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The inspiring musical instrument for beginners and experts alike. Write songs, play music, record and share.

Hit any of the chord circles to play a chord. Slide your fingers over the strum keys and play the notes. Go from Major to Minor. Switch Keys. Play a scale. Turn on auto accompany and play along to drums, bass, and an arpeggiator that has a whole range of time-signatures to choose from.

Turn on MIDI for any of the instruments in polychord, and use it as a powerful controller for your favorite audio programs.

Like chiptunes and 8-bit music? Polychord has bitshift effects, including detailed controls for the drums. Decimate and distort your sounds with full control over bits and bitrate.

Great Reviews:

"An inspiring way to create music" - TUAW

"I'm having great fun making pretty music with Polychord. "
-Wire to the Ear

"It has to be one of the most straightforward to use apps I've seen."
-The Palm Sounds

"Much easier to understand than most of the musical Apps currently available"

What’s New

Version 2.9.3

64 Bit Support
Fixes Crash when trying to open songs and palettes

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

AndreXuxu ,

Great music app!

Playing a piano keyboard on the iPad screen is far from ideal, and Polychord is one of the best alternatives to actually plugging an external MIDI keyboard.

You can use it not only with its own internal sounds, but more importantly, as a MIDI controller for playing a multitude of other music apps.

Great app, both as a playing device and for learning about notes, chords and scales. Frequently updated by a very responsive developer. Highly recommended!

Morganator 2 ,

Most used app

I never learned to play entirely, so chords have always been a challenge. I get all the pads and chord progressions I could ever want out of this... I can even play back chords I hear that I like with a little scale digging.

I really wish I had this app all these years of struggling to make music. It really is a breeze now with minimal understanding of how to carry over my polycord scales to melody and further harmony.

ltxim ,

Update plz!!!

Fansastic. I have an Omnichord 300 and this app is so much like it. It's going to be a lot of fun. But when it was downloaded off the app store and opened, my iPad gave a message saying the app needed an update to play. Well the app does play but I'm wouldn't know which parts of the app aren't supported. My iPad is updated to the lasted version, 10.3.2. thanks pjay


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28.3 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad Air, iPad Air Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), and iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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