Thanks for the update Followed the procedure but a Folder named Synth must be included in order to make the Bass and Chord working or I get a Synth not found, not a real problem as long as I know it needs it.
I believe this is the same as A chord mode for audio samples, declined because of technical limitations.
Many thanks for 1.4
Do you plan to update the manual with the new features and when?
I am not sure how to name to folders to use Chords&Bass fill properly…
Yeah we’ll get the manual updated this week, will have detailed instructions on this. But while you wait, the steps are similar with the following requirements:
Chord tracks populate 4 tracks
they are 64 steps long so be sure to turn that on before populating
if you select 5th track you can have a chord and bass combo
the kit MUST have a Synth and Bass folder
with names “Synth” and “Bass”
Exactly the details I needed, thank you !!
Video on Piano Roll. To clear up some confusion - The tracks are still monophonic but the Piano roll works with Multiple tracks Polyphonically.
I think a few of the kits don’t have a synth folder. Lofi for instance. I was super confused. Does it just need synth in the name like with the other folders?
Yes, you are correct. I’ll update the change log but it does require a “synth” folder for chords and not all factory packs have one. Every pack should have “bass” though, which is what the bass fills will draw from.
Hm, I updated to 1.4. and now using the fill-tool there are absolutely no more genre-templates - is this the way it should be? I hope note …
Did you do the following steps? You need to delete the exsiting folder and copy the new one.
yes I did. Problem was I copied “the new one” and not “the new ones” (which were inside the new one, if you catch my drift
Anyway, works now.
Great update with this one guys, it’s got me wanting my Play back, abit of sellers remorse has crept and I think another Play is on the cards here!
Whens the sample slicing feature coming too?
Good point, I’ll clarify that in the instructions. Even if you have all the old beat fills in a folder that look exactly the same, you have to load the new ones to work on MIDI.
Hi ! Yep, that’s true, the samples polyphony being of 8. However the MIDI polyphony is much higher because you can have chords on a single button/step/track. What would be awesome : if only one track is selected in MIDI mode, “valid chords” (= the ones that can be selected with the knob) could be “drawn” in piano roll mode and detected and thus sequenced in the single button/step/track.
(even more advanced : if two tracks are selected in piano roll mode, a main chord could be detected + another note outside of the recognized chords list ; and it would then take 2 steps)
I definitely have to open a wish for this !
Really enjoy the 1.4 update. Sorta highlight how i used to make melodies before so really like the Piano roll visuals to help plan chords.
Is there a Roadmap to see what’s coming for 1.5?
No roadmap to share yet, it will be a couple months before we have news to share on the next Play update.
For future readers, new release and the discussion continues there: