Working with Harmony Improvisator

Harmony Improvisator is a programmable chorder and sequencer VST plugin which outputs chords as MIDI data or sound from an internal synthesizer. It can be controlled via MIDI input or by clicking the harmonic functions of the graphical user interface.

 

Exploring harmoniesimp-features
The first thing in the process of working with Harmony Improvisator is to click chords with the mouse which you hear immediately. Soon you will find some chords that sound interesting one after another or that fit a given melody. Constantly the plugin calculates and presents to you some harmonic suggestions to stimulate creativity. The plugin always registers the most recent chords you have tried so that you can go back easily.

Patterns
You can insert the chords of choice into the harmonic timeline to create so called patterns. These patterns are automatically saved when saving your host project and you can store patterns to external files at any time. By clicking the play button you can loop patterns synchronously to your host project and start to build a piece of music around them. You can arrange different patterns at different time positions in your project with your keyboard or with a MIDI track: Every white key corersponds to a unique pattern that you can create. Patterns can be modified in many ways: The single notes of the chords can be changed via drag and drop in the sheet music view. Also, the global voicing of a pattern can be changed for each of them via the voicing adjustment matrix. This allows to intuitively mute, shift or double the voices of the chords within a pattern.

Using Harmony Improvisator in the context of a greater project
When it comes to triggering multiple VST instruments independently within one project, Harmony Improvisator can be launched several times in parallel. Each instance's output can be routed to a different target instrument but all Harmony Improvisator instances constantly communicate so that they share the same harmonic framework and main key to build on. At any time you can also export the notes of a pattern to a MIDI file which can be imported into any sequencer software.