Introducing the Auto Chord Mode

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deckeregoDeckerEgo 05/07/2023 at 21:060 Comments

A new mode has been added! What was previously considered to be the "harmony" mode has been split into two: the "triad mode" and the "autochord" mode.

The auto chord mode binds an entire chord to a single key, allowing you to easily navigate through a progress. However, taking some inspiration from the Omnichord System 2, you can press adjacent keys to play the minor and 7th chords. Using a combination of keys you can also play augmented, diminished, major 7th, and minor 7th chords.

This allows you to play arpeggiated chords easily in "triad" mode, but also play variations of the chords within a progression using autochords.