- I have the instrument with selected scale, lets say C minor.
- I can insert notes straight into the pattern editor or the phrase editor. If I insert them into pattern editor, they are transposed straight away. If i insert them into the Phrase Editor they are transposed during playback based on the selected scale. Love it…
- If i record Q W E R T Y on my keyboard, the sequence will look like this: In Phrase editor it will be: C D E F G A. And in pattern editor: C D D# F G
- I prefer to insert notes into pattern editor, because i can see what notes are in scale, and then i can create a phrase from them if i want.
EVERYTHING IS GOOD SO FAR. Love the flexibility and understand that this “background transposing” inside the phrase editor can be handy. But there is one thing i don´t understand. Maybe i don´t understand music theory good enough, maybe nobody else didnt realize it yet —>
Because I´ve created phrase that contains note C D D# F G and lock it to that C Minor I can not insert E note into pattern editor and transpose that phrase by it. Somebody told me that it depends on relative scale, circle of fifths etc…
But I am not so sure about it.
Because when you select some scale that doesnt contain C (G# pentatonic minor), create a sequence in a pattern editor ( Q W E R T Y gives you B C# D# D# F#), convert it into the phrase editor and want play this phrase in the basic form you can not because C is abandoned by the selected scale so you have to change base note (to B in this case). But then i have just 5 notes * octaves for transposing and I don´t wanna turn off that scale (because of experimenting with phrases, their scales, base notes etc).
I have a feeling that the concept of straight transposing notes into the scale inside the pattern editor clashes with the transposing the phrase.
I dont have a big problem with changing base note but what stresses me is a feeling that i am limited in transposing the phrase because of the selected scale
I hope it is understandable as English is not my native language and someone will explain me my misunderstanding or we find solution together without damaging that great straight-away transposing of notes inside the pattern editor which is great for learning, lucidity and mainly writing song in a key…
There are some topics about how phrases should be inserted:
But they dont solve my problem, because notes that can be inserted would be limited by selected scale still and i am not sure it is something what you want when you inserting and transposing phrases. Maybe there should be some button that will turn-off scale function for the pattern editor? It would solve it absolutelly’
(But then it will break correct transposing of phrases? Dont know, somebody who is more musically educated must tell…)
I´ve made image showing my “problem”: