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Confused about Make Chords (harmonizer?) feature

Postby Shere Kaan » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:31 am

I'm trying to take a melody I have in a midi track and get some chords recommendations from Cubase 7 using its Make Chords feature. According to this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EVuMf9OOZU
I should be able to right click on a midi part and select "Make Chords" and then Cubase should create a new chords track with a selection of "possibly" compatible chords to choose from. When I do this though, I only get a blank chords track. I'm doing something wrong?
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Re: Confused about Make Chords (harmonizer?) feature

Postby N8 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:40 am

Doesn't work thatta way.
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Re: Confused about Make Chords (harmonizer?) feature

Postby Shere Kaan » Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:54 am

Ok. Thanks for the reply. Can you add some more to your response? Is Make Chords only supposed to work with audio instead of midi or something?
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Re: Confused about Make Chords (harmonizer?) feature

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Re: Confused about Make Chords (harmonizer?) feature

Postby Shere Kaan » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:23 am

Shere Kaan wrote:Ok. Thanks for the reply. Can you add some more to your response? Is Make Chords only supposed to work with audio instead of midi or something?


I watched that video the other night and the feature works great. But I'm trying to figure out what event type I can right click on in the sequencer such that Cubase will generate it's own chords.
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Re: Confused about Make Chords (harmonizer?) feature

Postby SteveInChicago » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:29 am

Really, this is a case where you should rtfm.
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Re: Confused about Make Chords (harmonizer?) feature

Postby Shere Kaan » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:39 am

Actually, I had read this section before but I guess I misunderstood it. How I interpreted was, it would generate chords from a single line of notes. The intended use is actually just to show you what the name of the chords are in a section that has actual midi chords.

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Thanks Steve for the kind advice!
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Re: Confused about Make Chords (harmonizer?) feature

Postby SteveInChicago » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:41 am

Yeah, re-reading increases comprehension! ;)
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Re: Confused about Make Chords (harmonizer?) feature

Postby Shere Kaan » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:44 am

I still wish it would make chords for me, hahaha. Chord Assistant works well tho.
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