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FR: Add alternative chord voicings (inversions) to Chord Track (like Cubase)

+85 votes
asked Jul 6, 2019 in MIDI Editing by IanM5 (1,220 points)

As the title says, please consider adding a feature to the chord track so we can choose alternate voicings (inversions) for each chord instance. Cubase 10 does this. The screenshot below shows the Cubase options for a C chord - no less than 12 different voicings! This greatly adds to the musical options available to us without adding too much complexity.

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+3 votes
answered Jul 11, 2020 by Lukas Ruschitzka (254,860 points)
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+2 votes
answered Oct 28, 2019 by manutekmixcollectors (990 points)
Yes, great improvments requested for chords progression tool
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answered Jul 5, 2020 by robertgray3 (42,190 points)
Yes but for the love of God please do something to make it look cleaner than that awful cluttered dropdown menu. C1|C3|G3|E4 is about the least readable form of musical notation I've ever seen :D

Personally I would prefer a gallery view that shows it in icons of either notation or a mini-piano roll representation as those would allow you to better conceptualize the width of the voicing.
+3 votes
answered Aug 18, 2020 by yoelbreuer (590 points)
Please presonus add this to the next studio one update. It's the only reason I'm STILL starting my projects in Cubase because the more intelligent chord track. Also add the feature to drag and drop the chord track to create midi parts with the chord. It's amazing! Please add this so I could drop Cubase.
+3 votes
answered Sep 6, 2020 by audiodacious (430 points)
Just spent 1/2 hour trying to make inversions work on the chord track,  really this would be so useful as a method to quickly make chord charts for a song after it's been recorded live.
+1 vote
answered Oct 2, 2022 by jackiegu (330 points)
Yes! It would also be nice to have custom voicing preset, so we can dive in and save our favourate voicings, and use them during composition and arranging. Many spread voicing for horn/string arranging is actually pretty repetitive, this would speed up the workflow very well.