mpEchoChord is a tool designed to facilitate the creation and interpretation of harmonies. It is a midi effect created in MaxforLive, which combines two of the devices included in the lessons of Ableton Live (M4L.md.05.MIDIChord and M4L.md.08.MIDIEcho) with some interesting parameters and elements added.
Allows you to generate up to 4-voice chords, you can enable or disable with the switches M (Mute) to the output of each voice.
This device has 2 modes:
- CHORD: assemble a chord from each incoming note.
- ECHOCHORD : assemble a chord from each incoming note but with some delay, by way of reply.
TRANSP 1,2,3,4: select each interval in semitones to generate the chord root. Save it in the Presets box (shift + click) where you can store up to 36 chords. At the top of Transp have a menu where you can select the chord inversion. Both the Presets box and the menu Inversion have switches R (random) generating random changes.
OCTAVE: shift all notes up or down in octaves.
SPREAD: spreads the notes over you keyboard in semitones (pitch 1&2 down, pitch 3&4 up).
DELAY: delay the output of the chord. In mode Sync is inactive.
DURATION: determine the duration of all notes.
VOLCHORD determine the chord volume.
ALL NOTES OFF: stop all held notes.
SYNC/TIME: adjust the delay time to the song tempo. Select Time for manual adjustment is more suitable for solo performances.
PITCH SCALE: select a tonic and a mode for a functional harmony.
How was MAX used?
[ Max MIDI Effect ] Written in Ableton Live v8.2.1 - Max v5.1.4