Better than piano roll?

#1

I want to add piano to a track. Is there a better way to do it than just plotting each note in piano roll? I don’t have a keyboard interface, so I can’t just play it. Is there a plugin where I can type chord names and it will populate the piano roll automagically?

This is in Reaper, btw.

#2

I think you can use your computer keyboard to play the notes. Another option is an iPhone app that does what you want and is midi capable.

#3

I don’t have an iPhone, and I’m to lazy to learn how to play my qwerty keyboard like a piano
:smile:

I did find this:

http://www.chordspace.com/ChordSpaceindex.htm

Also, I think Reaper has a function where it will paint 4 note chords based off the root and the scale choice.

#4

[quote=“Tod, post:3, topic:6065”]I don’t have an iPhone, and I’m to lazy to learn how to play my qwerty keyboard like a piano
:smile:

I did find this:

http://www.chordspace.com/ChordSpaceindex.htm

Also, I think Reaper has a function where it will paint 4 note chords based off the root and the scale choice. [/quote]

I still don’t know crap about Reaper. All I do is make drum tracks and record my guitar. :neutral_face:

#5

I’m slowly learning. I’ve never really enjoyed the recording process. Too tedious unless you use off the shelf loops :neutral_face:

#6

Reaper is making recording easier for me. For some reason, I can now record with a mic. I had a lot of volume issues using Garage Band. When are we going to hear your new tune? :popcorn:

#7

I don’t know. I think I’m going to have to completely re-do it. There are some timing issues because I was playing and singing at the same time :neutral_face:

#8

The piano part? You can do a midi align. If you transfer the tracks to GarageBand, you can do a time align, even with vocals.

#9

I’ll just start over from scratch and play to the metronome next time. That’s probably the easiest thing to do.

#10
#11

Very cool progression. How much is this VST?

#12

$120 I was looking for something a little cheaper…like free :smile: