A tool to make chords easily...

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Wakeon
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A tool to make chords easily...

Post by Wakeon » Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:40 am

Hey guys!
I'm back to ask you if you know some tools in Ableton or some plugins/vst to make chords easily (a kind of tool like in FL Studio, which permit to make directly chords) ?
Thanks a lot :)!!

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Re: A tool to make chords easily...

Post by smutek » Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:58 am

How about the chord plugin? It comes with Ableton.

Do you already have Ableton or are you just considering switching from FL or something?

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Re: A tool to make chords easily...

Post by mrgrim3 » Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:31 am

smutek wrote:How about the chord plugin? It comes with Ableton.

Do you already have Ableton or are you just considering switching from FL or something?
the chord plugin is annoying imo

im not trying to talk bad but i think it really slows me down

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Re: A tool to make chords easily...

Post by Tagor » Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:07 am


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Re: A tool to make chords easily...

Post by ikeaboy » Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:46 am

Make a frozen claw shape with your thumb and two fingers and start slapping left and right on the white and black part of your midi controller if it has one.
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Re: A tool to make chords easily...

Post by xbitz » Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:10 pm

learn them :wink: there are some patterns

https://www.udemy.com/piano-chords/learn/#/

so take max a weekend

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Re: A tool to make chords easily...

Post by zeropoint » Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:18 pm

For chords, arps and progressions have a look at:


https://www.xferrecords.com/products/cthulhu
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Re: A tool to make chords easily...

Post by yur2die4 » Sat Feb 13, 2016 5:06 pm

Yeah, if you get Cthulhu, you can probably be set and not have to worry about chord issues.

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Re: A tool to make chords easily...

Post by jestermgee » Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:22 am

yur2die4 wrote:Yeah, if you get Cthulhu, you can probably be set and not have to worry about chord issues.
My vote for that too.

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Re: A tool to make chords easily...

Post by ash1 » Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:46 pm


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Re: A tool to make chords easily...

Post by klangsulfat » Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:49 pm

The most inspiring song writing tool I ever found: http://feelyoursound.com/sundog/

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Re: A tool to make chords easily...

Post by Underground Surface » Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:04 pm

I suggest you to learn theory about chords, not using programs that are generating these things automatically. Just learn about minor and major chords at least and it's done. Don't use these tools, do it yourself.

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Re: A tool to make chords easily...

Post by ash1 » Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:06 pm

use what gets the job done nothing wrong with using chords if they are available

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Re: A tool to make chords easily...

Post by yur2die4 » Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:20 pm

Yeah. Some people need to be rewarded by having songs finished before they choose to dig deeper.

If using chord generation gets them that much closer to having some tracks they can enjoy or share, then it is a positive step.

That is after all what the tools are meant for.

And if he should choose to get more in depth in understanding chords, there add already resources for when he has more experience.

Imagine your parents expecting you to spell words before allowing you to use them :P

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Re: A tool to make chords easily...

Post by stringtapper » Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:06 pm

yur2die4 wrote:Imagine your parents expecting you to spell words before allowing you to use them :P
Bad analogy. Mixing up spoken and written language.
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