Show chords in text form when playing songs in Synthesia

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Post by Gregor »

Hello ! I've been doing some tests with cubase, it's about entering marker tracks showing the name of the chords that appear in the song. The resulting MIDI file I load in Synthesia, when playing it shows me at the bottom of the screen the name of the chord that belongs to the note group. In my case I find it very useful to know the placement of my left hand quickly.
Would it be possible in the future to be able to do this directly in Synthesia? (place text tags) Thank you!

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Post by jimhenry »

Would it be possible to use the chord recognition processing used in free play to label upcoming chords in the falling note display? Maybe also to add chord symbols to sheet display of MIDI files?
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Post by Nicholas »

Yes, re-using the chord library/database component from Free Play was the plan. It was initially designed for that kind of flexibility.

Alternatively, even just adding a totally manual "on screen annotation" capability for reminders or other notes like these would also go a long way toward filling this need. I'd worry the automatic version might generate too many false positives. So perhaps some hybrid system where you go to add an annotation and Synthesia notices it's near a chord, so it suggests the chord name by default?
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