Chord FX or Column

I am a bit lazy and find writing chords tedious :slight_smile: How about a Chord FX Column or Command, that let’s you specify the Chord (min,maj,maj7,etc) and let’s you additionally input strumming delay options (up,down,random,) and velocity ramps (ramp up from left to right, right to left, random)?

You can make your chords with the phrase editor and save them as presets for quick use.

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Great idea!

True, but then you can’t use phrase as sequences then, since it’s not possible to use phrases within phrases.
Also you have to go into the phrase editor again, load the phrase, know which phrase number corresponds to what chord etc. sure it works, but in this case it might just be more usefull to enter them manually anyway.

Great Tool for entering chords.

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Thanks! I’m using this at the moment, but it’s always taking focus away from the editor window, so you always have to refocus und doesn’t offer strumming. I would just would find creating chords or chord inversions based on a base/bass note fun via an fx command, you could for example write a melody line and than duplicate the pattern and then quickly harmonize the melody or even create an Arp (with the arp fx) by simply typing in a few characters. But maybe this feature would not be puristic enough for Renoise.

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I recommend Chordz , a free Vsti
https://www.codefn42.com/chordz/
All codenf42 plugins are worth having a look.

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-Axy - Set arpeggio, x/y = first/second note offset in semitones. Using 0 for x or y will use the original note.

There is an Arpeggio effect, though it will only work on Sample instruments.

+1 on your original idea. It would be neat to have the Chord functionality baked in.

+1 The codenf42 plugins are pretty nifty.

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You can use this:
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Integrated tool with MIDI mapping support. Build the chords you want. You can even play and record them on different tracks at the same time!

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Thanks for all the tips :slight_smile: I already use Cthulhu, the king of all Chord and Arp plugs, it’s by the guy who developed serum, I suggest you check it out.

Still I would find it great if this was something that was natively available as a FX Command that could be used in combination with the already available Arp command.

Since the FX Command column now has 4 digits, one could be the chord, the second the inversion, the third a strumming option and the forth a velocity ramp option, or maybe strumming and velocity could be one, if using 4 digits is a problem.

helltrack, good idea. I would second this and propose that an option be added (in addition/as an extension, to this suggestion by helltrack, with a possibility to switch it off or on, replaying the entire pattern so tracks of interest can be solo-ed out) where, when one enters the FX Command or accompanying values to that command, the notes on the row being edited are replayed using the new values (mainly serving as an audio feedback to editing when the playback of the pattern is stopped). If that makes sense.

That’s not a general solution. Chord voicing is not only a matter of inversion. There are open and close chords, drop2 et c.

I really liked the solution in comebacktracker, where the arp effect just triggers simultaneous voices whenever it’s a sample (or phrase in this case). Drawback is that max value is 0xf, and three voices only. But I wouldn’t mind that feature in Renoise.

True, maybe if you want the command to be able to build beyond ninth chords and have the option to build all inversions and spread it to an open chord, than it’s not possible. But even if it would “only” go to 7th chords there would still be space left in the inversion digit to have options for chord spreading or doubling the bass root note at least.