So, after consulting the documentation and reviewing things. i get the basic ideas, however I’m seeing what might be a bug, perhaps an error in my Cubase – not sure. The Screen shot will help with this question.
- Create Chord Track
Simple I-vi-ii-V progression, in D, (D, B Minor, F# Minor, A7). One Chord per Measure.
- Create Instrument Track (HSSE E. Piano)
- Create Transpose Track with Transpositions that would result in the same progression. (0.-3, 2, 7)
- Set Root Key to D
- Drag D Major Chord to Instrument Track and Duplicate to Fill the Loop (same chord, all measures)
5.1. Instrument Track, Inspector, Chords: Set to “Follow” Chords and Sales. Chords analyzed.
Essentially like Map to Chord Track. This seem to work reasonably well, a few odd inversions popped up, but I’d call the results successful and interesting. While “Map to Chord Track” works just as well, in theory, It would be great to be able to move a chord up and down some number of semi-tones, change the chord quality and have it all lock in. Not sure if my Cubase is working right, and/or not sure if Cubase can do that?
5.2 Instrument Track Empty, no chords. Chord Track set to the Instrument Track only.
Cubase was missing the transpositions and playing incorrect chords. If I put the cursor right before the chord and started playback there, then the correct chord was played. If I play it in a loop, it get the change wrong – rather than playing F#Minor, it Plays DMinor (see screen shot)
Anyways, I found some additional data in the OM. “'Show Transpositions” – didn’t know that was there.
Transpose sounds great on paper, but if Cubase won’t play the changes correctly, then I’m better off mapping from the chord track or playing/editing parts per normal. Transpose Track seems to do a very nice job on Audio Loops and Samples. The MIDI side is where I’m seeing some issues.
Thanks for the help with this.