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Open chords in palettes?


In the progression editors I can hit shift+arrow down a couple times to make Synfire do open chord voicing and you get a little red arrow pointing down or up.


Is there any way to do this in the chord palette?


I've tried but it doesn't seem to work.


Edit: While I'm asking, you can hit 1,2,3,4,5 to get inversions, but is there a way to make inversions stick in the palettes?


As it is, as soon as I click on another chord and go back to the one I inverted my changes are gone.

Mon, 2013-05-20 - 21:38 Permalink

This is again one of the sometimes unwanted side effects of an extremely dynamic environment. A palette is showing harmonic contexts, rather than a physical voicing of a chord.

The latter is a result of the sequence of chords played and the instrument's pitch ranges and other parameters. This ensures that you can immediately play any palette with any instrument and sound timbre (pitch range).

The only way to preserve a particular voicing currently is to edit it in an arrangement, because it keeps all parameters together persistently.

Tue, 2013-05-21 - 08:47 Permalink

Alright thanks.


I guess I can just drag all the chords I'm trying out into a progression and voice them there, then click around on them until I get the progression and voicing I'm after, and then delete the ones I didn't use and arrange them how I want to progression to go.