Portland, Oregon – Octavian 2.0.0, the new release of Bitnotic’s music theory app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, now features interactive chord progressions and a dictionary for looking up scales and chords. Octavian makes music theory instantly accessible to musicians of all skill levels. At just US $2.99 and available immediately on the iTunes App Store, Octavian is an essential musical reference tool for any musician, student, composer, songwriter, pianist, keyboard player, or hobbyist.
The flagship features of this release are:
* Chord Progression Sketchpad – Create chord sequences such as IV-V-I and listen to them interactively. Tailor the harmony with inversion, transposition, and 7th chords for each step
* Dictionary – Enter notes on the keyboard and find out which scales and chords they form
* Favorites – Mark up to 4 scales and chords as favorites and instantly access them
* BPM – Control the playback rate of piano playback
As always, with Octavian users can:
* Quickly find scales and chords and transpose them to any root note
* Listen to scales, chords, and progressions with high-quality piano sounds
* Interactively traverse the Circle of Fifths, with a context-sensitive UI
Octavian continues to feature over 500 scales and 100 chords and provides unparalleled ability to transpose, cross-reference, explore, and hear them, generally with a single touch. The app’s 500 scales are meticulously researched and include scales from around the world and throughout history.
Keyboard Magazine (Jan 2010) said of Octavian 1.1.0 “It’s a cheat sheet no keyboardist should leave home without.”
Octavian 1.0.0 was featured on the iTunes App Store’s What’s Hot list. Early user reviews called it “a blessing,” “a must download now app!” and “perfect for the studio.”
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1 or later
* 10.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Octavian 2.0.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. Promotional codes for members of the press are available on request. Please contact Bitnotic.
Bitnotic Mobile is a division of Bitnotic that focuses on apps for iPhone and iPod touch. Bitnotic creates Octavian (iOS) and Concordia/chill (Mac OS) music software. Through its Bitnotic Music label, the company releases records by The VX-323, speech synthesis robot. The company is based in Portland OR, USA. Copyright (C) 2008-2012 Bitnotic. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.