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Old 20th September 2019
Gear Nut

Nobody really mentioned this, but if you ever get into producing other people, melodyne studio becomes an amazing tool. You can see a guitar player’s chord voicing and then write additional midi for virtual instruments based around it. For 800 bucks you suddenly have the music theory in front of you.

Figuring out what scales to use off of a set of chord changes is always fun, it becomes a game of seeing what you have and what works with it. Then you can layer anything on top of it.

This is obviously no replacement for say, a college educated composer, but it will be a real life saver if you can’t phone up your songwriter and bug them with theory questions.

I’ve always thought that doing that makes me seem not too pro anyways, so melodyne is a key ingredient.