A49 transpose a semitone only - shortcut? key combo?

Coflo
Coflo Member Posts: 14 Member

I looked in the manual and it doesn't appear to be an option. There MUST be a way to transpose the keys up or down a few semi-tones instead of an octave. You can control maschine 2 scales/arps all that but no easy way to just transpose a semi-tone?


Please help!

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  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Member Posts: 2,476 Expert
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    No way on the keyboard to do it the than the limited options in Scale mode, if you use a DAW you should have access to some kind of MIDI device that can do this for you. Ableton Live for instance has MIDI effects that you can use before plugins to easily shift notes by set semitone amounts so that would be the best solution.

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  • LostInFoundation
    LostInFoundation Member Posts: 4,046 Expert
    edited June 2023

    I’m not sure it is an option at all.

    I think you can achieve something similar in Scale mode, setting up a chromatic scale and using one of the modes.

    But I would find strange to have another note on the C key…it’s not like for pads ☺️


  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Member Posts: 2,476 Expert
    Answer ✓

    No way on the keyboard to do it the than the limited options in Scale mode, if you use a DAW you should have access to some kind of MIDI device that can do this for you. Ableton Live for instance has MIDI effects that you can use before plugins to easily shift notes by set semitone amounts so that would be the best solution.

  • Coflo
    Coflo Member Posts: 14 Member

    That is insane that the keyboard cannot do it. Im not sure ive ever come across a keyboard outside of the native instruments line that doesnt support semi tone transposition.

    obviously with a daw there are work arounds but in the case where ur in a live setting, your SOL i guess.


    i am using maschine + as a love DAW and can access scale mode but it doesnt seem to actually transpose the root key in chromatic mode. Am I missing something?

  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Member Posts: 2,476 Expert

    You have to open the settings for the scale and set the root note. TBH, I have never needed the ability to shift a keyboard by semitones, if needed in a project I just use a MIDI effect.

  • Coflo
    Coflo Member Posts: 14 Member

    Unfortunately setting the root note does not transpose the key bed. In a live scenario, transposition to putting the key bed into a muscle memory setting where "more comfortable" is somewhat common practice. Somewhat similar to a guitarist using a capo.

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