Available for download, Re-Compose's I2C8 is a tool for generating chord sequences. Use it if you're unfamiliar with harmonic progressions. Conversely, if you are fluent in music theory, you can use I2C8 as a way to experiment on a more systematic level, using the software as an idea generator.
The simple pattern language employed by Re-Compose allows the algorithms to analyze an initial chord and create a whole sequence after it, one that you can control in the highly interactive, shape-based GUI. The screen will display a triangle, a square, a circle, and other geometric shapes, and you can drag these around to tweak the chord progressions if you want to. You can also change the duration of a chord progression, the key, and the probability of out-of-key chords generated.
This tool is compatible with Mac and Windows platforms. It operates in VST and AU format as a MIDI effect plug-in.
Key Features at a Glance
- GUI offers pattern definition area for chords
- Powered by Re-Compose's music intelligence algorithms for chord sequence generation
- No use of preloaded chord banks
- Individually adjust MIDI velocity and generated-chord muting
- Simplified piano roll display to show the generated MIDI sequence
- Set the duration of generated chords, one at a time
- Pitch control to define the average register of the generated chord sequences
- Off-key selector to set the probability of out-of-key chords generated
- Set the number of notes per chord
- Manually edit of any of the generated chords
- Lock chords to prevent them from being altered when you make changes to the progression
- Manually trigger chords via your computer's keyboard, an external MIDI keyboard, or via MIDI sequence
- Drag and drop exports of single chords to place generated sequences directly into your DAW
- Preset data automatically saved in DAW session
- Run multiple instances of the plug-in