AutoTonic has released AutoTonicPlayer, a FREE plugin-like modal note transposer that can be used as a sandwich processor in combination with any MIDI keyboard.
The AutoTonic Player is a FREE plugin-like modal note transposer that can be used as a sandwich processor in combination with any MIDI keyboard. It digitally reinterprets the way how the traditional piano layout works, transforming any keyboard’s black keys into real-time toggles that are capable of loading new mappings to the white keys instantly.
Overall AutoTonic can be described as having a touch of being a whole ‘new instrument‘ than any other note pitch correction tool that you might already had on your screen before. You somehow also could think of it in terms of a ‘digital harp’, that allows of an all-linear note layout, which also even can be retuned in realtime by simple key switches – positioned at the closest possible point to your playing fingers: your keyboard’s black keys.
- Full & unlimited modal transposing experience
- Countless of scale/tonic combinations feasible
- No authorization required, no time restrictions
AutoTonic’s underlying key mapping method allows of true linear modal transposing which can be considered as a breaktrough in the world of music theory, allowing mappings with any count of intervals per octave.
A total of 24,576 possible tonic/scale combinations are feasible and that’s not just quite a lot of scales – that’s all of them!
Every single combination that might exist in western tonal music, which is based on twelve interval steps.
Example: Ionian = xoxoxxoxoxox, Man Gong Scale = xooxoxooxoxo, Custom/Undocumented Scale = xoxooxoxoooo
The tones and scales you can mix and choose from in this version are fixed and the scales are labeled by eyecatching emojis. This layout is a personal selection from Clemens Slama, founder of AutoTonic and potential changes to this scene (or the function to import certain database files) are planned for upcoming free ‘AutoTonic Player’ updates. Also make sure to check out the ‘purple diamond‘ scale, which is one of his highly recommended favorites to use in combination with bass sounds!
Creating AutoTonic as a standalone application – instead of making it a certain proprietary plugin format (as it is common with audio processing plugins) – was a dedicated decision and provides the benefits of maximum compatibility in combination with any hardware device or software application, host, DAW, etc, on Win or Mac.
To set up AutoTonic you have to select your hardware device’s MIDI port in the INPUT section within AutoTonic and then send the transposed OUTPUT signal to a virtual port*, where you grab it from within your sound generating host application later. Make sure the virtual port is your only MIDI signal source within your sound generating host application, otherwise you might receive an awful note doubling.[box type=”info” align=”” class=”” width=””]*Virtual MIDI ports can be created on Mac within the Audio-MIDI-Setup utility app (look up „create IAC port“) and on PC by the use of certain 3rd party solutions (look up „windows virtual MIDI driver“) that can be found for free on the internet. Make sure to first set up your ports and connect your devices, in order to have them show up properly.[/box]
Overall this free application offers you countless possibilities for what you can do with it, even though it might require quite a little efforts for the initial setup. But it still should be quite feasible for everyone who considers himself being a sound engineer and those who really want ‘next-gen stuff’ to happen!
AutoTonic is absolutely free of charge and the best way to find out what it does is to give it a try.
More Details: AutoTonic Player
The AutoTonic Player version was released as AutoTonic’s entry for the famous, international KVR Developer Challenge 2016. If you like it, please make sure to not forget to vote for it until December 18th 2016 here: https://www.kvraudio.com/kvr-developer-challenge/2016/#dc16-12733