Arpado Alternatives

    Arpado is described as 'Music Composition Software which controls hardware or software instruments through MIDI. It features an advanced arpeggiator, music theory, chords, scales and a unique Progressive Sequencer' and is an app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Arpado for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPad, Online / Web-based and iPhone. The best alternative is Harmony Improvisator. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Sharp11 or Hookpad. Other great apps like Arpado are Captain Chords (Paid), Scaler (Paid), Cthulhu (Paid) and Odesi (Paid).

    This page was last updated Oct 5, 2021

    1. Harmony Improvisator is the most advanced harmonic composition tool on the market. It opens up the infinite world of harmonic theory by making centuries-old knowledge uniquely transparent.
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    2. Write chord progressions in your favorite DAW.
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    3. Scaler is the inspirational MIDI effect that makes finding chords and progressions intuitive and fun! With note detection, scale selection and chord suggestions, Scaler is a comprehensive but easy-to-use toolbox that will help anyone make better music.
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    4. Cthulhu is firstly a chord memorizer and player, allowing you to experiment with creating and reworking chord progressions with single-note presses.
      • Windows
      • Steam
      Odesi helps you write hot tracks. It exports the results to Audio and MIDI files, so you can use the final result immediately. The MIDI files you create in Odesi will open perfectly inside Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Reason, Pro Tools, or any other DAW.
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    5. Orb Composer is a Music Composition Software based on a Artificial Intelligence. The first AI software for composers, musicians and songwriters. With Orb, explore new musical ideas, experiment orchestration or simply unleash your creativity.


      Development is apparently halted as the company has focused on Orb Producer Suite. Orb Composer is unavailable for download or purchase as of Oct. 2020.

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    6. MusicDevelopments RapidComposer: Music Prototyping and Automated Composition Software RapidComposer is a rapid music prototyping software designed for composers, song-writers and musicians of all musical styles.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      Instachord is a MIDI Processing Plugin that helps you play chords and chord progressions faster and easier. Find the chords that work well together and build a perfect chord progression for your next song with just a few clicks.
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    7. AutoTheory synchronizes industry standard midi effects into the perfect songwriting tool.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Sharp11 is an npm module for performing music theory operations, ranging from simple things like transposing a note to complicated things like generating an ordered list of scales that can be played over a given chord.
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