ChordPotion 2 – Breathe New Life Into Your Boring MIDI Patterns


Lately, there’s no shortage of tools that make life easier for composers and producers. We’ve recently featured Scaler 2 (see our Scaler 2 review) and today we’re happy to tell you about ChordPotion 2.

ChordPotion is a MIDI sequencer and effect plug-in (VST + AU) created by FeelYourSound (make sure you check out their SunDog too).

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ChordPotion is a composition and performance tool. It can turn any chord progression into new riffs and melodies instantly.

The basic concept is simple: You play your chords in your DAW, send them to ChordPotion, and ChordPotion generates new notes for you that are played on your favorite synth. You can also export the generated notes as standard MIDI files and edit them later on.

The plug-in contains four parallel sequencers. You can create and edit your own sequences from scratch or load one of the many factory patterns to build your own chord transformers.

This video shows ChordPotion in action and explains the user interface:

New features in ChordPotion 2

* Randomize single steps with “step effects”. You can randomize step types, note triggers, octave pitches, strum, velocity, note hold.
* Higher range of octave pitches for single steps: -2, -1, 0, +1, +2 (right-click to change the pitch down an octave).
* Drag and drop steps in the step sequencer.
* Visualization of played notes in the MIDI recorder area.
* Copy and paste buttons for edited patterns.
* New FX action: Remove step effects.
* New FX action: Remove velocity changes.
* New FX action for Chords row: Make it MultiPlay (three different versions). More info: https://feelyoursound.com/chordpotion-manual/#multiplay
* New global FX action: Pick only one melody row.
* New “Tripletize” algorithm.
* Additional patterns for the three Melody rows.
* Click on a label to do a reset of the corresponding value.
* Wording change: “Melody 1”, “Melody 2”, “Melody 3” instead of “Top”, “Bass”, “Extra”.
* 21 new factory presets.

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You can expand ChordPotion with preset packages to cover even more playing styles. For ChordPotion 2, FeelYourSound teamed up with game composer Denis Comtesse to create three free new preset packs:

Price and Availability

Normal price: 45 EUR / $49. ChordPotion 2 is a free update for all ChordPotion 1 users.

Celebration deal: Enter the code “Celebration” at the checkout page to get 10% off. Save up to 20% with special bundle prices that are available here. The offers are valid until 2020/07/09.

There’s also a demo version for ChordPotion that you can download here.

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