Accord Melisma

CV to MIDI Chord / Melody / Arpeggiator

Introducing the Melisma!

One thing that escapes the realm of simplicity in modular arrangements is the production of chords. Patching for chords is both expensive (in the physical dimension way and cost-wise) and time consuming. The Melisma is a multi-tiered solution to creating chords as well as accompanying melody or bass line in a very simple way, without breaking the bank.

The Melisma can emulate a concert pianist, a tech-heavy trance sequence, or ambient with a mission, the choice is yours!

This is the root selector for all chords, arps, and melodies @1V/octave. A trigger on this input will step through root progressions created by the user
This input selects chords from a list of 64 chords or up to 4 user lists. A trigger on this input will step through progression chords lists created by the user
GATE Input:
This input triggers chords to play. Length of gate determines length of all chord and arp notes.
INV Input:
This is CV control of inversion, or shift of root note over the chord notes
EXP Input:
This is CV control to expand the width of chord over the note range
This CV input controls the strum or timing of the chord played
VEL Input:
Sets the level of notes in the chords played
HOLD Input:
Holds any gates from playing chords and switches to arpeggiation if ACLK is triggered
ACLK Input:
This input triggers notes in selected chord for Arpeggiation or burst of notes
LHAND Input:
This input, when analog CV, will play chord quantized melody on different MIDI channel @1V/Octave, or when triggered will play bass notes musically compatable to the present chord also on a separate channel
CC CV Input:
This input's CV level will send a MIDI CC,PC,or pitch wheel message.(User defined)
MIDI out:
TRS MIDI output sends 2 MIDI Channels (Chord channel and Melody/Bass channel) to your synth, MIDI2CV, or DAW synths

Displays Chords with large root note for easy viewing, and scrollable "quick boxes" that act as buttons to make instant settings changes. Some of these buttons, when held, enter single level menus or lists for setting MIDI channels, chord lists, root progression lists etc.

Release date?
The Melisma is set to be available by Fall 2019. Price: Appx $200US

  • 51 mA +12V
  • 19 mA -12V
  • ? mA 5V
  • 38 mm deep

Available as an assembled Module and as a DIY project.

This Module is a prototype or in a concept phase.

submitted Sep 7th, 13:45 by Sandrine | last Change Oct 30th, 08:33 by ParanormalPatroler

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