Complex Chords

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tres
KVRer
4 posts since 8 Jan, 2018

Post Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:28 am

Will RC be able to handle the bigger voicing chords like neo soul and gospel?

nexussynth
KVRian
530 posts since 1 Jan, 2004

Re: Complex Chords

Post Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:25 pm

+1
"..What is simple, is simply seen.."

lulukom
KVRian
722 posts since 30 Nov, 2013

Re: Complex Chords

Post Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:27 pm

+1

padillac
KVRian
569 posts since 27 Nov, 2011

Re: Complex Chords

Post Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:31 pm

I think RC can do that just fine. Can you share an example of a chord that you’re having trouble getting RC to do, and we can take a stab at making it work?

tres
KVRer
4 posts since 8 Jan, 2018

Re: Complex Chords

Post Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:53 pm

well neo soul and church music(contemporary mostly urban) dive into crazy 7-10 finger chords since anything you press sound sweet on a rhodes :)

crazy stuff like inverted 5 chords over 1, triads over tritone, etc..

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BluGenes
KVRist
312 posts since 15 May, 2017

Re: Complex Chords

Post Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:56 am

I have a piano, but, I don't play.. all I can say about this thread.. lol

padillac
KVRian
569 posts since 27 Nov, 2011

Re: Complex Chords

Post Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:44 am

Open the chord browser, right-click on any of the names and press "New Chord." Select the notes you want in that chord and save it as a new preset.

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KVRAF
2795 posts since 9 Jan, 2010

Re: Complex Chords

Post Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:57 am

There are two ways to use such complex chords.

1) You can define your own complex chords in the Chords browser. You can even name it as you want:

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Right click on any chords and select "New Chord" as padillac suggested.

2) You can open the keyboard on the master track, and select the notes you want:

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The above chord is a Em11 with a custom voicing.
Please note: the current version incorrectly identifies this chords as E11sus4 which is slightly wrong. The bug was fixed as I was writing this reply. If this bug prevents you from working, please let me know and I'll send you an update with the fix.

In a next beta version it will be possible to add additional chord notes to voicings, that are not in the chord. E.g. when editing a major chord voicing, you could add 7th, 9th, etc notes. Which can be used even locally in a single phrase or just in one track.

Thanks,
Attila
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yellukhan
KVRian
1310 posts since 10 Mar, 2004

Re: Complex Chords

Post Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:23 am

^^ i was about to report ..
after selecting notes by mouse "G" (in this case) was always get dropped..

and for the next beta = :hyper:

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KVRAF
2795 posts since 9 Jan, 2010

Re: Complex Chords

Post Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:45 am

Yes, G was dropped, this is what I did not understand first. It was a silly bug which does not influence other chords, only 11sus4 as it had two notes 4th and 11th one octave away...
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tres
KVRer
4 posts since 8 Jan, 2018

Re: Complex Chords

Post Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:46 pm

nice... but question lol....?
what do you do with the chords in the browser?

padillac
KVRian
569 posts since 27 Nov, 2011

Re: Complex Chords

Post Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:18 pm

Drag them onto the master track to set which chord is used at that place in time. Then you can drag a phrase generator to a track at that spot and it’ll play the phrase with that chord setting.

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KVRAF
2795 posts since 9 Jan, 2010

Re: Complex Chords

Post Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:04 am

The Chords Browser is mainly for defining chords, it does not provide any useful functionality, other than dragging chords.
Just like you don't use the Variations or Scale browser, they represent the database of available variations and scales.
Some time in the future the Scale browser will include a scale look-up tool.
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