Keynality

Keynality is a key based musical instrument designed for composers, performers and producers to assist with making music with unfamiliar or unusual keys. It provides a musical palette for creating chord progressions, working out harmonies or melodies using either internal sounds from the inbuilt synth and sampler, virtual or physical midi sound source.

Features

The full edition of Keynality features:


Keys

300 keys based on 25 heptatonic, 7 hexatonic, 5 octatonic and 7 pentatonic scales.

Chords

125 chords including 6th, 7th, 9th, 11th and 13th chords plus variants.

Connectivity

Audiobus, Inter-App Audio, Virtual and Hardware MIDI

Velocity

Velocity support with contact surface area.

Presets

Presets capture all aspects of Kenality for rapid switching and can be imported and exported.

Sounds

Inbuilt 'Dirty' Synth and Sampler with sample import (wav, aiff, mp3, dls, sf2)

Key Finder

A Key Finder to help identify musical keys accoustically.

Form Factors

Optimised for the different iPad formfactors (7.9", 9.7", 10.5", 12.9")

The scales included are Major Pentatonic, Minor Pentatonic, Japanese, Yo, In, Insen, Iwato, Major Hexatonic, Minor Hexatonic, Major Blues, Minor Blues, Augmented, Prometheus, Whole Tone, Whole-Half Octatonic, Half-Whole Octatonic, Major Bebop, the Diatonic Modes: Ionian (Major), Aeolian (Minor), Mixolydian, Dorian, Phrygian, Locrian, Lydian, Melodic Major, Melodic Minor (Asc), Phrygidorian, Half Diminished, Lydian Augmented, Lydian Dominant, Major Locrian, Super Locrian, Harmonic Major, Harmonic Minor, Gypsy, Hungarian Minor, Hungarian Gypsy, Neapolitan Major & Minor, Persian, Phrygian Major and Enigmatic. From these scales the 280 keys are derived.

The chords are based on Major, Minor, Dominant, Augmented, Diminished and Suspended triads and include 2nd, 4th, 7th, 9th and 13th chords plus added & subtracted variants as well as the weird and uncommon chords.

FAQ

What sound file formats are supported in the sampler?
aiff, mp3 and wav

What Soundfont formats are supported in the sampler?
dls and sf2

Can I modify the sampler soundbanks?
Not from within Keynality, however for sf2 soundfonts you can use the excellent polyphone editor.

I keep triggering system gestures when I use four fingers, how can that be stopped?
Go to settings ➔ General ➔ Multitasking and turn off "Gestures"

Why is the Export button greyed out?
You do not have iCloud or you have disabled iCloud for Keynality. Go to Settings ➔ Apple ID ➔ iCloud to turn it back on

When I press export or perform an import, nothing seems to happen?
You have turned off notifications. Press the System Settings button on the about page and enable notifications to turn it back on. Your presets are being exported and imported in the background.

How do I import a preset?
Email the preset to the iPad or put the preset on the iCloud drive. From the Mail app just press the file icon and select "Import with Keynality". On the iCloud drive press the icon, select share... then select "Import with Keynality". Import occurs in the background and you will get a notification when finished.

If your question has not been addressed or you have suggestions, please click on the button to be taken to our support website and we will be in touch.

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Junior Edition

Unsure if Keynality is for you? then try the free version! Keynality Junior Edition is a fully functional version of Keylanity with a reduced feature set so you can try before you buy. Best of all it is free, has no ads or nag screens. Its simply there for you to use. It features:


Scales

Major, Minor (natural) and Melodic Minor Keys.

Chords

26 common Major, Minor, Dominant, Diminished, Augmented, Suspended chords including 6ths and 7ths.

Sounds

Synth and Sampler with inbuilt soundbank

Presets

Preset export 100% compatable with Keynality.

The other differences between the Junior Edition and the full version are the Junior edition cannot import presets, or sounds in to the sampler, has no MIDI functionality and is limited to 3 presets.

Download

Keynality and Keynality Junior can be downloaded from the Apple app store.


Privacy.

Keynality does not collect, store or transmit any personal information.

If you log a problem via the support page some rudimentary information about your device is submitted along with the details you enter. This information is:

  • The App name
  • The App version
  • Your device OS
  • Your device model

This is displayed on the form. The purpose of collecting this information is to help diagnose and fix the problem. It is not used by anyone outside of FSR Solutions.