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Old 27th March 2012
 
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I stumbled upon this article on their site that for me personally was helpful in clearing some of the misconceptions regarding a tool like this:

Liquid Notes - A New Workflow: Enabling creativity and turning chaos into order

Liquid Notes will help you with your creative workflow in completely new ways, apart from the rather technical workflow of getting the production together you're already used to.

Think of the usual creative workflow: It's not a straightforward process. You only start with a few chunks of musical data first, which can easily be handled in Liquid Notes only. Then, after transferring the files to your DAW, you start using virtual instruments and step by step keep expanding your piece by adding different new elements.

Maybe you'll only need Liquid Notes to help you with a harmonic progression completely out of rhythm in the beginning, which you'll then re-import into the DAW and do all the musical fine tuning there. Switch back to your regular composition workflow and at some time get fresh ideas using Liquid Notes again, expanding its functions over the now broader arrangement.

Liquid Notes is all about expanding creativity and associated processes without limiting them, technically and cognitively. It might be very different from the apps you're used to working with. It's not simplicistic and not broken down to a few basic elements for everyone to easily do some neat tricks which will wear out after a while.

It allows you to access a vast reservoir of knowledge in music theory. Creativity is born from chaos. Gradually chaos turns into order.

Liquid Notes will support exactly that, helping you condense and concentrate your composition from the "white sheet of paper" all the way through to the final result. The more intricate a piece is getting, the more sophisticated changes of the entire arrangement Liquid Notes will allow: only a few abstract (yet sophisticated) ideas in the beginning, a lot of intelligence towards the final production.

You incorporate the program into your regular workflow as often as necessary. Use it only on certain limited segments of a piece or apply it to everything. Ideally it will "dynamize" your composition and production workflow.

It is possible to import a completed piece into Liquid Notes and then reharmonize the entire arrangement, without restrictions in length.

Or you can use it at any stage of a production workflow, bring harmonic variation to monotonous segments, draft interesting chord patterns from only the most basic starting material (like a simple series of C Major chords), create melodies perfectly fitting the respective harmonic context, improvise polyphonic lines in real time, etc.

Liquid Notes to harmony/composing is what mastering tools are to stereo audio files. It simply improves what you are already doing.