Marie Sorenson's Review of Pro ChordsReviewed on 9/2/19 1:57 PM
Crashes after launching program after update.
JohnnyO_Alb's Review of Pro ChordsReviewed on 9/2/19 1:57 PM
Inspiration in a box. If you're a songwriter - Buy This App Now!!! It doesn't write the song for you, just helps out with excellent chord suggestions. Perfect for those of us without a PHD in theory but a desire to write more interesting songs. As a guitarist with limited keyboard chops, this is wonderful for trying out different variations and inversions. Build your own chords, change the bass note, even record the sequence to audition your work. Awesome.
Noozhen's Review of Pro ChordsReviewed on 9/2/19 1:57 PM
I'm not as enthusiastic as I had hoped I'd be about this app, especially considering the price. There can be a lag between touching the screen and playing the chord (iPad 2). I notice this when I want to see how chord sequences sound in a certain rhythm. It's not like, e.g. playing chords in Garage Band. I also wish that the chord buttons had true sustain. They play for a maximum of about a second, or less if you release earlier. But not longer. I want to hear the chord longer to tell if it's really right. I wish the sound were richer, truer, more realistic and resonant. Again, I'm spoiled by the experience of playing chords in garage band. I don't performance quality, but sound quality does matter for the kind of sequence discovery this app tries to enable. The basic chord selection process is pretty good. But it typically defaults to (what seems to me) quite low octaves, especially on some chords. I would appreciate if it defaulted higher in general. (Perhaps it's just me, but it seems I can hear the flavor of the chords better at higher octaves.) I also would like if it defaulted to and octave and an inversion that were close to the previous chord. Currently it jumps every time to the default (which is sometimes quite low, and may be in quite a different place on the keyboard from the previous chord. Finally it would be nice if it had the ability not only to pose the statically likely chords, but also (somehow) to give guidance on common progression patterns. This is of course beyond what it advertises, so I don't fault it for this. But at the moment it's like making sentences from a phrase book. Those who are really good don't need it, and those who are learning don't find it enough help. I don't fault it for this, but it a smarter sequence suggestion algorithm would make it even more useful for me. I may get some help from this app, but it was not the seamless chord-exploration experience I had hoped for.
Maskedjellybean's Review of Pro ChordsReviewed on 9/2/19 1:57 PM
If you're going to get this app I'd recommend you never exit it. After the first use it will crash whenever you try to play a chord. But hey... It was fun til I closed it.
RayPalmer's Review of Pro ChordsReviewed on 9/2/19 1:57 PM
I can't get it to make sounds . Checked everything and all other apps have sound except prochords. Using v 1.4.1 on apple 4g
Byte-Me's Review of Pro ChordsReviewed on 9/2/19 1:57 PM
This is a excellent tool for chord progression. It suggests the best chords right up front. You don't have to hunt through a few dozen chords. Pro Chords order of preference is spot on. It gives you the best choices. It also suggests different chords for different places in the chord progression. Not just all the diatonic chords for one particular key. You can also use it as a controller to play those chords on synth apps with virtual midi, like iPolysix and Magellan. It's not a magic songwriter. It just helps you find the right chord to express what you have in mind. I agree with others though. Landscape mode and some option for a sustain would be nice.
D Swan 402's Review of Pro ChordsReviewed on 9/2/19 1:57 PM
More flexibility?!? I hope you come with something, this is clunky a f :l
Roberta Linda's Review of Pro ChordsReviewed on 9/2/19 1:57 PM
I bought this because all the good reviews. But after I downloaded it to my ip4, it crashes whenever I drag the sequences. My system is 5.01. This is very disappointing. I feel bad for my 9 dollars. Please fix this problem. After this, I may consider giving you a better score!!!!
RuskinRules's Review of Pro ChordsReviewed on 9/2/19 1:57 PM
I lost all of my song ideas when the app self-updated.
RustyFender's Review of Pro ChordsReviewed on 9/2/19 1:57 PM
I like playing with chord progressions, and the suggestions are sometimes useful. I'd prefer if the MIDI export was not through email; it bothers me that the app is sending my email info, and whatever I'm working on, to an external server, where I can download the file later. There's just no reason that it should work this way.