From what I have noticed, this does not seem possible. One way to be sure is to wait for the pattern to save (someone said this happens every so often), take the batteries out, put them back in, and see if the progression is still there. But I feel like I did this and it didn’t save.
Welp that’s a bummer. FX don’t seem to be writable either, so I guess chords are in the same category as that.
If what you’re asking is “can each pattern I create have its own dedicated chord” - then sadly no - each pattern (bar) has 1 chord. So what you need to do is chain the patterns and then also chain the entire chord progression for the song.
If what you’re asking is “can each pattern I create have its own dedicated chord” - then sadly no - each pattern (bar) has 1 chord. So what you need to do is chain the patterns and then also chain the entire chord progression for the song.CB
Yes that’s what I was asking. Maybe I’m thinking about the PO in the wrong way. Because the PO comes preloaded with multiple patterns that are like different “songs” that don’t seem to be related at all, I sort of was thinking of each pattern as a “song”.
Well ok - but a single song with 16 very different patterns would be “trying too hard” in my book!
Huh, really interesting to hear your workflow.
I bought a notebook, so i could jot down my song structures on the Arcade. helps working out which patterns and chords go where. Low tech!
So you’ve a number of options:
Cool, that all makes sense, thanks!
We should have an ask CB corner .
Inhouse arrangement advice courtesy of @cloudburst
Ha ha. The down-side is that I’m not much good at it. So I’d probably treat my advice with a fair bit of caution!
You are good buddy.You know your song styles.
I kinda wish the PO-20 had a global transpose feature. I’m getting a little bored with using the exact same chord set every time… that said I do have a Boss RPS-10 so could probably do a crude transpose with that
I’d prefer to see it implemented differently:
- firstly have a sound (or sounds) which allows all the individual notes to be altered by a semitone (a la PO-16) - this feature would be great on the Robot too
- then allow the user to choose 3 or 4 notes to form a chord and assign this chord to one of the keys to be used with the chord function to create a progression
However, on the other hand, this increases flexibility and reduces the PO limitations which a lot of folk find help threm be creative