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tonespace (Chorder - MIDI Plugin)

mucoder tonespace

plugin name tonespace
developer / manufacturer mucoder
price n/a
licence type freeware - free to download and use
plugin type


available formats -
available platforms Windows 32bit
plugin status Released
plugin version 1.0.150
date added 18 February 2007 at 13:40
date updated 21 February 2007 at 11:36
tonespace description
You can best think of tonespace as a different, more intuitive music keyboard, combined with a chorder.

It automatically generates chords to MIDI-out, while you move the mouse around in a grid-like space. It supports over 50 different grids, 14 scales, 18 keys, 30+ chord types and 15 chord voicings. Great for slow IDM chord pads. Or try the blues scale with your bass rythm track of choice for some sweet jamming.

Can also be used as a fun educational tool for anybody wishing to learn about scales, keys and chords.

Technically tonespace is a midi VSTi plug-in (Windows-only currently). When you play, it generates midi output. This output you can then feed into another instrument capable of turning midi into sound, like a synth plug-in. Or you could record the chord progressions you played to a midi track.

Note that you need a host application that is capable of routing VSTi midi output to synths. It has been tested with Ableton Live 5, Cubase LE/3SX, Sonar 6, EnergyXT and Fruity Loops Studio 6. If you don’t own one of those, a great little host is SAVIHost. Please see the web link below for more information on using tonespace with a host.

Tonespace can also handle incoming midi. This midi input is displayed on the tonespace grid, which is useful for analyzing harmonic content of a piece. The midi input can also be used to trigger chords for you. Or it can guide you visually to interesting locations in the space while you play live.

Tonespace is written in a mixture of C++ and C#, so the .NET 2.0 runtime is needed as well.

Currently tonespace has been tested with:

Ableton Live 5.2
Steinberg Cubase LE
Steinberg Cubase SX 3
Fruity Loops Studio 6
Sonar 6

tonespace idea based on Harmony Space (c) 1987 - 2006 Simon Holland


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