Reaktor User Library - Four Chords
In this video, I’ll show you how to use Four Chords, an ensemble I designed for making simple MIDI sequences in a chosen scale and key.
While Four Chords does not expect you to understand music theory at all, you certainly can use it more effectively if you do! The basic idea was inspired by an Axis of Awesome song (also named Four Chords). The song is a comedy mashup of pop songs using the same basic I-V-vi-IV song structure.
Four Chords the ensemble does not restrict you to this chord sequence, but does contain a few simple snapshots showing it off. It outputs 4-bar sequences and you can choose a chord within the selected scale for each bar. The notes in that chords are spread out across the bar, depending on how you set the spread, offset, and repeat knobs.
I hope you guys enjoy the ensemble, and it has been designed to be easily upgraded so if you have any features you’d like to see, please let me know. Another version should be coming along in the next few weeks with additional features.