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Features Explained: How to correct an instrumental track with Liquid Notes

Align the tonality of a new instrumental track with the harmonic movement of an existing arrangement with Liquid Notes.

Our intelligent music production tool has a great many features that assist you when composing, writing a song, editing and/or correcting a piece.

Learn more in this article about how to (a) tonally merge an entire track or a track segment from another piece with a different harmonic environment to the existing arrangement, or (b) correct wrong notes or melody lines (monophonic or polyphonic) of an instrumental track to align them with the harmonic movement of the existing arrangement.


Getting ready for instrumental track correction

Here are four simple steps to get going with the correction of an instrumental track in Liquid Notes within a minute:

  1. In your sequencer, import the new track and align it with the arrangement or produce a new track.

  2. Export the entire arrangement as a MIDI file and import it to Liquid Notes (for further information, please refer to the user manual).

  3. From the Settings menu, select Force Harmony or Force Melody to adjust the behavior of the note correction. (Force Melody means that the notes of a polyphonic area are not necessarily moved to chord notes. They will be corrected only if they do not fit into the new scale or the new chord. This correction is not based on chord notes. Force Harmony always shifts notes of monophonic passages to chord notes. This feature can be used for arpeggios, for example. Such passages would otherwise be treated like a melody.)

  4. Double-click on all controllers of the respective chord regions covering the song segment you want to correct.

That is it - correction of an instrumental track in Liquid Notes is really that easy!


Double-clicking the controller for improved harmonic output

Liquid Notes has yet another helpful feature that allows you to reharmonize chords and their respective melody and bass lines after the initial analysis and reharmonization process. This can be accomplished by simply double-clicking the controller of a given chord region.

There are numerous occasions where this can be very helpful:

Suppose you have imported a piece into Liquid Notes and changed one of its chords by sliding its corresponding controller. After listening to the result you decide that you are happy with the chosen chord but not so content with its structure. Simply double-click the respective controller and Liquid Notes will instantly re-analyse and reharmonize this chord.

When Liquid Notes changes a chord it tends to look for the smallest distance between the original chord notes and the new chord notes. This means that double-clicking the controller of a chord does not guarantee a new structure, but after a couple of double-clicks its likeliness definitely grows. This applies not only to chords but to every track (harmony, melody, bass) playing at the same time.

Double-click the controller of a respective chord and Liquid Notes will re-analyse and reharmonize your melody tracks, your bass tracks and your harmony tracks all at the same time.

This way you can merge melody lines and bass lines to harmony structures of totally different pieces, or you can correct melody lines and bass lines that just don’t seem to fit the underlying chords of your piece.

Do you have a melody line, a bass line or a chord sequence and are you disappointed with how it sounds? Double-click the controller and listen to the difference!

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