Compose EDM Chord Progression with One Note (Premium Download)
Without going to deep into music theory. A very popular EDM chord voicing type actually comes from Jazz. It’s a basic technique where we play the root note of the chord and the major/minor interval an octave higher.
If you don’t know music theory you can still use this technique. I’ve made a rack that does all of this and more in one MIDI rack.
To start using the rack:
1. Load any sound to an Empty MIDI Track
2. Load the Minor or Major EDM Chord Voicing Rack.
3. Start hitting notes!
This is a great rack for quickly coming up with great sounding progressions and melodies that can work in many styles.
Voicing Type – Switch Between open, closed and inverted voicing
Power 5th – Adds the 5th interval to every chord
9th Color – Adds the 9th interval to every chord
Scale Key – Choose the key signature of the progression
Melody On/Off – Turn on the melody generator
Melody Octave – How many octaves above the chords the melody will play
Melody Choices – How many melody choices the melody generator can choose from
Side Brain – special knob that turn on an arpeggiator to repeat each note twice.
In Ableton Live you can use the Info View (CMD+? or CNTRL+?) to get more info on each Macro Next, I’ll post a video about recording all the MIDI data to a new MIDI track so you can see and record every note the EDM chord voicing rack is playing.
1. Unzip the downloaded file
2. Double click on the downloaded files to open it up in Ableton Live
3. Click on the Save button at the top right corner of each device
Ableton Live 9 or higher
Recording MIDI from the Racks
When using this racks you will only have to play one note at a time and you won’t see what notes are actually coming out of the rack. I got a lot of comments and emails asking how to record all the MIDI notes the rack is creating. Here is a short video tutorial. Let me know if you have any more questions