Knobula has released Chord Pilot which they say introduces a whole new take on the task of chord creation and performance offering 192 chord memories, a strummer, an arpeggiator and an 8 step chord progression sequencer, all in one compact 12hp package.
Jason Mayo, founder of Knobula, told us, "We've thrown away the music theory rule book and instead offer a module that encourages the curious mind to discover alternative musical pathways, whether for generative patches or for EDM riffs. The fundamental principle behind Chord Pilot is that of an imaginary pair of hands that can be manipulated into various finger positions which are then used to play notes on a virtual keyboard. The end result is stacks of unusual chords and arpeggios that are otherwise impossible to describe in traditional chord notation and even harder to play with human hands."
Here's more details direct from Knobula...
To generate a new chord, Chord Pilot uses a series of controls that alter the width and spread of 'fingers' over a virtual keyboard before conforming them into a variety of musical moods from the pure and harmonious to the terrifying and cacaphonic.
Like all Knobula products we have designed Chord Pilot primarily with performance in mind, to inpsire by experimentation, to lose yourself in the moment, and to occassionaly generate impossibly hard to play super chords.
With the ability to store and transfer chords in sets of eight, Chord Pilot makes a great companion module for Poly Cinematic, but it is equally at home serving any poly synth with a midi input.
Discover Chord Pilot, your guide, navigator and explorer to a whole new universe of musical harmony, and beyond.
Chord Pilot features:
- 192 Chord memories
- Note Strumming
- Multi-mode arpeggiator
- Circular Chord Progressions
- Internal and external Clock/Gate Input
- Remotely select preset buttons over CV
- Midi In and Out
- 12 HP
Pricing and Availability:
Chord Pilot is scheduled to begin shipping in January for £320 (UK), $399 (US) and €399 (EU).
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