RECIFE, Brazil — D’Accord Music Software, the Brazilian leader in music software, announces a new version of its award-winning software – iChords – that recognizes and presents chords from any MP3, WMA files or CDs. By using iChords 2.0, the new version, musicians can learn how to play any song on keyboard or guitar. It also exports song videos to iPods(TM) and mobile phones.
Popular features enable users to automatically retrieve CD chords, and those from MP3, WAV and WMA files. It also creates WMV or MP4 videos with the song, chords and lyrics.
“Musicians throughout the world adopted the first version, and we are excited to release iChords 2.0,” Americo Amorim, D’Accord’s Executive Director, said. “Our users will love the new features such as exporting videos to their iPods.”
D’Accord’s iChords 2.0 is a musician’s dream come true. Chords, in any song, are identified without searching for tablatures or sheet music. The software is easy-to-use and after opening a song file, it automatically processes and extracts the chords.
The new export video feature generates a file with the song being played on the guitar or keyboard and allows musicians to create personalized transcriptions. For instance, they can change the transcribed chords and add song lyrics in a karaoke-like style. If lyrics are added and chords transposed, they can be printed together with chord diagrams. For each chord, the software presents fingering and notation.
Novice players can configure the difficulty level of the presented chords and choose from easy, medium or difficult; it’s possible to play from simple harmonies to complex musical pieces.
For guitar players, there are four different guitar-view modes, including one for left-handed players. And, users can control the tempo, according to skill.
D’Accord relies on experienced researchers, software engineers and musicians to work together to develop innovative products and services. Its products are among the most popular on several download sites such as Download.com and are used by millions of musicians in more than 65 countries.
The software is compatible with Microsoft Windows 2000, 2003, XP and Vista.
A trial version of iChords 2.0 is available for download at: http://www.daccordmusic.com.