Key Control allows you to play select Scales, Harmonies, or Chord Progressions up and down your keyboard without worrying about playing a note outside of the selected key or scale. This article will walk you through how to use the Key Control feature within the VIP 3.0 software.
Key Control is a new feature that has been added to the new VIP 3.0 software. This will allow you to select Scales, Harmonies, or Chord Progressions to be played up and down your keyboard without worrying about playing a bad note.
With the Key Control on, you now have the option to select 1 of 3 modes, Scales, Harmonize, and Progression mode.
By activating Scales mode, your keyboard will be transformed into a perfect scale. You will be unable to trigger any keys that do not exist on the scale that you have chosen. This is a great tool to create melodies.
By activating Harmonize Mode, you will be able to trigger entire chords by pressing one key. Much like the Scales option, only chords within the selected scale and key will be triggered.
By activating Progression mode, your keys will trigger progressions of chords as you play different keys up and down your keyboard. Like the Harmonize mode, one key will be one chord. Only one key needs to be played at a time.
The Progression mode is the only mode that allows you to set articulation to the specific chords that exist in the progression. This is not a necessary setting to adjust but may be useful if you want specific dynamics in your progressions.
Pad Mode can be activated on the Scale and harmonize screen but is usable in every mode within Key Control. You can set specific chords or notes to the pads on your Advance to be triggered by the pads.
You can now trigger scales, harmonies, and progressions from your pads!
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