20th November 2012
Think. What's the worst that's going to happen?
- you don't have to use it if you think you know better
- you could even learn about some progressions you didn't know about in the first place, because a computer does not have preconceptions of "what sounds good"
- people could do this already in Atari times, it's not like it's rocket science
- people have been doing this already since the iPhone was launched, so it's not like it's unique and groundbreaking
- most importantly: if your edge was purely in learning a few obvious progressions by heart, you didn't have an edge anyway
It's like complaining about auto-beatmatching in Traktor; it's a skill that you're supposed to have anyway, and the difference between a perfect transition that's done by a human or a perfect transition done by a computer is negligible. If it was your only skill, you didn't have an edge anyway.
For those that don't know better it'll finally provide a welcome relief from the nth variation on Pachelbel. People are going to be encouraged to find more and different chord progressions rather than what they can achieve now with simple hunt-and-peck over the keyboard.
It's a net positive effect.
So you had to study 10 years, walk in the snow uphill both ways, etc. Congratulations; you have lost nothing of your abilities with this, and the feature to move -everything- including samples is useful in its own right - it offers nice avenues of experimentation.