ChordEase allows performances to be recorded as MIDI data. To record a performance, select the Record command, via Transport/Record or Ctrl+R. A recording can be started at any time: a song needn't be open, and if it is open, it needn't be playing, thus introductions, interludes, and endings can all be recorded. By default, you're prompted for an output filename, but if you prefer "one touch" recording, uncheck the prompt for filename option. It's also possible to always record, and thereby avoid data loss due to failure to press record. To play back the completed recording, use the Record Player dialog, or play the MIDI file in a suitable application; also see record output files below. Recording a performance as MIDI is often more convenient than recording the audio, for the following reasons:

Record output files

Recording creates two output files: a standard MIDI file, and a .cemr file. The .cemr file is unique to ChordEase, and has some important advantages over the MIDI file, detailed below. It's recommended that you keep both files, even though they contain similar data. Note that a .cemr can be converted to a MIDI file, whereas the reverse is not true.