Having trouble creating the perfect chord sequence? Aren’t you passionate about music theory to know which notes will sound good with others? Well, we know your torment. WA Production has been a monster in the plugin world over the past few months. This plugin allows you to easily create tunes in FL Studio 12, Ableton, Logic Pro, Cubase or any other DAW.
With things like Pumper, Helper, The King and ComBear, we know exactly what the manufacturers need, and exactly how to do it. We believe that we have extracted GOLD with this new plugin and we can’t wait to tell you about it, so be prepared. We already mentioned the effort to create stunning chord progressions, and what if there was an amazing tool that could do this for you with the click of a button?
We present you InstaChord! A plugin that allows you to play chords and chord progressions in a very simple way. InstaChord comes with features such as:
• A long list of common chords to choose from (maj, min, sus, etc.)
• ALL chords come with different voicing.
• 24 fretting keys to set and choose chords.
• 24 picking keys to set and play chords.
• Hit the chords with only ONE key or play their notes separately.
• Transpose all the chords up or down at once.
• Customize mapping for fretting and picking keys.
Chords and their progression as a whole are a very important part in all genres of music, especially EDM. EDM contains the most dynamic range of chords and elements than most genres. Therefore, we understand that it is very important to have a catchy and rhythmic chord.
InstaChord makes it easy to create catchy chords, basically doing it for you, but letting you 100% customize how chords will play, which notes will be progressed, at what speed and in what octave. Below are some of the features that InstaChord offers:
Although chords on keyboards and guitars are voiced somewhat differently due to the tuning of the string and their structure, InstaChord includes various modes for sounding chords, and at some point both keyboard and guitar modes are available.
InstaChord has one amazing feature: if the key of a track changes, you can use the transpose buttons to move all chords up or down. Another amazing thing: you can also get around this process if your goal is to play in the usual way. InstaChord also offers an amazing variety of presets.
2 different keyboards: InstaChord comes with an amazing keyboard, which is 2 different types of keyboards. We included them for a number of reasons, but the main one is that you need to know the difference between the note or notes that you are currently playing either on the MIDI keyboard or on the computer keyboard and the chords and actions that InstaChord gives thanks to your settings. Basically this is the difference: one thing is the physical notes that you play, and another is the chords and actions that you set for InstaChord.
Change modes: InstaChord comes with an amazing toolbar at the top of the plugin. In this section you can do some awesome tricks to make some things a little more unique. For example, you can transpose an entire octave up or down. You can adjust the “Hold”, “Pick” or “Fret” modes, you can change the MIDI mode between processing or bypass.
Chord A and Chord B sections: InstaChord has two chord sections: Chord A and Chord B. Both of these sections have 12 keys that allow you to change the main note, key, chord, harmony and octave within each key. This can be activated by playing a specific key. Both Chord sections have different ranges, for example, the chords of section A range from C3-B3 and section B contains C4-B4.
Key Slide: InstaChord has an amazing ability to quickly play chords. There are 12 menu settings for each chord group, and they are arranged from bottom to top © (B), like the piano roll of your host. Each set has 4 menus and can be used to tune chords.
Here is the list of details:
- A: Chord Root (C, C #, etc.)
- B: Chord Mode (Major, Minor, etc.)
- C: Chord Voicing. Here you can select a voicing mode for chords. These modes have the same notes but in slightly different orders.
- D: Chord Octave.
- E: Use the LED switch to select the chord by mouse.
InstaChord is about to change the world of creating chords. A simple layout and detailed settings for each progression will speed up the process of recording your track, but at the same time allow you to add your own corporate creative.
Action Section: The Picks A and Picks B sections display the keys of the selected octave (C5-B5 and C6-B6). Same as Chords A and Chords B, however in these sections you can choose how you would like the chords you set in the Chords A and Chords B sections to play. You have options, such as Strum Up or Down, Fast or Slow, Only Some Notes, etc. After you edit this section, you can press the Chords Key and Pick Key, and you will get a chord with the selected progression .
Sort keys: InstaChord also has the ability to sort keys. Here you can set the action for the selected keys. Like a chord group, these menus are ordered from the bottom up, representing an octave for each specific selected group:
- Hit: Plays all the notes of the chord at once. You can choose any combination of the 6 notes of the chord.
- Strum: These actions will strum the chords up or down with different speeds and any combination of the six notes.
- Bass: Plays the root note of the chord but one octave lower than the reset.
- 1st, 6th Notes: These keys play individual notes of the chord. Depending on the voicing mode they may have different values but the first note is usually the root. You can see the notes on the keyboard and display panel.
- Octave – / +: Use these keys to shift the octave up or down using MIDI notes.
- Transpose – / +: Use these keys to transpose the chords up or down.
- All Notes OFF: It does what it says, sends an off message for all of the notes.
InstaChord has some other minor and somewhat hidden features, such as:
- Transpose: Use these buttons to shift all the chords up or down. This is extremely handy when you want to transpose the current chord progression to another key!
- C1: Note names may vary from one host to another. For example, FL Studio names MIDI Note # 0, C (0), and Logic Pro names it C (-2). Use this parameter to match the names on the plug-in with your DAW and eliminate the confusion.
- Menu: You can SAVE or LOAD presets and access the “About Page”. InstaChord comes with a crazy amount of presets already, so if you can create your own you have a ton to choose from. You can also switch to the “About Page” by clicking on the InstaChord Logo.
- Output Keyboard and Display Panel: Here you can see the current chord and its notes. These notes are painted blue on the keyboard too, they turn green while playing. You can also use the mouse to play.
AND MANY other functions that you can check in InstaChord and its Guide.
InstaChord can be used in DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) such as Ableton, FL Studio, Logic Pro X, Cubase and many others! The WA Production team is very happy to release this beast to the masses of beginners or professional producers around the world. We are sure that you will want to accept and use this innovative and incredible method of MIDI processing!