Easy chords - free midi rack for writing parts

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Easy chords - free midi rack for writing parts

Post by Jekblad » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:57 am

Video explains it all, description below w/download.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJq1GGxw ... ideo_title

This rack allows you to map a range of keys to a chain selector for easy chords and inversions, based on the root note you feed it.

Use one section of the keyboard to trigger notes, and another to select the chord type or inversion, all while staying within the key.

Works great if you are a poor keyboard player! Download the rack here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3301072/Easy%20Chords.adg
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Post by lunabass » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:02 am

thanks man :D
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Re: Easy chords - free midi rack for writing parts

Post by Jekblad » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:20 pm

Thanks man! Have u found it usable? In writing some very cool parts with it so far.
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Re: Easy chords - free midi rack for writing parts

Post by matthews » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:33 pm

Hey,

Thanks for throwing this together. It's super useful and very well put together. Although I'm fairly decent on the keys, this is a great visual alternative when you just wanna lay down something quick. Cheers.

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Re: Easy chords - free midi rack for writing parts

Post by dab » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:24 pm

Thanks a lot Jekblad, this is definitely one my favorites. Much appreciated!

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Post by Jekblad » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:38 pm

matthews wrote: Thanks for throwing this together.
this took me three years ;)

haha, mainly just to find time to sit down and pound out the idea.
here's a previous one i made: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3301072/jChord% ... ersion.adg
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Re: Easy chords - free midi rack for writing parts

Post by stansharpe » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:33 pm

Wicked mate. Thanks so much.

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Post by stallos » Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:37 am

nice1 mate - will give this a try later
thanks for sharing

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Post by crumhorn » Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:56 am

It was well worth watching your video if only for the inspired idea of using an arpegiator to work the chain selector - brilliant ! :D
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Re: Easy chords - free midi rack for writing parts

Post by Mplay » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:59 am

Thanks for sharing!
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Post by ze2be » Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:30 pm

Yup, thanks! Ive done something similar a while back, but this is better. :)

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Re: Easy chords - free midi rack for writing parts

Post by Jekblad » Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:56 pm

Thanks guys! I really enjoyed making it and filming the litle ditty. Hopefully there will be more good ideas in the future!
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Re: Easy chords - free midi rack for writing parts

Post by Mplay » Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:59 pm

Still loving your rack! I do have a question: would it be possible to send only the root note one track and the chords to another? Thanks in advance
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Re: Easy chords - free midi rack for writing parts

Post by Jekblad » Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:14 pm

set up two channels and record enable both. One will record the root note, and the channel the rack will make all the chords. make sense?

If you are trying to power two different sounds, another easy way is to make an instrument rack with your two instruments in it (on different chains) after the midi rack, and do a key split. The low notes hit one, the high notes hit another. This only works if you want to make chords and play melodies on top, vs the previous idea of making a chord and sending the root note to a bass VST.

these are good ideas to consider!
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Re: Easy chords - free midi rack for writing parts

Post by Mplay » Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:03 pm

The key split is working nicely, thanks for the reply
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