Manual: Chord Editor

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Chord Manager window

The Chord Editor is used to define to configure the preset chords that can be entered into the Pattern Editor by holding the chord modifier key.

  • Shortcut Key: The note that, when input, will trigger the chord input. The displayed octave is relative to the base octave; i.e. C-0 is the lowest octave on your keyboard, and pressing this note together with the chord modifier key (Shift by default) will enter the notes from the following fields.
  • Base Note: The base note of the chord; however, it doesn’t have to be the lowest note of the chord. There are two possible modes for the base note:
    • Relative: The base note is taken as the note in the pattern position where the chord is entered. All notes in the chord are relative to that note. If the pattern cell is empty, the previous base note is used instead.
    • Note: Any other base note value uses the chosen note as the base note and adds the base octave.
  • Notes 1 – 3: The alternate notes that will be input in the other channels being recorded into.
  • Chord Diagram: The piano keyboard representation of the chord, with red dots indicating which notes belong to the chord. You can click on any note in the diagram (up to 4 at a time) to set the note into the chord, but when using this method it’s best to start out with no notes assigned except the base note. When clicking on a note, the chord is reconsidered and the notes are placed in the “Note #” fields according to the sequential order on the keyboard diagram. To remove a note assignment, click on the red dot so it is deleted.