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BasBear / Bas de Beer 1yr+3mo ago
Does anyone know or Cubase can recognise chords in an audio backingtrack? SO I have an audio track and I want Cubase to make me a chord track, can that be done at all? And if yes: HOW!


   

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phraser   commented 1yr+1mo ago


Look up Gregg Ondo- he is an online Steinberg Guru on all things Cubase. Here is a link to him on his Cubase Workshop. His Workshop videos are also indexed to show specific answers to the regular questions. https://youtu.be/BUuPl-yO3oQ

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BasBear   commented 1yr+1mo ago


I asked him the other day, he is a cubase guru indeed, those streams sessions are great. as for now only for monofhonic audio files, not complete tracks. The developers are aware of the demand, maybe next version...

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phraser   commented 1yr+1mo ago


Good Feedback :)

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BasBear   commented 1yr+1mo ago


Thanks for your tip, was a good one!

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Harpline   commented 1yr+1mo ago


Melodyne

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BasBear   commented 1yr+1mo ago


Does Melodyne also export to midi?

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SeaRad   commented 2mo+3dy ago


Melodyne Studio 5 does export polyphonic to MIDI. And it shows the cord structure. I have tested it with a MIDI piano mixed down to wav and then had Melodyne analyze the wav and it successfully created the MIDI data from it.

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BasBear   commented 2mo+3dy ago


Wow, they do improve things more and more. Cubase 12 does the same thing now. You can drag an audio file into the chord track and it starts figuring out the chords and the key the song is in.

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BasBear   commented 8mo+16dy ago


Cubase 12 DOES!

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Harpline   commented 2mo+3dy ago


You might want to check out Scaler as well.

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BasBear   commented 2mo+2dy ago


I saw a video on scaled 2 the other day. It's interesting for sure, if you're into songwriting its a very good tool!

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Mozartemis   commented 2mo+2dy ago


In Cubase 12, create a chord track. Drag and drop your audio clip from your audio track onto your chord track. It should detect the chords from there. Since you're already aware of Cubase's youtube channel, check out this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lemA2PVJUsE Go to 2:55:00. (It's a 4-hr video which is why I'm pointing you to the specific time.) You'll see him doing this exact thing. :-)

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BasBear   commented 2mo+2dy ago


Thanks, I upgraded to Cubase 12 for this reason and it works welll for me! At the time I started this post 12 wasn't released yet. In fact this was one of the reasons I did the upgrade. Scaler 2 does an amazing job but I don't want to spend more money because 12 works for me quitter well. It gives me a basic idea of the chords and the key I should play in and this is enough for for now. Thanks again for putting this out though, more people might benefit reading this.

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Mozartemis   commented 2mo+2dy ago


Awesome, Basbear. Yep, I upgraded for similar reasons and am very happy. This is a beast of a program and I'm always learning new things!

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BasBear   commented 2mo+2dy ago


It's almost endless haha! For now i mostly used the audio parts but there is a lot to discover in the midi yet for me! I upgraded from Adobe audition to Cubase 11 and took a leap of about 20 years ahead haha

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SeaRad   commented 2mo+2dy ago


Thanks for the info. I didn't know about that feature. I probably know less than 5% of the features of Cubase 12. I have been using Cubase on and off since version 1.0 in the early 90's. So much has changed for the better.

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Mozartemis   commented 2mo+2dy ago


I was a Cakewalk user for decades and loved it. I finally made the Cubase leap about 5 years ago. It was a steep learning curve (more like a vertical line than a curve!) but it was worth it.

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phraser   commented 2 months ago


:)