All the fun of Hookpad plus a massive instrument library, MIDI export, four melody voices, local saving/loading, sheet music export, guitar tab export, and more.

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Benefits comparison

Free $4.99 per month
Chord Types Chord Types
Triad, 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th Triad, 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th
Inversions Inversions
Secondary Chords Secondary Chords
Borrowed Chords Borrowed Chords
Embellishments Embellishments
Magic Chord
Magic Bass
Melody Melody
Smart guides Smart guides
1 voice 4 voices
Exporting Exporting
Sheet Music
Guitar Tab
Lead Sheet
Sample library Sample library
Piano Piano
Over 500 lead, harmony, guitar, bass, and drum instruments
11 band templates in various styles
Mixing Mixing
Independent volume control of melody, harmony, bass
Bassline register shift
Melody octave shift
Harmony register shift
Track muting
Recording Recording
Record mode for note entry
Saving Saving
Cloud (Unlimited) Cloud (Unlimited)
Save to hard disk
Collaboration Collaboration
Yes (load disk save from collaborator)
External Control External Control
MIDI input
Features Features
Tempo Tempo
Transposition Transposition

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Benefits details

Customized instruments and mix

Customize the collection of instruments that play your music. Want an EDM bass? A metal guitar? A violin section? They are all just a click away. Hookpad instrument library features hundreds of presets to make your song come alive.

Four melody voices

Add three extra melody voices to your Hookpad projects. Each voice is configurable in the mix tool with its own instrument(s), octave, and volume. Each voice also has its own lyrics.

MIDI export

In addition to being a great songwriting tool, Hookpad+ is a powerful MIDI creation platform. With a single click, Hookpad+ can export the instrument mix to MIDI which can then be dragged into a Digital Audio Workstation (Ableton Live, FL Studio, Logic Pro, GarageBand, ...) for additional production / modification. With intelligent harmony / chord fills, and the ability to independently shift the tonal center of each track, incorporating Hookpad+ into your workflow will enhance your creativity and productivity as a songwriter or producer. Sample MIDI file.

Export MIDI to DAW - Ableton Live, FL Studio, Logic Pro, GarageBand, Reason, ...

MP3 file export

Create a MP3 file of your Hookpad project for easy sharing / distribution.

Sheet music export

Export a beautifully engraved score of your song. Sample score.

Export sheet music from Hookpad

Guitar tab export

Export beautifully engraved guitar tablature of your song. Sample guitar tab.

Export guitar tablature from Hookpad

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Saving/loading to/from your hard drive

Hookpad+ can save and load directly to/from your computer. This can be useful for many reasons, i.e., emailing the file to a friend for collaboration, having your own backup, etc.

Magic chord

Hookpad+ can help you pick the right chords with Magic Chord. Magic Chord lets you ask Hookpad what it thinks is the best chord to use in a given situation. Hookpad+ will analyze the chords you’ve already written and then look for examples of songs in the Theory Tab library that have used chords similarly to get clues as to what chord might work best next. Then it provides suggestions for you to pick from. Find the right chord in any situation!

Hookpad magic chord

Record mode

Click the record button and start entering your melody in time with the beat. It’s a great way to get your rhythms just the way you want, without having to enter them by hand.

MIDI input

Connect a MIDI instrument and use it to enter notes in your melody. When you play a note on your instrument, Hookpad+ figures out what scale degree to add to your song based on the key you are currently in. When used with the record feature, you can populate Hookpad+ in real time with your MIDI instrument.


Click loop, and click play. This is great for practicing a song on your instrument, or for providing a backing track for jamming, singing a melody, practicing a solo, etc.


As you type, Hookpad+ places each syllable on the note it corresponds to. Use a hyphen for custom syllable separation.

Hookpad lyric support

Q & A

Can I cancel if I don't like it?

Yes. You can cancel at any time on your "My Orders" page, accessible from the user menu. There are no long term contracts or complicated terms.

What if I have questions?

We would love to hear from you. To get help, ask a question, etc. please contact us. We make our best effort to respond to all inquiries within 24 hours.

How does billing work?

You are billed monthly (or yearly) . If you cancel your plus membership, your account will continue to have Hookpad+ privileges for thirty days (or one year) after your last payment.

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