MIDI real-time Harmonizer version 2 released

I'm proud to announce that version 2 of the MIDI real-time Harmonizer software is available. I had a lot of fun with the MIDI Harmonizer the last couple of months. I think it's a great tool for improvising since you can have the MIDI Harmonizer generate unexpected harmonic additions to your solo, while at the same time you can restrict the harmonics to sound within key/scale and influence this in real-time as you play. An interesting way of inside/outside harmonic playing.

 

I made a demonstration video of the MIDI Harmonizer version 2. In this video I explain how the MIDI Harmonizer is working. From 7:00 and further, you see a live demo of the MIDI Harmonizer. Note that the live video image is lagging behind a bit to the actual audio. In the MIDI Harmonizer window you can see what's going on while I play a demo tune. I bypass the harmonizer now and then, and also use key switches in the lower part of the keyboard to switch to the right key/scale while I play the solo line.

Go to the downloads menu to have a look at all of it's features and/or buy a copy of the MIDI real-time Harmonizer V2.

About me

I like music, especially making music. I listen to a lot of different stuff, but I like soul, jazz and fusion music most. I like to develop and experiment with tools to make music performance and improvisation on the spot more exciting. It is fun when unexpected musical things happen during a performance!

In recent years I developed the MIDI real-time Harmonizer, a tool for generating harmonized chords when playing a solo line. Inspired by the work of saxophonist Michael Brecker, I started to develop this tool to run on Mac and PC. Brecker played the Electronic Wind Instrument and used the Oberheim Xpander synth to generate random chords from an EWI solo line. Now you can accomplish the same thing with the MIDI real-time Harmonizer driving your own favourite (plugin) synths.

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