Possibility to work with chords as musical units in note clips and in the Detail Editor Panel. A Chord view of instrument and hybrid tracks would allow to:
- Use chord values in devices and modulators just like note values.
- Create chords by their name or through a friendly interface.
- Automatically detect chords in note clips, and name them.
- Render note clips using chord units that can be selected and manipulated.
The possibility to work with chords would allow a more modular and efficient workflow. It would make visibly identifying melodies easier and with e.g. basslines automatically following the main lead melody’s root note, it would permit more automation. Creating melodies would be significantly easier for users who could use a hand with music theory.
Currently, Bitwig understand only notes. Users need to bring their own knowledge of music theory to work easily with chords and harmony.
Bitwig is all about modular and automated production, so this fits right in.
Some Note FX devices produce chords out of notes or can keep different notes in key. That’s it. The piano roll has no idea about chords or scales.
e.g. Cakewalk, Ableton