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Harmony Navigator

Harmony Navigator

Inspiration 2.0: Cognitone introduces the second generation of intelligent assistants for songwriters and creative musicians. You have the choice between Advanced Edition and Light Edition.

Substance Matters

It's been commonplace among music publishers for ages: If a song is convincing "unplugged", merely with guitar and vocals, it's a good song. Everything beyond that is production. Even with electronic music, it's not much different: If the groundwork is dull, a polished mix won't make it significantly better. Harmony and rhythm need substance. Well, rhythm, you might think, that's something I can master. But harmony?

Start Writing Better Songs Today

Leverage the comprehensive knowledge base of Harmony Navigator to find a sound harmonic foundation for your song. Palette "surfing" is fun and always gives rise to fresh ideas and new insights. This way you easily and intuitively find new approaches to your song. Even experienced professionals do benefit from this. These are the three steps to your new song:

  1. Inspiration. Use Harmony Navigator like a virtual guitar or keyboard until your ideas begin to settle. You can rehearse the chords on your instrument later. This way you will escape from bland habits and repetition and gain new freshness and freedom. Don't give boredom a chance!
  2. Song Building. Assemble a progression from the chords you found. With the Advanced Edition you can start a song with multiple sections and up to 8 instruments (intro, verse, chorus). Experiment with different accompaniments and melodies.
  3. Export. Save your complete song (LE: the created progressions) as a MIDI file and import them into your sequencer or DAW for further processing. Ranging from plain chord changes and rich arpeggios (LE) up to a full-blown band accompaniment (Advanced), everything is possible.

Find Chords To A Melody

You already have a melody? That's fine. Use the Harmonizer included with the Advanced Edition to find chord changes that best suit your melody. All this is integrated with the main song window. Make any melody an exciting experience supported by a refreshing chord accompaniment.

Click - Listen - Understand

Ideas for chord changes and melodies do arise by following a very simple principle: Click & Listen. If you got confused by complicated musical theory in the past, you can now forget about that and just go ahead:

Compose Chord Changes

Jam

If you are playing a real instrument, Harmony Navigator offers a multitude of new possibilities for you and your band: