I’m pushing the Chord Track to try to find out its limits. I entered 4 chords that fit within C Spanish Phrygian (the 5th mode of the Harmonic Minor scale): Cm, F#dim(7), Eb, Gm. The scale’s a bit fruity, but nothing extreme.
I enabled “Show Scales”, and Cubase offered one suggestion - C Blues 1, an 8-Note scale that’s not what I’m looking for at all.
I would expect it to be able to handle all the modes of the Harmonic Minor family since it’s the next most familiar after Major, but Cubase doesn’t seem to recognise the chords as falling within that set of modes.
Is there any way to configure Cubase so that it “understands” that I’m in a Harmonic Minor scale and can therefore interpret its modes more successfully?
(If I reduce the F#dim(7) to a standard dim it at least adds G Harmonic Minor to my options, which is close, but still the wrong mode).