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The Chord Player provides
a chordal accompaniment to a single melodic line. The chords can
be strummed or arppegiated, up or down. Create melodies with accompaniment
or generate strange effects by playing more than one note at a time.
Major, Minor, Major 7th, Minor 7th, Dominant 7th, Major 9th, Minor
7th + 9th, and Major 7th + 9th chords can be generated.
Mouse over the buttons, LEDs, and potentiometer to see what they do.
HOW DO I...
...SELECT A CHORD
The chord type is selected with the appropriate key.
Available chords types are: MAJOR, Major 7th (MAJ 7),
Dominant 7th (DOM 7), Major 9th (MAJ 9), MINOR,
Minor 7th (MIN 7), Minor 7th+9th (MIN79), and
Major 7th+9th (MAJ79).
...SIMULATE A GUITAR STRUM OR PIANO ARPEGGIO?
The time between each note in the chord can be set
using the STRUM fader. A minimum setting simulates
a piano chord (all notes are played simultaneously); a
maximum setting simulates a slow guitar strum. Notes
play from the lowest (root) note of the chord to the
There is a special strum mode available when the STRUM
value is between 16-31. In this range, the downward
strum occurs with the received Note On message. When,
the key is released, an upward strum is generated at a
velocity slightly less than the downward strum. This
upward strum is played in half the selected STRUM time.
When the upward strum is finished, the chord is
immediately turned off.
...PLAY CHORDS USING THIS PLAYER?
The chord begins playing when a root note message is
received. The CHORD and STRUM settings are displayed
in the LCD.
All non-note messages are merged with any generated note messages
(e.g. controllers, timing clock, etc.)
...SET MY MASTER CONTROLLER FOR PROPER OPERATION?
This device should be controlled using a monophonic (one note
at a time) controller or technique. It is not meant for polyphonic
input except for special effect purposes.
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|xxxxxxxxxx mmm |
"minor", "dominant 7",
"major 7", "minor 7+9",
"minor 7", "major 7+9", or
"major 9", mmm=0-255
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