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 Post subject: All*Chords for the Launchpad - Play scales & chords easily
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:36 am 

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In my eternal quest to improve the music I make, I developed a little tool for my Launchpad.... I call it All*Chords.

All*Chords is a music making tool for non-keyboard players (like me). It gives you the ability to play chords and scales on your Launchpad without having to remember complicated fingering.

You can play scales with the same pads regardless of which root note or scale type you have set.  The scales & chromatic sub-modes work similar to the way the Ableton Push device works.

In addition, All*Chords lets you play chords with one finger.  You can play scale chords & chords of 10 types with any root note.  The Launchpad tells you what chord type you are playing. You can play chord inversions and there are pads that will play the notes comprising the last played chord. You can even save chords to the chord memory for easy playback.

There's also a basic drum & device page for controlling drum racks and effects in Ableton.

You can use AllChords with your iPhone / iPad and a regular midi keyboard too, using TouchOSC and the included template.


Youtube Playlist of 6 tutorial videos...
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3wNs3-t5S3FXIsps5MZ80_LIiiTJh9rC&feature=view_all


If you're interested in trying it you can download it here:
http://soundtemple.com.au/allchordsbeta.php


Let me know what you think!!

MAC only for now

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 Post subject: Re: All*Chords for the Launchpad - Play scales & chords easily
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:32 am 

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Looks interesting, I'll have a look after 9 comes out.

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 Post subject: Re: All*Chords for the Launchpad - Play scales & chords easily
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:59 pm 

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8O GREAT WORK!! haven't tried it yet but I'm damn impressed. how you cranked out the template, the manual and the videos in short time is impressive.

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 Post subject: Re: All*Chords for the Launchpad - Play scales & chords easily
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:51 am 

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Tone Deft wrote:
8O GREAT WORK!! haven't tried it yet but I'm damn impressed. how you cranked out the template, the manual and the videos in short time is impressive.

8)


Actually been using the main page for about a year now, but added the Push style sub-modes in recently after seeing those videos.

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 Post subject: Re: All*Chords for the Launchpad - Play scales & chords easily
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:03 am 

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props but I'm :evil: about finding out it's Mac only. it'd be cool if you featured that a bit more. I want my couple of minutes back!

that concludes my beta test. hth ;)

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 Post subject: Re: All*Chords for the Launchpad - Play scales & chords easily
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:16 am 

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I have inserted mac only into the original post. Not much I can do to get your two minutes back...sorry!

Fwiw it can be pc too, but I need to work on that first and I don't have one.

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 Post subject: Re: All*Chords for the Launchpad - Play scales & chords easily
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:22 am 

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Saved me two minutes!


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 Post subject: Re: All*Chords for the Launchpad - Play scales & chords easily
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:21 pm 

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Well, I don't have a Mac, and I don't own a controller of any kind. I'm a 'traditional' musician, but I think that what you did is pretty awesome. Great work dude.


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 Post subject: Re: All*Chords for the Launchpad - Play scales & chords easily
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:31 pm 

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SpeedKing wrote:
Well, I don't have a Mac, and I don't own a controller of any kind. I'm a 'traditional' musician, .


Well get outta here then, grandpa :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: All*Chords for the Launchpad - Play scales & chords easily
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:06 pm 

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cheers for the tool.. jeers for the mac exclusivity..


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 Post subject: Re: All*Chords for the Launchpad - Play scales & chords easily
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:52 pm 

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Seems oddly similar to nativekontrol's LPC script, but re-ordered.

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 Post subject: Re: All*Chords for the Launchpad - Play scales & chords easily
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:45 pm 

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rishi wrote:
Fwiw it can be pc too, but I need to work on that first and I don't have one.


This is good news. Hope you can track down a PC soon. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: All*Chords for the Launchpad - Play scales & chords easily
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:18 pm 

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SpeedKing wrote:
Well, I don't have a Mac, and I don't own a controller of any kind. I'm a 'traditional' musician, but I think that what you did is pretty awesome. Great work dude.

Thanks for the feedback SpeedKing. It was 'traditional musicians' who inspired me to do this, so that us electronic musicians could make better music.

It's a big task to learn how to use a pro DAW, become and audio engineer, understand synthesis and drum programming, master mixdown and mastering as well as learn music theory and develop competant keyboard skills but that's what's required for the one man band electronic musician. So i figure most of us regular electronic producers on the sub-genius level could use a few shortcuts / helping hands along the way.

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 Post subject: Re: All*Chords for the Launchpad - Play scales & chords easily
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:54 am 

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Nice! Too bad it's Mac only, but kudos none the less!

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 Post subject: Re: All*Chords for the Launchpad - Play scales & chords easily
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:56 am 

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pls post when u have win support

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