Loopmasters has launched Ableton Chord Rack – Deep House & Jazz Chords, an exclusive Ableton Live MIDI effect rack from that has been specifically designed for House producers hunting that perfect chord sequence.
The instrument rack loads straight into your Ableton Live session and features fully mapped macros to change chord sets, add random note velocity, change the root note and add arpeggios.
Deep House & Jazz Chords provides a unique and inspiring way to quickly develop lush chords for your productions.
The Rack has been designed and created to help you play complex “jazzy” or “deep” chord progressions with ease, or play single chords across the entire keyboard range. The chords have been cherry picked for Deep House producers but will work great on any Deep and Jazzy production including Drum and Bass, House, Dub Techno and more. As this is a MIDI effect Rack you need to remember to add your own software instrument to the chain to be able to make any sound, but the live pack does include a Live set with a version of the racks pre-loaded with Ableton’s Electric (Piano) plugin to get you started.
This Live Pack utilizes 2 different Chord Racks the first being the Progressions Rack which features pre-mapped complimentary chords which can be performed by playing keys ranging from C2 – G2 on your keyboard. The first Macro control allows you to scroll through different chord sets. The Second Rack is the Single Chord Rack where one chord is mapped fully across the key range simulating the classic Roland Juno, Chord Memory function used so much in early House music. Again the First Macro will scroll through different chord options.
Both the “progressions” and “single chords” devices can be set to trigger any plugin or external hardware device of your choice. Simply load up a plugin or external instrument in your session and set the input to come from the chord device and you are off and running!
Deep House & Jazz Chords for Ableton Live Suite 9.7 or above is available for purchase for £5.95 GBP.