Old 11-08-2018, 02:26 PM   #1
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Default ChordGun (tool for inserting chords and scale notes)

This tool fires scale chords and notes into a composition, either by sequencing through the MIDI Editor or recording directly into Media Items.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CqVYcN3VAw

You can install it using ReaPack
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Old 11-08-2018, 03:22 PM   #2
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Very nice! Thank you!
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Old 11-08-2018, 03:42 PM   #3
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Great thanks!!
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:54 PM   #4
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Very cool ! Thanks a lot
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Old 11-09-2018, 03:26 AM   #7
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Holy macaroni!

This is incredible!

Many thanks for your great work.
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Old 03-21-2019, 01:04 PM   #8
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This tool fires scale chords and notes into a composition, either by sequencing through the MIDI Editor or recording directly into Media Items.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CqVYcN3VAw

You can install it using ReaPack
I seem to be too blind - where can I find the ReaPack repo to install it?
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Old 03-21-2019, 01:23 PM   #9
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I seem to be too blind - where can I find the ReaPack repo to install it?
its in reateam. Chances are you already have it
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Old 03-21-2019, 02:13 PM   #10
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its in reateam. Chances are you already have it
got it :-)

thank you
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Old 03-22-2019, 07:51 AM   #11
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The thing I like about Chordgun the most is its associated actions.

I just discovered that there are Chord Type increment and decrement actions.
I find these to be very useful when testing out different flavors of chords.

2 things I ask, if possible:

- That the resulting chords created stay in the current octave
- And for velocity (either the notes use the previous average velocity, or the individual velocities (high to low notes), or a combination of both).

These would be soooo useful to me.

My quick workflow:
1) I create a very simple melody (snapped to scale).
2) I turn the notes into triads.
3) ---> From here I'd like to use your scripts to iterate through chord flavors.


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Edit... my bad..

I just took a closer look.
These chord types do not acknowledge the snap to scale settings in my midi browser.
I guess it just starts off with maybe a C Major or something (maybe from if I would've been using the Chordgun tool itself).

If it isn't feasible to make maybe a separate set of scripts that do the same but from one who is using the MIDI editor alone
would be nice. It would have to acknowledge the chosen scale and chord that is highlighted.
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Old 04-21-2019, 12:28 AM   #12
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Pandabot, how did you name notes in the piano roll by the scale degrees (like shown in the video)?
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Old 04-21-2019, 02:27 AM   #13
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Is there a way to audition chords without inserting?
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Old 04-21-2019, 09:05 AM   #14
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lovely tool panda... I wonder if it can be tweaked to work with Inline MIDI Editor in reaper?

Seems to have no affect there at all
I don't think this is possible, api access into the Inline MIDI Editor is very limited. But even if it was possible I'm not going to do it.


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This is fantastic, thank you!!!!

Can you give us the ability to change the font? The current font is a little hard to read on my Windows 10 machine. Also, can you give us the ability to scale the size of Chord gun? I have a very large touch screen in front of me and it would be really nice to be able to up the resolution of Chord Gun to full screen 2k.
No unfortunately what you see is the best possible choice, that's the default font. If you select a different font then it comes out really blurry, I think there is something wrong with the way Reaper API handles fonts or maybe it's related to mac retina compatibility.

The windowing capability of the Reaper API is very limited, so all the elements are a static size. To make sizes dynamic would be a lot of work, it's not something I'm going to do.


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Pandabot, how did you name notes in the piano roll by the scale degrees (like shown in the video)?
I have this code running

https://github.com/benjohnson2001/Re...eNoteNames.lua


It listens for the midi editor to open, then grabs the ChordGun values and updates the note names appropriately. It's not fit for public consumption though, has all sorts of custom stuff coupled into it. An interested person should be able to extract it and package it up though, that would be nice.


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Is there a way to audition chords without inserting?
Yeah it will audition chords without inserting if the midi editor is closed. If the midi editor is opened then it thinks you want to insert. I went back and forth on if it should be shift-click or not but decided to keep it simple and not use modifiers.

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Old 04-21-2019, 01:32 PM   #15
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I have this code running

https://github.com/benjohnson2001/Re...eNoteNames.lua


It listens for the midi editor to open, then grabs the ChordGun values and updates the note names appropriately. It's not fit for public consumption though, has all sorts of custom stuff coupled into it. An interested person should be able to extract it and package it up though, that would be nice.
Thanks! I'll have a look at it.
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Old 03-21-2019, 01:40 PM   #16
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This tool fires scale chords and notes into a composition, either by sequencing through the MIDI Editor or recording directly into Media Items.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CqVYcN3VAw

You can install it using ReaPack
This is fantastic, thank you!!!!

Can you give us the ability to change the font? The current font is a little hard to read on my Windows 10 machine. Also, can you give us the ability to scale the size of Chord gun? I have a very large touch screen in front of me and it would be really nice to be able to up the resolution of Chord Gun to full screen 2k.
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Old 05-04-2019, 11:13 AM   #17
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Thanks a bunch for sharing this amazing script!
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Old 05-04-2019, 03:05 PM   #18
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I've almost got a perfect layout for Chordgun going with ReaperWRB 2. Not quite mouse free but pretty nice.

This is the only MIDI thing I know of that works from Web Remotes.

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Old 05-06-2019, 07:31 AM   #19
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For anyone that hasn't jumped into using Chordgun yet, I've just published a tutorial



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_cqFfeOQYo
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Old 05-08-2019, 04:57 PM   #20
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If you are interested in another way to do this, you might have a look at Lokasenna's Theory Helper
(https://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=185358). It uses the scales from a .reascale file.
Just go to the Chord section. click to listen, shift-click to insert.
Click the scale name to pick a different one.
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Old 06-13-2019, 03:55 AM   #21
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I have no chordgun script installed with reaper.
I don't find it.
I don't find the download.
I don't know how to install it.

Can anyone help me please?

OK, I found it after installing REAPACK.
Need no more help :-)

thanx
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