmonically perfect chords using all of the most popular music scales in the world with the assistance of one-touch chord progression analysis and scale modulation analysis, for you to either compose music, perform music (using the included innovative PadBoard and TileBoard MIDI controllers), or BOTH by utilizing this completely innovative when it comes to user-friendly interaction for performing and writing music.
enChord is excessively easy to use, but the results can be as mesmerizingly complex as you want them to be = true power to you.
enChord is a super instrument, a new approach to music creation with user interaction that breaks through the boundaries of known instruments to date.
.NoteBoard, a 108 "note canvas" for chord and chord progression design.
.ChordLibrary, 5832 immediately available chords... with direct audition.
.ScaleLibrary, dozens of musical scales (Major? Harmonic Minor? Gypsy? Bebop? Oriental? Hindu? You name it...
.Real time, generative scale "mood" audition
.One-touch chord analysis and chord progression suggester
.One-touch scale analysis and scale modulation suggester
.ChordBank for chord storage and direct chord audition of your stored factory or modified chords on every session
.ModBank feature: you can store your scale modulations and go back to your base scale at any time!
.TileBoard: a surface of harmonically perfect "tiles" for ultimate performance with no wrong notes; dynamic self-regeneration-capable multi-touch instrument with expression, channel aftertouch, and velocity control for each harmonic Tile for real-world expressivity!
.PadBoard, a dynamic pad-based board (ala MPC) that is dynamically re-built according to the user-selected scale
.MIDI channel selection enabling you to control up to 3 different external instruments
.enChord is compatible with all DAWs that support MIDI
.enChord is compatible with all hardware and software instruments that support MIDI
.enChord features a state of the art, ultra ergonomic, user-friendly interface and workflow.
.enChord can be used by anyone who can install a MIDI controller; enChord's harmony analytics and performance controllers CAN help all musicians of all genres.
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