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SongFactory creates songs from your chords

SongFactory: taking the strain out of songwriting?
SongFactory: taking the strain out of songwriting?

Notorious Notes' SongFactory is a software application that takes an interesting approach to song creation; users input chords and set the tempo, and then the supplied samples are pitch- and timestretched to fit.

The basic-looking interface adheres to standard DAW conventions. Chords are entered in the arrange area at the top, and samples can then be dragged in. Lyrics can be added, too.

The samples have been given names such as Acoustic Start and Rock Verse, presumably to appeal to beginners who have no previous experience of music software.

You can also record up to eight of your own audio tracks, set levels in the mixer and export in MP3, WAV and ogg formats.

SongFactory costs £49.99, and a 14-day demo is available.

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology.