Hi, I can reproduce this… It used to work but it seems it doesn’t anymore. Even with a simple chord like a C major (no matter how long it is), if I drag and drop a midi event or the right click method, nothing happens.
I’m on win10, latest cubase 12 version
The only exception when it works is if the midi event came from the chord track or chord pad in the first place…
It also works fine if I render to audio and drag the audio instead…
It actually depends on the settings you choose for create chords from MIDI. In my case it “works” when you activate “Detect Arpeggios”. But IMHO the detection is not really good compared to what GuitarPro offers. The detection often produces odd, off-beat chord events which is really not satisfying.
In my current workflow I export the notes as MIDI and let GuitarPro do the scale detection. Sad, but that produces better results.
In order for Cubase to detect a Chord it needs to identify 3 or more Notes that are in the Chord. If they are all playing at once, like with block chords, that’s easy enough. But if the Notes are not all playing simultaneously then it won’t be detected as a Chord unless the “Detect Arpeggios” option is selected. When this is selected, chord detection is based on which Notes are playing simultaneously plus potentially any adjacent Notes.
The problem with single Notes in this context is that their role is intrinsically ambiguous. It could be a Note in the preceding Chord, the following Chord, both, or even a passing tone that belongs to neither. Depending on what you assume the Note’s role is, you might end up with different Chord Names. Personally when I don’t agree with the automated identification it’s easy enough to manually change it.
Christ… you’re right, this is what happens when I try to troubleshoot something after a full day of QA at work hahahaha. I feel stupid, this is a ‘‘powerchord’’ and not a C major per se.
But … I’ve tried to do this with a bunch of different chords in a bunch of different projects… same results every time UNLESS the midi event has a chord already tagged on it (dragged from chord pad or chord track event)
In cubase 11, it sort of works but it’s super finicky. I’ll drag a midi event that covers an entire song and it’ll catch one chord only, for example.
What I find really weird is that it works fine with audio.
Thanks for the prompts responses folks, I appreciate it! Happy Friday
I know you are. But the fact of something being used or not doesn’t affect the theory behind it.
That’s not to say a feature couldn’t be added for such an exception, but it would be an outlier, and would not need chord track analysis or voicing functions.
I wanted to add as well, this could be conceived as a customization in the Customized Chord preferences pane, but even that would be an “island” concept – a lone structure unrelated to the rest of the chord system.
In my view, the problem is the general limitation in the way the system operates. There are other chord spellings which are also not available. So I hope you understand where I’m coming from with my comments about this.
I would like to be able to create any possible, even idiosyncratic, chord spellings using the Chord Track, but this is only possible in the Score Editor’s manual chord symbol display feature (the old, original one).
Agreed. I think I talked about this as well in another thread… I don’t remember when.
I think no 3 chords were discussed there. I don’t think you can enter no 3 chords on the Chord Track, right? (11no3 might be the more common one.)