Key/Chord Detector?

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Caine123
KVRAF
5547 posts since 5 Aug, 2009

Post Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:55 am

i saw a vid and the guy used HoRNet SongKey MK2, pretty neat, would you suggest some alternative maybe?

is this plugin recommendable to identify the chords of songs you wanna learn from?
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killmaster
KVRian
1085 posts since 5 Oct, 2003

Re: Key/Chord Detector?

Post Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:59 am

I also used Tessitura Pro and it turned up a couple more scales and modes than SongKey.

Caine123
KVRAF
5547 posts since 5 Aug, 2009

Re: Key/Chord Detector?

Post Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:49 pm

thanks! sadly only for MAC :(
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elassi
KVRAF
2143 posts since 8 Sep, 2009

Re: Key/Chord Detector?

Post Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:06 pm

Tried Hornet's plug with a free chord tool (Chordz by Code FN42 driving 4Front's E-Piano) and the results are mixed. If you trigger the same chord often it'll detect it eventually but not that precisely when only triggered once.

There may be a hidden algo though that takes into account what kind of key/scale you've been working with before and after in the whole context and refines the result by it, so this may not be an accurate observation.

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atya
KVRist
270 posts since 17 Sep, 2014 from LPGC

Re: Key/Chord Detector?

Post Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:23 am

Nothing beats a decent pair of ears, the grey stuff between them and a bit of theory. Take a look at some of Rick Beato's vids on youtube, he's done some really great tuts on chord recognition/transcription.

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