We are very excited to share this new feature with you. It is called 'Interval- & Chord-Stacking' and it basically allows you to create static and fully customizable chord triggerings.
So when pressing a single note this will cause multiple notes on AutoTonic's all-linear INPUT keyboard to be triggered, which then will result in a particular transposing, of course. So the signal chain internally within AutoTonic will be:
INPUT Port(s) → x/o-Modifier → INPUT Keyboard (visual) → MODAL Transposing → OUTPUT Keyboard (visual) → OUTPUT Port(s)
This feature does not directly affect any of AutoTonic's modal transposing or such, but has only to do with what the actual triggering for the transposing will be.
This new x/o-modifier can be found in the center of the application, right above the INPUT keyboard and by default, when no other stacking is set, the modifier will display a small grey „x“ ...
... and as soon as you click on it and change the existing default pattern the glyphs will turn blue, indicating that a 'stacking' is active.
You can also copy & paste these patterns but only „x“ and „o“ chars will be allowed. New changes have to be applied by using TAB or ENTER. As soon as the app gets restarted the pattern will be set back to its default state „x“.
Annot. 2018-03-02 with v1.8+ it's now possible to store x/o-patterns permanently (also into the Database) by „locking their associated Scale-Modifier“ … which means the LOCK switch has to be 'active' to not make the app forget the x/o setting a Header uses.
- Can be used completely MODAL
- Create your own, custom patterns
- Supports Poly- and Channel-Aftertouch
- maximum of 52 x/o-chars allowed
- „x“ is always the default state
As this new interval stacking feature can be seen also as 'parallel triggering', that causes multiple notes to be played simultaneously (when pressing only a single key) this can be eg, especially useful to memorize and reproduce chord patterns. Here are a few scenarios reproducing the most common fingerings (you can also copy and paste the x/o-patterns right from here into AutoTonic) ...
xoxox = triad chord root position
xoxoox = triad chord 1st inversion
xooxox = triad chord 2nd inversion
xoxoxox = seventh chord root position
xoxoxx = seventh chord 1st inversion
xoxxox = seventh chord 2nd inversion
xxoxox = seventh chord 3rd inversion
Pitch Correction: Note, if you want to trigger the actual root note itself, instead one of the inversion intervals, you can also use AutoTonic's „INPUT Anchors“ to offset your input action correctly:
... but -as always- creativity is your only limitation, and you could of course also use your own (even more lengthy) x and o patterns ...
xoxoxoxooxxooxox for example :)