Collection of Midi Chords and the Circle of fifths

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Collection of Midi Chords and the Circle of fifths

Post by 2beats » Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:35 pm

Something I know a lot of electronic producers do over and over is write out chords for there melody and harmony. I have done it tons of time, and finally took the time to just make a library of midi clips for all the chords in each key. Took me a long time, but now I can just drag and drop the chords.

I have these up for free on my website (just join the newsletter)

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I also have a circle of fifths made from the ableton clip colors and some other cool tools to help. Read about the Circle of fifths and the chord library I made.

Thanks ya'll
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Re: Collection of Midi Chords and the Circle of fifths

Post by eddiex » Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:48 am

that is super awesome!!! i never even thought of doing something like that.
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Re: Collection of Midi Chords and the Circle of fifths

Post by 2beats » Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:34 am

Thanks man! Yeah I find that when I try and think how to improve my own flow and share that, then I come up with some new ideas that really help speed up my production. This is a cool trick.

Glad you did it man and the time I took to create it is being used to help other peoples music.
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Re: Collection of Midi Chords and the Circle of fifths

Post by hernandezmaryann » Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:44 am

Whoow! this is really amazing! how did you do this?

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Re: Collection of Midi Chords and the Circle of fifths

Post by Riley333 » Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:21 pm

Thank you! I have thought about how nice it would be to have something like this.
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Post by lunabass » Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:41 am

nice work man. downloading now :)
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Re: Collection of Midi Chords and the Circle of fifths

Post by dburns » Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:25 am

Thanks for this. I'm sure it took a lot of time to do.

Where do I put the files from the archive?

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Re: Collection of Midi Chords and the Circle of fifths

Post by 2beats » Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:29 pm

I put all the files into the ableton live library under grooves. That is where I keep all my midi patterns, drums, and these chords. When they are in there you can just drag and drop those files in your session.

on windows for me it goes:

E:\Ableton\Live 8.2\Library\Grooves\ and then I put in the folders.

Hope that helps,
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Re: Collection of Midi Chords and the Circle of fifths

Post by 2beats » Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:35 pm

hernandezmaryann wrote:Whoow! this is really amazing! how did you do this?
I sat down for 8 hours and did it all by hand. Colored the clips, then organized... Good thing it was a rainy day.

I am getting ready for a new album and am gearing up by getting a lot of pre studio time in. Like today I am working on collecting and writing out different Eastern and African rhythms. Then with that bank of drum patterns when I sit to create the music I have a lot of already patterns to chose from. Then the creation can flow out faster.
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Re: Collection of Midi Chords and the Circle of fifths

Post by dburns » Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:33 pm

Thanks for your help!

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Re: Collection of Midi Chords and the Circle of fifths

Post by arafel » Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:18 pm

Thank you Sir!

Will open this up when I get home from za gulag!
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Re: Collection of Midi Chords and the Circle of fifths

Post by Breaks Dude » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:44 pm

Isaac thank you for the time you put into this.

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Re: Collection of Midi Chords and the Circle of fifths

Post by mbird21 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:59 pm

Wow thats really cool of you doing all that for people struggling with chords, well done mate wish there was more people like that in music, respect 100% :wink:
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Re: Collection of Midi Chords and the Circle of fifths

Post by Observer-A » Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:44 pm

Very cool!

Thank you for sharing and great work on the tunes, I am really digging your stuff!!
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Re: Collection of Midi Chords and the Circle of fifths

Post by dhilsabeck » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:04 pm

Thanks!

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