Chord MIDI Effect; Make Quick Chord Progressions

It can be difficult trying to come up with new melodies or chord changes from scratch, especially if you have little to no music theory experience. Fortunately, we can use shortcuts for creating new melodies using a variety of Live’s tools.

Live’s Chord Effect (see MIDI Effects folder) allows for easy, one-note playing of complex chords. The artist 8bitbandit has taken things a step further with Holy Scale, a custom MIDI Effect Rack, which allows for custom chord progressions in multiple keys. Download Holy Scale HERE, load it onto a track, set the desired key, and determine what chord each note will play for instant fun results…

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