A unique instrument/control surface where you can learn every Major/Minor chord in 2 minutes. The hexagon note layout allows songwriters to discover new melodies and musical relations, as well, novices can learn how to play music. If you want more sounds than the built in instrument Musix offers Midi and OSC out to control anything you want.
NOTE: Musix is NOT meant to teach you how to play a piano! It is it’s own instrument that has many benefits over a piano. By playing you will learn real relations between notes and patterns within music.
The definitive isomorphic keyboard. Musix is a fully-customizable multiple-layout isomorphic musical keyboard.
Each hexagon on the screen is a note, and surrounding hexagons are harmonically related.
What this means is that once you have learned a pattern, say a chordÂ or a scale, that pattern is the same for all keys, even the dreadedÂ A-Flat! What’s more, you can learn to play melodies on a traditionalÂ keyboard by playing them on the Musix keyboard and watching where theÂ sharps and flats go.
Songwriters benefit by discovering new melodies and musicalÂ relationships. Novices find it easy to learn to play. ExperiencedÂ musicians are rewarded with an intuitive interface.
There are many isomorphic keyboards out there, from concertinas,Â accordions, and “jammers” (which use the wicki-hayden layout) toÂ harmonic-table keyboards and more. You can have them all in oneÂ application, and more besides.
Hexagonal isomorphic keyboards are defined by the harmonicÂ relationship between the keys. You can define the relationship in twoÂ directions, say a major third and a minor third, and the thirdÂ direction is the difference of these two intervals (in this case, a semitone).
Musix comes with a set of built-in layouts which use differentÂ harmonic relationships between the notes. Each layout has its own advantages and disadvantages. For example, the harmonic table layoutÂ allows you to play a major or minor chord with one finger, byÂ touching at the intersection of any three hexagons. The Wicki-HaydenÂ layout puts all the white keys together. Try them all and find oneÂ that works for you.
Musix has six real-time FM-synthesized instrument sounds. No wavetablesÂ here. Each note sound is synthesized on-the-fly, meaning that you getÂ the full richness of bass and brightness of treble that the ipadÂ speaker or your headphones can generate.
You can change the size of the keys to fit your fingers and yourÂ dexterity – start practicing with epic-sized keys and as you get better you can make the keys smaller to give you more notes on theÂ screen. Keyboard layouts are fully customizable – create your ownÂ isomorphic keyboard centred on any note. Remove the note labels for aÂ clean look.