1. Main Features
- Import and export to the MIDI format and export to the WAV and MP3 formats
- Create music using "visual events" or staff notation
- Apply song styles, such as Country, Funk, Techno, and Blues
- Learn the fundamentals of music composition through the library of tutorials
- Share your music with an active community of users in the ChordWizard network
2. Software Overview
ChordWizard Songtrix is a program used to learn about and create music. It is available in bronze, silver, and gold editions, which are geared towards beginner, intermediate, and advanced users. The bronze edition is free but does not provide as many features as the silver and gold editions that require purchase.
Songtrix provides tools that help you explore and understand the different aspects of musical songwriting, accompaniment, and improvisation. The application uses its own proprietary format for songs but can import and export the MIDI format. It can also export to the WAVE format for CD burning and the MP3 format for sharing to portable MP3 players.
The application provides tabs that allow you to quickly navigate to several different features. You can switch between different views of your compositions, depending on if you want to view your song as a collection of "visual events" or the traditional staff notation. You can read through tutorials that walk you through the fundamentals of composing music. You can also access the ChordWizard network, which lets you share your music with other users and download songs and styles created by professional musicians.
Songtrix is a compact and helpful program for learning and creating your own music. It features helpful tools and tutorials and an active user community. However, it does not provide the advanced features of an Adobe Audition or Avid Pro Tools DAW. Therefore, check out the free bronze edition of ChordWizard Songtrix if you are a beginner musician, otherwise more capable musical composition programs can be found elsewhere.
3. Supported File Types
Updated: July 25, 2018