As music-makers, we can spend hours plugging away at our keys or sifting through MIDI files for an interesting chord progression. Once found, the right combinations catalyze the creative process, set the mood of a whole piece, and loop on in the memory long after the first listen. But even with musical training, inspiration doesn’t come easy – and sometimes, we just settle for the first idea that comes to us.
In his latest tutorial, Seed to Stage shows you how to build a randomized MIDI Effect Rack to play surprising new chord progressions to the beat and key of your track. Learn how he uses the scale function in Live’s MIDI clips for easy edits, transpositions and more.
Try a different way of generating chord progressions using Follow Actions, with this One Thing episode from Kingzquest.