This Max for Live device is a modification of Ableton’s Chord device, which allows you to play chords by only pressing one key. It’s basically a mix between the Chord device and my Repitch device, thus ReChord. When you turn the pitch knobs to change the chord, or turn the toggles for each pitch on or off, this device immediately changes the chord you’re holding to the new chord. Making it a lot more modulatable. You can automate the knobs and toggles to play more dynamic moving chords with the press of one key.
The device has the same velocity scaling that Ableton’s Chord device has, allowing you to control the velocity of each pitch of the chord separately.
It has the same quantize function as Repitch, which allows you to only change to the chord on the beat division you specify. And a speed limiter which limits the speed that the chord can change.
Also there’s a Duplicate Note Filter, which will filter out duplicate note offs that can occur when using this device polyphonically. For example, if one of the pitch knobs is set to +4 and you play a C3 and an E3, and then let go of the E3 before the C3, the E3 that is held from your C3 (C3 + 4) will still hold. This makes sure your chords still hold the way you want them to when the device is played polyphonically.
This device is great at making complex music, without having to meticulous input your chord changes. Just automate or modulate them instead!
Special thanks to Nathan Turczan for the idea. He has his own MIDI plugin Scale Navigator that you shuold check out: https://www.scalenavigator.com/