ChordLord (Renoise 3).. 217 chord types (v1.8.217), to all scales/keys, any tonic/note

Chords, scales, harmony, melody, etc.
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198 posts since 9 Aug, 2013 from The Hague, The Netherlands

Post Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:34 pm

ChordLord for Renoise 3.

in v1.8.217 there are 217 chord types to all scales/keys, in any tonic/note, inversions, full notation display, full english names, all notes in all chords on display..

Click the chords in ChordLord to enter them into the Pattern Editor with Record mode On.
Preview (hear) the chords clicked with the Renoise OSC enabled.

v1.8.27 "all chords" display set to on

v1.5.193 set to scale C Mixolydian

Secret turbo user trick: Right click the Scroll to scroll big steps!
Choose a default velocity and octave at the top of the Renoise window…
Also use the tools Inversion to make chords lower/higher.

Download and open, doubleclick, or drap the tool into Renoise, version 3.1 or higher (currently: Renoise 3.2.4), to install the tool.
You can then find the new version above via menu Tools… ChordLord 1.8.217 (217 chords),
or the older versions of it with (43, 103, 133, 193 chords) further below not used anymore.

You may also want to try pattern loop mode (numpad Enter)
and play cursor following turned off (Scroll Lock button)
when experimenting with Record mode on (if you do not want to enable the OSC server).
More info on setting the firewall for the OSC server at the bottom of this post.

Recommended instruments / synthesizers to try this with:
T-force Alpha Plus 2: ... ha-plus-2/ 2 (required: Visual C runtime, see the bottom of the page) (Windows VST Plugin)
MauSynth: (required: Visual C runtime, see ) (Windows VST Plugin)
Synth1: (Windows & MacOs VST Plugin)
Copy the synthesizers to (a / the) VST Plugin folder on your harddrive, and menu Edit… Preferences… Plugs/Misc -> Browse for the VST Plugin folder to load these into Renoise.

Virtual Community Orchestra VSCO2: (look up the Oliver’s .XRNI conversion for Renoise instruments) (Sample-based, any OS)

note I can register ChordLord to you personally (current version only)
buuut ChordLord is freeware… it does not need to have a registration.
If you want to get Your Name in, drop a line.

Download Renoise 3.2.4 (or the latest version) from 3
registered users can download the licensed version via the Renoise backstage.

Version History:
*Bugfix update v1.8.217 from v1.7.217 - keyboard preferences showing correctly now
*Bugfix update v1.7.217 from v2.6.217 - scrolling far enough now, credits info txt added
*Update v1.6.217 from v1.5.193: end of chord list reached, scroll up, info text added, all variations of all chords up to the 9th chords have been added (217 chords in total now)
*Update v1.5.193 from v1.4.193: name change to ChordLord (congratulations to the winner), fixed a little wider buttons for All Chords to display, more info text at options
*Update v1.4.193 from v1.3.192: full chord name display text added, wider (fixed) button width, fixed no more dialog at add chord keyboard shortkey on no chords in display, fixed x7susb2 to be x7addb2 chord correctly, minor display long names in chords fixes
*Update v1.3.193 from v1.2.193: info text added at options
*Update v1.2.193 from v1.1.193: fixed scroll box for no more serious onscreen issues…
done after v1.1.193: serious onscreen issues for having no scrollbar on regular and small desktop windows in v1.1.193..
*Update v1.1.193 from v.1.1.133: Added all 7th, 78th, 9sus2 9sus4 variations, some 10th, 193 chords in total.
*Update v1.1.133 from v1.1.103: Added all 7b5 7#5 variations, x7susb2… 133 chords in total.
*Bugfix v1.1.103 Maj7sus4b13 was displayed incorrectly as Maj7sus2b13
*Update v1.1.103 from v1.1.43: Added all sus2 sus4 variations and 6th9th chords… 103 in total.
*Update v1.1.43 from v1.1: Name changed to com.eatme.MoreChordGun, indicating how many chords in version number
*Update v1.1 from v1.0: Up to the 10th chords, add2 and add4 variations…
*Minor fix: capital M for Majadd2
*Minor fix: version bumped up to 1.1, name changed to com.eatme.ChordGun.xrnx
*done: scrollbox on All Chords, not possible yet via the Renoise LUA ViewBuilder Api.
Original development of v1.0 of ChordGun by @pandabot
and previous tool Scale Finder by @Suva
You can donate to pandabot:
You can also donate to me for extending this tool:

related to this tool:
Renoise to MIDI tool:
Print My Chords tool: 1
(Renoise 2.7 and 2.8 tool) Scale Finder (deprecated):
Everything “Chord” tools: 1

Miscellaneous / FAQ:

How do I install ChordLord?
How do I uninstall ChordLord / the previous MoreChordGun / ChordGun?
How do I enable OSC server?
How to set the firewall for OSC server?
How do I use the keyboard with ChordLord?
How do I use ChordLord?

How do I install ChordLord?

Download the ChordLord .xrnx file to your computer.
Open the ChordLord.xrnx file (associated with Renoise by the Renoise installer)
or drag-and-drop the tool into an open Renoise window.
in Renoise, menu Tools… will show the ChordLord tool to open by clicking it in the menu.

How do I uninstall ChordLord / the previous MoreChordGun / ChordGun?

in Renoise, go to menu Tools… Tool Browser.
select the tool.
click the Uninstall button.

How do I enable OSC server?

ChordLord can preview clicked chords via the enabled OSC server.
in Renoise, go to menu Edit… Preferences… and select the OSC tab.
check the mark at Enable OSC Server. (make sure the Port is set to 8000)
Your firewall will display a message “OK to permit Renoise?”

How do I set the firewall?

Windows firewall will display a message “OK to permit Renoise?” on enabling the OSC server.
In your firewall, only allow Renoise in the “Private” domain (your local computer).
To make sure the rule is set to only connect from your computer / the private domain, in Windows 10:
open the Start menu, type Firewall, open the Firewall settings
click " Advanced settings " at the left list.
at the Incoming set of rules on the top left
seek up the rules for TCP and UDP of Renoise (if you have already allowed it)
or create a New rule (right top) twice,
one for protocol TCP
and one for protocol UDP
for the Program of Renoise.exe to Allow the program to have incoming connectivity.
open the properties of the incoming TCP rule for Renoise (double click the rule or right-click, properties)
at the tab Advanced of the rule
at the top section Profiles, only check the “Private” and click " Apply " " OK ".
open the properties for the incoming UDP rule for Renoise (double click the rule or right-click, properties)
at the tab Advanced of the rule
at the top section Profiles, only check the “Private” and click " Apply " " OK ".
You may need to restart Renoise for the firewall rules to be set in place.

How do I use the keyboard with ChordLord?

in Renoise, open menu Edit… Preferences… and go to the Keys tab.
in the Search box, type chordlord.
set the keyboard keys for ChordLord. Make sure there are no other assignments before clicking Assign, or the old assignment will be gone.
The last clicked chord in each column can be quickly accessed with the “Insert Scale Chord” 1 to 7 shortcut keys.
The inversion can be in/decremented with shortcut keys
You can go up and down in the list of chords with set keys for increment and decrement chord type.
The scale and root (tonic note) can be incremented and decremented with shortcut keys.

How do I use ChordLord?

make sure you have the latest version installed (visit this topic):
open Renoise with ChordLord installed (see 1. )
select an instrument to use on the right panes top in Renoise
select a default velocity and octave on the top of the Renoise window
select (optionally) Pattern Block Loop with [Numpad ENTER]
in Renoise from menu Tools… click ChordLord.
click the Options button to see the Options and more information
focus the cursor to the Renoise Pattern Editor and enable Record mode [ESC]
click any chord in ChordLord, and it will go to the pattern with the selected instrument and default velocity.
enable the OSC Server in Renoise (see 3. and 4. ) and disable Record mode and any chord clicked will be previewed with the selected instrument with default velocity.

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