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Giveaway of the day — Songtrix Silver 3.0

Songtrix Silver 3.0 is a complete music education and creative package with everything you need to kickstart your musical career.
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Songtrix Silver 3.0 was available as a giveaway on June 18, 2012!

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Songtrix Silver 3.0 is a complete music education and creative package with everything you need to kickstart your musical career. Explore and master the world of music as it has never been presented before, and learn rapidly as you create real musical works.

See and hear music theory in action as you experiment with musical examples and build songs with styles, chords and other musical events. Meet and interact with other musicians on the ChordWizard Network, where you can download their songs, or publish the songs that you have created yourself.

Watch this short video tour to see how Songtrix can transform your musical understanding and creativity.

Note that the best improvement idea will be rewarded with a license for Songtrix Silver. Use Idea Informer widget to submit your feedback and do not forget to fill in your name and e-mail – otherwise the Developer will not be able to contact you in case you are the one to win! The author of the best marketing idea for Songtrix will be rewarded with a license for Songtrix Silver as well.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7; Processor: Pentium 4, 1.5 GHz; Memory: 512 MB; Disk Space: 50 MB free; Screen: 16-bit color, 800x600 resolution

Publisher:

ChordWizard Software Pty Ltd

Homepage:

http://www.chordwizard.com/songtrixs.aspx

File Size:

9.46 MB

Price:

$59.35

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#69

"...Please comment only on the software here. If you have technical problems or suggestions on our project, please leave us a note in our forums..."

IMHO, I suggest that you move this "Leave a comment" section (if the program for this site allows you) to the top of your this opening page, using larger text in Bold and maybe Red. Make it an attention grabber and maybe the yokels would understand
what comments you wish for them to enter here...and make the link to your forum stand out, too, from the rest!
This section, when at the bottom of the page, can be easily overlooked, as well as the link; so, a person leaves his/hers complaints et al, then sees this note afterwards...with no way for a do-over.
cu

Reply   |   Comment by Skylark  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#68

super !!!

Reply   |   Comment by bozenna  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#67

This is a great piece of software - for very specific purposes.

I dabble quite a bit with writing scores. Arranging, rather than composing. For this purpose, I use Musescore, which is a great open source program. But I have felt somewhat constrained by my own limited music theory education.

For me, this fills in the gap nicely. It has a number of tutorials laying out the various chords and scales. It also has built-in tools that help you choose chord progressions, or relate chords to scales.

My plan is to use Songtrix to help me choose notes, but to do my actual arranging in Musescore, which doesn't offer as much help, but also doesn't suffer from the Silver Edition limitations. Others may find this a useful combination, as well.

Reply   |   Comment by Ken  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#66

Seems good, but not for simple beginners. Let´s see how much different it is of FL Studio... Thx GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Ribeva  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#65

I was really looking forward to this software but Norton 360 kicked it out faster than you can blink.

Reply   |   Comment by maestro84  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

It is certainly not Allegro Finale (which costs much, much more)and I have not had much time to play with it, but this software seems to offer much, even to a composer/arranger such as myself. After a series of ho-hum offerings, GOTD has finally offered a winner. I'll keep it and may even upgrade once I've had a chance to explore it further. Now, if I could just find software to convert MP3 into MIDI successfully!

Reply   |   Comment by drneuro  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#63

I am not even downloading this but I still want to say THANKS to the developers for offering something unique, creative and interesting here today.

And as always thanks GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Amber  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#62

Some commenters have noted that there is a limited range of chord and scale types activated with Songtrix Silver. This is correct, it is our entry-level product and is intended for beginners.

Those wanting more musical depth will find it in Songtrix Gold, which is supplied with 57 chord types and 36 scale types, and can be extended without limit (if you want to add your own). See the full list of chord types and scale types here:

http://www.chordwizard.com/chords_cwsg.aspx
http://www.chordwizard.com/scales_cwsg.aspx

For a limited time, we are prepared to recognise your installation of Songtrix Silver as the basis for upgrading to Songtrix Gold, at a much lower price, when you start at:

http://www.chordwizard.com/order_cwsg.aspx

Reply   |   Comment by ChordWizard Software  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#61

For those having trouble finding the Songtrix Silver uninstaller, it is actually in the standard program list in Control Panel-Program and Features.

It's just you are probably looking for "Songtrix Silver" whereas you will find towards the top of the list under "ChordWizard Songtrix Silver 3.0".

Reply   |   Comment by ChordWizard Software  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#60

Decent software for the musical type. Great for composing music on the fly. Looks like it'll be quite useful. On a side note: Is any one else irritated that they have to disable the browser scripts because puss keeps popping up?

Reply   |   Comment by james  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

Great software, thanks much to the developer and GAOTD - been a while since I grabbed something this good.

All the best

Reply   |   Comment by BuddahBoy  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#58

Now thats what i call a real gem in the row of GAOTD giveaways. After seeing the xx incarnation of videoconverters and inplace painters (not a complaint.. please take that with a smile) i am absolutely surprised to see a software with such a high value of usability and even educational approach ! Should you be interested in music creation, you just cant miss this opportunity ! Sure its just the silver version with a few limitations (exporting)... But the actual help in developing a musical idea is amazing... For a final production you would work with a full music editing software anyway. Lets call it a creativity enhancer with strong knowledge support. Thats what this software offers in perfection.
Way to go GAOTD ! Thanks a lot for this !

Sincerely,
Cytraveler

Reply   |   Comment by Cytraveler  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#57

#41 Copy the registration number from the text file. Then, just click on the 'paste number' box on the opening screen of the program. It will 'paste' the entire number in the registration number boxes.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike M  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

After just a short try, I am greatful for this unusual find from GAOTD. Yes, the basic version is irritatingly reduced and I too always frown about this strategy and passed on it until just an hour ago. Wow! This may be a very unique instance of offering a sample of a very unique composition program. Yes, this really is a unique program and there are certainly no free programs like it. I am pretty sure that there aren't any commercial ones (Not Cakewalk, Protools, etc.) If I had the need, I would buy the 120.00 program. I don't need it, but if it were about 50.00, I would buy it anyway. In fact, that is my recommendation to Chordwizard. Chordwizard: Sell this program for 50.00 and watch the wildfire of interest and sit back and make a lot more from volume sales. Use the money to further improve the program. You will need the volume, brand recognition, resources for development and headstart, because the big boys will develop the composition part and incorporate it into their programs. At 120, you will have lower volume and development and the big boys will catch you before you have sold much. Be fast. Be Bold. Don't be slow or cautious! Best, Mike

Reply   |   Comment by Mike M  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#55

At last something different than the usual screensavers and video converters. I wont have time to check it out before the end of the download period but will have a good look at it soon. Thanks GAOTD. More music software.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

A big thank you to all concerned.

Just seeing the first video has sent me into raptures. I have no formal music learning but can see so much potential in this program and associated concepts that I wish I had another lifetime available to use all it offers. I am totally sold on this and hope to learn enough to upgrade to gold version one day!

Reply   |   Comment by Vin  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

Hey, while we're at it, how about MusicXML support? The more formats, the merrier.

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan, A+, Game Modder  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#52

Trying to import a MIDI, and the result is hit and miss. The song in question is forest2.mid from SuperTux (I can't remember where I got it from, but someone has a site with the MIDI files). I hate how the program ignores certain tracks just because there isn't a lot in those tracks. After adding all tracks and attempting to assign the correct category to each track, the program auto-guesses the chords and applies a disaster to the song. Well, OK. Reassign the parts and it seems to sound OK. I think the software should not change the song in any way. Just overlay the guessed chords instead of actually applying them. The notes in staff view looks a little off (an octave appears as two notes side by side with a stretched line coming off of one. Not sure if I've seen that notation before). Also, how about having multiple parts? A lot of songs have side melodies and such, and it doesn't look good bundled into one staff. I'll be trying some more songs.

Reply   |   Comment by GMMan, A+, Game Modder  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#51

I have a music degree, and I use some high end music software daily. The only good student program I've used for Theory is Practica Musica, and the partner tool, Songmaker. I enjoy them both, but I have to give kudos- the tutorials for this are very easy to follow. I just think this program, and it's other systems from the same publisher- they're exactly the change G.o.D. needed for those of us who are creatively working. Very fun way to put together songs, and a great way to study structure. Kudos!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Cathe Jones  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#50

@ 39 promytius

No idea where you got that one from.
MAGIX Music Maker as Benchmark for digital audio workstations?
This may be true for amateurs. Go out and see for yourself.
The industry is using Steinberg, Cakewalk, Roland.



@ 40 MARUATA

Go into Options, Midi Setup, Devices.
Change to Microsoft Synthesizer or GS Wavetable/
If you don't have a capable soundcard, sometimes ASIO 4 All "can fix"
some issues, but no guaranties here.

Reply   |   Comment by J. Hargreave  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#49

For those who are having trouble un-installing the program.I usually go to add or remove programs and deleate from there.I have never had any problems deleating programs in this fashion. Hope this helps some.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

as an addendum to my previous post you the end user can select both *.kar and *.mid file specs mask on the browse dialog by using the file name box value of *.mid;*.kar you could add other variants of you have other name variants (*.midi for example) simply by delimiting them with the ; character
HTH

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#47

ok first observation, on the welcome form that be default shows up on initial execution (eventually) you have a few selections presented as a series of Buttons with descriptions beside them.. on selecting the buttons they simply depress and stay there and nothing else happens this implies its an incomplete function and yet to be given an action.

In reality I believe you have used the BUTTONS as if they were select boxes but not done anything to signify they HAVE done anything.

Some choices would be to change the OK BUTTON to an "Proceed..." or "Go..." Labeled BUTTON that is normally greyed out and disabled unless one of the selection buttons are pressed. So button down enables the Go.. button and selects its chosen action code... and Button up event on the same button would mark the Go... button as disabled and null the action code.

Could simply launch the desired function and dismiss the startup welcome box on pressing the functions button... and do away with the OK button altogether... most people expect buttons to do something (It's a MS Windows convention) so would probably be expecting the requested function to happen on pressing the button!

Another suggestion... On importing a midi file it gives opertunity to preview the midi file with a large blue triangle, you press it and the button goes down, but icon remans the same. I'd suggest the button icon changes to a Red square or even a blue square to signify the play button is now a STOP button and don't leave the button depressed as it often feels like a function is broken or still thining when a push button does not bounce back after initial press.

better, more intuative visual feedback is the key to making a user intetrface easy and automatic to use.

Oh and just a minor thing.. .kar files are midi files with a lyric track added, and should work fine in this application you should be safe to add *.kar to the *.mid file mask of the import midi file browse form. We can manually look for just .kar files by manually inputting *.kar into the File name box in the browse form.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#46

looking at their product comparison page one GLARING omision is a a single product that ticks ALL the boxes...

http://www.chordwizard.com/comparison.aspx

or at least provides the distasteful gold and silver editions of all features.

Because of the targeted nature of the product I would also drop the Gold and Silver edition name and put what you mean in the name instead. i.e. a Student and Teacher edition in place of Silver and a Professional edition in place of Gold. It tells the music teacher just by product name its intended for them and their task and the Pro edtion is designed for the student that graduates and wants to use the package to make saleable music with it.

I am downloading it as I am a self taught musician so probably have holes in my knowledge and style that could be remidied by this package... or not, we shall see...

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#45

I haven't tried this software yet, but it looks like it will be great for me, even if it's not all encompassing. I've been thinking about buying Encore Write Music, but I'll wait and see if this is the gem I hope it is! THANK YOU, GAOTD, especially for this one!

Reply   |   Comment by Don Propp  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#44

download, registered and installed (in that order, which I have not encountered before) after manually entering key, since copy & paste only filled in the first segment of six. Wonder why they put the registration before installation, not to mention why copy and paste doesn't work like it should? Also, I'm puzzled by why they offer a license to the very same version of this software as the reward for the best marketing idea submitted by a user; doesn't seem like much of an incentive since you would think it should be at least a better version if not a different program like most other developers seem to be doing. Really, I'd have to say it's no incentive at all, since thanks to GAOTD I can get what they're offering for free today without any idea.

Reply   |   Comment by internetexplorer  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#43

Songtrix installed fine on Vista Home 32 laptop, registered and runs without problems. Have begun watching the videos on their website ( http://www.chordwizard.com/video_cwss.aspx#cwsMelody )- IMO a MUST-SEE set that explains each section/function in details, although slanted toward the Gold version, not Silver which lacks some levels of functions. Have to echo commenter above - please offer the GOLD version next time! Composing is easy even for a rank beginner like me - to the software, not music, have played acoustic 12-string over 40 years now - and IMO Songtrix is capable of real music making! Well done, ChordWizard, I think you have a winner here, and am happy to give it a 9 of 10, only because it's not the Gold version.

This package has the one ingredient that I think makes composing songs a reality for nearly anyone - the ability to capture imagination using real tools to produce the sounds that we hear in our heads, which is how I compose guitar music, the only way I know.

That is the hardest part; I've tried 6 or 7 different composition software packages over the years, and this is the FIRST one that lets me, as a beginning "computer composer", capture the sounds I play in my imagination without sweating over a lot of technical details. In a few minutes I was able to "spell out" 8 bars of a decent rhythm using the chords I wanted, then tweak the sounds from horrible to melodic, using R + L clicks alone. One gremlin I haven't found a way around is the when I change the instrument for one bar, it changes all bars to that, but it's a learning process, right?!! Otherwise, a solid music creation package for beginners like me, as it says; with all the tools I could desire - and more, that works quickly without quashing my imagination during the process or knocking me off-track, floundering around trying to find what to do next; it's fast and intuitive and has great flexibility coupled with powerful tools - something I haven't found elsewhere in a form that I could absorb this quickly! Link that with what I understand is a set of tools to explain/teach music theory in conjunction with the composing tools, and I think this is a winner for anyone looking to convert the songs you hear in your head to real sounds that accurately mimic what's going on in there.

I don't think anyone would go wrong giving this a go, if that's what you're after - well done, ChordWizard, I think you've got a winning series here. I've only scratched the surface of your software and it's already got me dreaming of the endless possibilities! Thank you, and thanks GOTD, for this one - you made my day.
John

Reply   |   Comment by JL  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#42

It is incredible to me that people are able to review this software in such a short timescale..There are endless possibilities with this software and the ability to connect to other musicians is one of the most overlooked components in music software. The interface is clean and well presented and the software seems to perform smoothly even on a very basic machine.
I think it would help the developer to extend the giveaway of this software to maybe a week so that people could tell others about it. This is not must have freebie for most people, but those who have a genuine need for this type of software will find it a really useful tool

Reply   |   Comment by James Hudson  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#41

Not bad, but a little bit tedious to edit chords. Besides, as stated in the installation procedure, limited to very few chords: no 9, no 6, no 4, no aug; it doesn't know basic jazz chords :(

The guitar features are very limited (no tabs, poor sound choices, no echo and wah-wah effects, 12-chords sound is ugly, ...). Also, I would have appreciated to use the keyboard to create drum lines (drums are cumbersome).

This software may be targeted at beginners, but it should be trivial to edit a staff. It helps learn to read it. Once staves explained, one can quickly edit any part of a score. Music software usually do very poor in this field, and this one is not different.

Staves remain the only way to write music on paper that is understandable be anyone (it's a language). And share it ---which is the purpose of music.

In short, this software is quite entertaining, not that difficult to use but not as easy/intuitive as expected. Good enough for prototyping.

Thanks GOTD and Chordwizard.

Reply   |   Comment by papin  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#40

If you look for a syntesizer software try out LMMS (lmms.sourceforge.net) Maybe it could fill a gap here.

Reply   |   Comment by mx244  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#39

P>S>
BIG CLUE for the developer - since the activation code is a popup and your install screen is a full-screen, on-top of everything, I can't see the code to begin the install! How about a modern, Windowed box for install, instead of the Atari-style current one?

Reply   |   Comment by promytius  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#38

Sound could not be played. No output device present.

But when I installed it, I choice Microsoft Sync as the Output!

Help me!

Reply   |   Comment by MARUATA  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#37

MAGIX Music Maker MX Premium is the benchmark for musical programs, IMO, from tone-deaf amateur to professional, it does everything you can imagine. It's not free, but you can't beat it. This offer here is too professional for a broad appeal. Also AVSoft makes some wild music modifying software, you can try for free, Music Morpher, and while many free editors like Audacity can edit like crazy, it doesn't MAKE music, you have to; The Music maker allows you to drag and drop, or even auto-generate a song, and many synthesizers you can program note by note; I only say all this to the musicians tuning in, you should check these out if you don't know about them already.
As for marketing, your only hope to to buy musicans' email addresses and start a referral payback system; shotgun advertising like posting here (sorry GOTD) is NOT for you; you need to have a sniper's approach; one shot one kill becomes one email one sale. Good Luck!

Reply   |   Comment by promytius  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)
#36

Installed this on w7 professional sp1
At first launch it warned I might have no sound and asked for permission to fix that - went smoothly.
Next I looked for uninstalling options - no sign of Songtrix in Windows Add-Remove.
The same story with Myuninstall (Nirsoft), Advanced Uninstaller Pro, etc., though Songtrix has ununinstall.exe in program folder.
Nice app, have fun!

Reply   |   Comment by ants  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#35

As someone who knows nothing about music, this is going to teach me a lot, although it may take a while to learn how to make good songs, this prgram makes it as easy as posaible. Installled flawlessly on Windows 7 64. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#34

Wow!! At first glance, this program look pretty darn nifty. Seems to be pretty easy to use and the views are easy to access, fast and very helpful.

If I was to buy this for myself then the price work have me wait. However, we home school - if the tutorials are even one tenth as good as they look it would be a no-brainer. If the community takes off then the value goes -way- up.

Thanks bunches!

Reply   |   Comment by Shae.  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#33

This is a very unusual piece of software, and I am pleased to have it. By the way, no probs installing and pasting in the registration code (Windows XP - the ONLY decent Microsoft platform). I don't mind having the Silver version, as I am going to use this in conjunction with my bagpipe music software - no chords required there ;) Many thanks to Songtrix and GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by David Merrington  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#32

As a musician I was very interested to see what this software offered and installed it out of curiosity. Its not much use to a seasoned musician like myself but I do feel that for budding musicians it is a good teaching tool despite some of the limitations imposed on it. Not much to me, you can't beat good old fashioned pencil and paper when it comes to composing good music. I'd give it a thumbs up for beginners.

Reply   |   Comment by lenard ray  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#31

Thanks. Lots of work went into this;I can tell. I like that you can make song without plugging an instrument into it. My suggestion would be to allow guitar tabs since everyone seems to be a guitarist that can only read tabs. That would make sharing ideas easier. Because I live in America I only have a short time in the mornings to check out this giveaway so I can't give this an extensive review but did get part of a song made and saved. I hope adding my own recordings of instruments is as easy as creating backing tracks.
Software like this does exclude a lot of people but I must selfishly express my personal appreciation but at the same time remind all non-musicians that most songs are 3 chords. (1-4-5) Meaning blues, rock, pop are almost all the same 3 chords (A/D/E) (E/A/B) (C/F/G) (G/C/D) Those are the chords for Wild Thing, Louie Louie, Twist and Shout, La Bamba and 90% of all hits from the 30's up to today so it's easy to goof around with this and have some fun.

Reply   |   Comment by SoftwareJunkie  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#30

Installed, registered and running fine on W7x64.

It reminds me of "Band-in-Box", (which is better for this kind of stuff, but not free). I can't find a way to change the sound device (I went with MS MIDI Wavetable on installation).

It's working OK, for me, for what it is.

Reply   |   Comment by JohnnyCool  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#29

Watched the video. Amazing software. Applause for the people who crated the software.
I am not downloading it as I am no musician.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#28

I love this.it's perfect gagget musical artist.in short,I can't wait to have one.

Reply   |   Comment by enitan muyiwa daniel  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#27

Jeez'. This program is so much fun to play around with.

Highly recommended even to people, who are (yet) not on to learn anything about music (like untalented me). This is really a keeper.

It's a clean install - the system folder is left untouched and just a few registry entries were made.

Thanks a lot.

Reply   |   Comment by Bommi  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#26

Greeting all, and thanks for the comments so far.

In the first four hours of the giveaway, our website has struggled to cope with the massive demand, so there have been 503 errors and interruptions. Our apologies.

This is mainly because of the video tours. We have now reconfigured our sites to use versions of the videos hosted at Youtube, these have slightly lower resolution, but allows our sites to function!

There is likely to be high demand for the next couple of days, but everything should be working OK, if you have a problem with response from the websites, refresh the browser or try again a few minutes later.

Enjoy the giveaway and feel free to ask specific support questions at:
http://www.chordwizard.com/support.aspx

Reply   |   Comment by ChordWizard Software  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+59)
#25

Sad that this fantastic software is today misinterpreted.

This software can do the following for you:

1. it can via piano-roll write the notes directly ready FOR PRINT
2. You can export ALL your different instrument midi sequences as individual or single sequence ready for your digital audio workstation
3. It is meant to be a composer tool
4. This is a feature MISSING in MOST digital audio workstations as many just simply put EXPECT you to KNOW how to write notes and compose music, so DAWs like SONAR give you only the piano-roll
5. Last but not least, for all of you whining about how this software is or should be, it is the best music learning tool I have seen so far. I was stuying music 8 years back in 1979 (woodwind instruments Clarinette) I had to do everything with pen and paper in those days with no chance to listening if it was right and such a software would have made my learning much easier then or faster.

Today's GOTD should receive the music education award as it is very accessable easy to understand and use. With 59 bucks for this software you can spend up to 10 times more for other software in that category.

5 stars ***** +

Reply   |   Comment by J. Hargreave  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+40)
#24

so will teach me to play my banjo?

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)
#23

Strange thing, I installed this but couldn't hear a thing, so in workspace I had to change my MIDI settings and select SB VIBRA synthesizer. This gives a rather MIDI'sh sound, I used to use similar programs in the past but they allow me to use the GS wavetable synthesizer that I think is better. I don't know why is that.

Reply   |   Comment by Adif  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#22

#15..... Revo uninstaller
I have not found an uninstaller that gets everything left behind.
I have been using free Search Everything (extremely fast) for years now. Right after an uninstall run a search for not only the program itself but also the installation file which is usually a setup file. You will be surprised how many files are still sitting on your computer

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#21

I keep getting an error about the help file.

"Cannot open Help Window, Sontrix.chm, file is missing, corrupt, or you can't see it, nyah nyah nyah..."

Looks interesting, though.

Reply   |   Comment by docwebhead  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#20

The idea of splitting the program into a silver and gold version is a terrible one!

You don’t have to be a composer to dwell over sophisticated cords. Even a beginner can strike up an interesting harmony outside the range of Songtrix Silver; so to limit the users creativity to certain basic cords is an unwelcome censorship.

Given the reputation of ChordWizard, I’m sure that today’s giveaway it’s an excellent program, but that kind of limitation of creativity is a no-go.

Thanks anyway. And please return with a gold-version of ChordWizard / Songtrix ;)

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