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#441002 - 11/27/17 01:31 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Smart MIDI
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I think it would be a cool idea to have MIDI tracks play chord positions based on the melody written out in the lead sheet function. This way you can be sure that the chord matches the melody to make the song fit right.
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#441010 - 11/27/17 02:34 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Smart MIDI [Re: Islansoul]
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When you say chord positions, presumably this means chord inversions.

If so, yes, this could be useful.

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#441182 - 11/28/17 06:54 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Smart MIDI [Re: Islansoul]
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If you do indeed mean chord inversions then yes this would be very nice to select any possible chord inversion both with or without a melody line.

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#441256 - 11/28/17 11:17 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Smart MIDI [Re: MarioD]
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Originally Posted By: MarioD
If you do indeed mean chord inversions then yes this would be very nice to select any possible chord inversion both with or without a melody line.

+1


Yes, I mean chord inversion particularly for melodies written in BIAB. I don't see a point in having the MIDI function working without a melody line as there would be no reference point to figure out which inversion would fit.
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#441675 - 11/30/17 06:44 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Smart MIDI [Re: Islansoul]
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Originally Posted By: Islansoul
Originally Posted By: MarioD
If you do indeed mean chord inversions then yes this would be very nice to select any possible chord inversion both with or without a melody line.

+1


Yes, I mean chord inversion particularly for melodies written in BIAB. I don't see a point in having the MIDI function working without a melody line as there would be no reference point to figure out which inversion would fit.


I do not record melodies in BiaB. I may have a melody already to go in my DAW and want to generate a chord only backing track. I also may at times want a chord progression that rises or lowers in pitch. In both of these cases I now have to bring the chord progression into my DAW and rearrange the notes to get what I want. It would be nice to do this in BiaB.
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#441720 - 11/30/17 11:13 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Smart MIDI [Re: Islansoul]
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+1.

I don't normally support ideas based on notation since I don't read or write music notation. The extended explanations about having the MIDI follow the octaves makes sense to me so I support the idea.
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#442159 - 12/02/17 02:41 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Smart MIDI [Re: Islansoul]
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MarioD

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I really LOL whenever you change your quotes. Wish I had kept a copy of all the quotes you've entered. Do you make them up or get them from somewhere?

Thanks for the smiles.
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#442168 - 12/02/17 02:59 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Smart MIDI [Re: Islansoul]
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Originally Posted By: Islansoul
This way you can be sure that the chord matches the melody to make the song fit right.


I guess you are referring to the Piano track ?
This feature would be an option and song dependent (not a global option).
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#442184 - 12/02/17 04:49 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Smart MIDI [Re: DEddy]
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MarioD

"Never question your wife's choices. You were one of them!"

I really LOL whenever you change your quotes. Wish I had kept a copy of all the quotes you've entered. Do you make them up or get them from somewhere?

Thanks for the smiles.


I get a lot of catalogs and emails from t-shirt companies; my kids like t-shirts for Christmas. Many of them have funny sayings on them. So some of those sayings end up here!

Ps - I wish I was that creative to make them up!
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#443302 - 12/07/17 08:55 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Smart MIDI [Re: John-Luke]
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Originally Posted By: John-Luke
Originally Posted By: Islansoul
This way you can be sure that the chord matches the melody to make the song fit right.


I guess you are referring to the Piano track ?
This feature would be an option and song dependent (not a global option).


No, I mean any track that plays chords.
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