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Tonespace A Chord Generator And Visualizer

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Tonespace A Chord Generator And Visualizer

Chord Generator And Visualizer Tonespace

Tonespace audition and play chords while you move the mouse around in a grid-like space – or use a traditional MIDI keyboard instead. Learn how musical scales and keys work, and how chords relate to these, using the simple octave-based spaces.

Tonespace is developed by mucoder, an audio developer enthusiast, based in Leuven, Belgium.

Tonespace features

  • A chord generator and visualizer
  • Displays chords and scales on a grid, making it easy to understand their structure
  • Displays chords on a piano keyboard, making it easy to play them
  • Supports 39 chord types, 25 chord voicings/inversions, 21 scales, 18 keys, and 50 different grids
  • Accepts easy, single-note MIDI input for triggering or viewing chords
  • Can output chords over MIDI to your favorite synth
  • Acts either as a VST or Audio Unit plugin for your DAW, or as a standalone application

tonespace v2.5.544

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Tonespace is free (as in beer), if you really like it, feel free to make a donation.

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LDM Design Strum Roll: Easily Create Realistic Guitar Chord Patterns with this Ableton Device

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LDM Design Strum Roll: Easily Create Realistic Guitar Chord Patterns with this Ableton Device

Creating realistic guitar chord patterns can be a challenge. If you don’t have the time to learn how to play the guitar, or if you want to create chord patterns that go beyond what is possible on a real guitar, then Strum Roll is the device for you!

With Strum Roll, you can quickly and easily create nuanced and realistic chord patterns in Ableton. You can use it with sampled guitar instruments or any other instrument for unique sounds!

LDM Design Strum Roll driving Ambient Guitars - Spitfire Audio (Kontakt)
LDM Design Strum Roll driving Ambient Guitars – Spitfire Audio (Kontakt)

LDM Design Strum Roll

The Strum Roll is a great device for quickly and easily getting guitar chords into Ableton. You can transfer easily found guitar chords from the web onto the fretboard GUI without needing to transpose note for note into the piano roll. You can then use the strum settings to create articulated chord strumming patterns that sounds like a real guitarist.

Sounds great with sampled guitar instruments or you can use it on synths or any other instrument for unique sounds! The Strum Roll is a great way to get your guitar chords into Ableton quickly and easily. You can find chords on the web and transfer them onto the fretboard GUI without needing to transpose them note for note into the piano roll.

You can then use the strum settings to create articulated strumming patterns that sound like a real guitarist. The Strum Roll sounds great with sampled guitar instruments, but you can also use it on synths or any other instrument for unique sounds!

The Strum Roll device is a handy tool for any musician. With the guitar fretboard GUI, you can easily click to insert a note for each string. Clicking the arrow buttons on the right will then play the chord, either up or down the strings. Using the Strum Time setting at the top will set the time delay between each string being played in the chord.

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There are also parameters for Tuning, Octave, Randomize Velocity, Note display, and MIDI notes to trigger the down and upstroke of the chord. Select from a number of different popular guitar tunings. The Strum Roll device is sure to make your life easier.

The Strum Roll Randomize Velocity feature in Ableton (sometimes you miss those great features in other DAWs) can be a great way to add some interest and variation to chord progressions. By adding a random variation in velocity level for each note, you can create more expressive and realistic strumming patterns.

LDM Design Strum Roll
LDM Design Strum Roll

To do this, simply set up the MIDI notes for the desired chord strokes and create a MIDI clip. Then, in the Note Display, lower the note length of the MIDI notes so that the chord doesn’t have time to play all the notes of the chord. This will result in more articulate and interesting strumming patterns.

LDM Design Strum Roll is a welcome addition for guitarists looking for a better way to input chords into their DAW. The device makes it easy to strum up and down the strings as you would on a real guitar, and playback up to 8 chords using a single midi note for each.

This means you can easily input complex chords without having to manually transpose each note into a piano roll, and anyone can quickly find guitar chords online to copy into the device. Strum Roll also provides better articulation of playback, making it easier to achieve realistic guitar sounds in your recordings. Overall, this is a great tool for anyone looking to add some guitar parts to their productions.

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Conclusion

The Strum Roll device is a handy tool for any musician. With the guitar fretboard GUI, you can easily click to insert a note for each string. Clicking the arrow buttons on the right will then play the chord, either up or down the strings.

Using the Strum Time setting at the top will set the time delaybleton’s Strum Roll is a welcome addition for guitarists looking for a better way to input chords into their DAW. The device makes it easy to strum up and down the strings as you would on a real guitar, and play back up to eight chords using a single midi note for each.

This means you can easily Strum Roll is a welcome addition for guitarists looking for a better way to input chords into their DAW. The device makes it easy to strum up and down the strings as you would on a real guitar, and play back up to eight chords using a single midi note for each.

About LDM Devices

LDM Design is a project which started life in 2016, recreating Monome apps in Max For Live to use natively on the Launchpad Mini, which are still freely available on his website. He also created the popular glitchy multi-FX sequencer devices Manglerack and MangleFX, influenced by the legendary Illformed Glitch VST. Since then the project has expanded into making all kinds of M4L devices, always taking care in designing a clean, unique GUI. Many of his devices also show a love for introducing various degrees of chaos and probability into music production. His first release for Isotonik, the LP Pack, continued recreating and improving upon classic Monome apps and original ideas to expand the creative potential of the Novation Launchpad Mk1 and Mk2. Next, as a homage to the great Brian Eno and his creative processes, LDM then released the best-selling Chance 10 Pack, which is a selection of modules utilizing chaos and probability to affect various elements of production. There are a number of great free devices available on his website – ldmdesign.org. Chords in Key convert single MIDI notes into chords based on a set key, Gravity Delay is a fun ‘bouncing ball’ MIDI delay, and Autosputter is for live glitchy audio slicing, based on the old Instajungle VST. LDM Design continues to work on projects for Isotonik and his own website which will be available soon.

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Ignite Music Creation with Chordjam – A New Approach

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Ignite Music Creation with Chordjam A New Approach

Chordjam – The Ultimate Chord Machine

Chordjam is an innovative plugin that builds chords and progression patterns through intuitive user-guided randomization. It automatically randomizes a unique combination of parameters, serving up unpredictable but always-musical variations.

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Audiomodern’s Chordjam (Affiliate Link) allows you to easily play chords with advanced progression patterns. Great to use them with virtual instruments like Kontakt or other synthesizers. Chordjam (Affiliate Link) is an excellent tool to produce constantly new musical ideas.

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Generate Random Chords
Trigger New Chords with Every Note Played
Unique Voicing Parameters
Intelligent Sequencer Engine
Arp Mode
Chord Progression & Pattern Presets
Generate Infinite Chord Patterns & Progressions
Everything is Synced to your Host tempo
Drag MIDI Chord
Drag MIDI pattern
Pads Section for Musical Performance
Quick Load preset Section
Choose Quantization settings
Suffle & Shift Mode
Advanced Infinity Mode
Set Sequence range & Motion Settings
Set Range for Transposition, Time-Delay and Velocity
Save & Load your own patterns
Send MIDI to any Device, Software & Hardware
Advanced MIDI CC/Mapping editor
No Two Chords will Ever be the Same
Delivering limitless inspiration and musical variety

Unlike similar plugins, Chordjam (Affiliate Link) uses intuitive user-guided randomization. Bringing new elements for musical expression and delivers limitless inspiration and musical variety.

Chordjam Key Features

  • Featuring a smart Chord Generation Engine.
  • Intelligent Sequencer Generating progressions.
  • Trigger mode automatically randomizes any combination
  • Bringing new elements for musical expression
  • Cross-Platform App for Desktop & iOS devices
  • Delivers limitless inspiration and musical variety.

The included sequencer combines Sequences and Chords Creation with a modern approach. It provides multiple options to generate chord progressions using both random procedures and controllable algorithms. There is also a Robot Sequencer that generates random patterns for you, controlled by multiple parameters.

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Audiomodern created Chordjam to feed any Synth, Sampler, and anything that accepts MIDI signal both software and hardware.

Chordjam Main UI Center CMP002
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Pricing and Availability

Chordjam (Affiliate Link) is available now.

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Sinfonio by Audiophile Circuits League Ready for Pre-Order

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Unleash the power of your modular system with the Sinfonion. Not only is the Sinfonion the most complex and versatile quantizer, chord generator and arpeggiator in Eurorack format, it is also a very musical module and fun to use. It has been designed and programmed by Mathias Kettner and is produced by Audiophile Circuits League in Berlin.

The Sinfonion is designed for those musicians that do not want to be limited to creating “sound sculptures” or rhythmic grooves with their modular instruments but want all their fabulous VCOs and other voices to play together in the most musical and polyphonic way – may it be harmonic or even disharmonic on purpose. The Sinfonion comprises of three independent quantizer channels, a four-note chord generator, an arpeggiator and a complex progression sequencer in one. Thanks to a vast array of buttons and knobs placed around a sharp OLED display, it is easy to use and come up with musical ideas.

Sinfonion a control center of your modular system

With a total of 8 pitch outputs, 4 gate outputs, 11 CV inputs, and 9 gate inputs, it offers a large number of controls. Its plethora of buttons makes it an actual instrument you can play. Furthermore, the Sinfonion features an expansion port to add modules and expand functionality in the future. The three quantizer channels provide direct access to harmonic scale notes via dedicated buttons per channel (Root, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th). The buttons are made for jamming, controlling the sequences on the go. A fast processor allows quantization times below 1ms.

Chord, Sequencer & Arpeggiator

A chord section generates four pitch outputs, allowing to create four-voiced chords. It offers a lot of options directly accessible from the front panel. Thanks to dedicated knobs for pitch and spread, buttons for selecting the notes chord inversion and optional slew, you can get the chord you are looking for in no time. The arpeggiator section features 8 different patterns, dedicated knobs for pitch and range, and an array of buttons for selecting the scale notes and the pattern (Up, Down, Up/Down, Down/Up, Baroque, Octaves, Brownian, Random).

SINFONION by ACL
Arpeggiator

Eight different basic patterns
Dedicated knobs for pitch and range
Buttons for selecting scale notes
Buttons for selecting the pattern and start note

Chord Progression Sequencer
  • 16 songs with 4 parts each and 32 steps (chord changes) per part
  • Chord progression via clock, button, gate or CV
  • Sequencing of chord voicings, octave switches and scale note selections
Chord Progression Sequencer

All these sections are under control of the Chord Progression Sequencer. It is the brain of the Sinfonion and is operated easily thanks to the display. You can change the root, degree, and mode by simply turning the according to knobs. It enables the creation of 16 songs with 4 parts each, and 32 steps per part. This comprises the sequencing of chord voicings, octave switches, and scale note selections.

Chord Generator

  • Four pitch outputs to be used for four-voiced chords and other stuff
  • Dedicated knobs for pitch and spread
  • Buttons for chord inversion and optional slew (portamento)
  • Buttons for selecting interval functions for the chord, 98 different voicings

Sinfonion Features

  • 52 large buttons, 12 small buttons, 12 knobs, 32 jacks
  • An OLED display with a resolution of 128 x 64 pixels
  • 8 pitch outputs, 4 gate outputs, 11 CV inputs, 9 gate inputs
  • STM32F446 MCU running at 180 MHz
  • 8 highly accurate low jitter 16-bit DACs scaled to an output range from -2 V to +8 V
  • 16 highly accurate low jitter 16-bit ADCs covering a range from -10.24 V to +10.24 V
  • Expansion port for future expansion modules and for firmware upgrade
  • 88 built-in base scales, editable by adding and removing notes
  • 7 dedicated CV inputs
  • 4 general purpose CV inputs with 28 different assignable functions
  • 2 general purpose gate inputs with 20 different assignable functions
  • 2 general purpose gate outputs with 14 different assignable functions
  • 2 general purpose pots with 28 assignable functions
  • Harmonic Link: connect any number of Sinfonions in order to form a distributed “Super Sinfonion”
  • Bultin mixing/routing matrix for pitch inputs and outputs
  • No load/save necessary – everything is automatically saved

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