Korg Workstation - Is it possible to emulate Chord Pads currently somehow
I was listening to the 15th Jan Video on youtube where John is telling about chord triggering using midi effects.
It got me thinking about how much fun users have with workstations where a combo plays drums, bass and has chord pads assigned per combo.
Is it possible to emulate that currently - I:E have the bottom 8 keys play predefined chords rather then just a note.
I could do it using a layer of midibox and instrument for each of the 8 keys but it would be cool to do this in one layer and send data to other layers maybe.
I could see in the future a sound pack where every patch contains workstation-type combos with predefined chord progressions tailored for that patch like the Kronos/M3 does.
What do you think? I think a lot of people (would be, will never be, musicians) buy workstations just to have fun with sounds. There is nothing in software that I know of that creates that type of experience. Unify is the closest I have found. Could be an interesting marketing avenue for Unify.
John was showing a free MIDI effect plug-in called Ripchord, by a developer called Trackbout, which does exactly what you're asking.
Unify includes a (built-in) simpler version called Ripchord Player, which is probably sufficient for what you need.
If you want to really go crazy, get Cthulhu by Xfer Records. It's insanely powerful, and just $39.
@getdunne Thank you for your reply and for Unify it is sooooo good.
I am going to make a patch soon to get my head around what I would like to do.
I will try just with Unify's built in functions and sounds.
I will post here when done just in case there are suggestions on optimizing the design.
Thanks again Shane.