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Topic: Does Anyone Actually Use K2's Akkord Guitar?

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    Does Anyone Actually Use K2's Akkord Guitar?

    I must be out of the loop. It's a massive program, but I can't make any sense out of it whatsoever.

    I'm just a piano player, and use guitar samples like Real Guitar only in "solo" mode, using my musicianship (however that may be) to play the notes I'm actually hitting on the keyboard.

    K2's Akkord doesn't seem to want me to be able to do this. Can anybody with a clue offer some insight?

    Regards,

    Michael

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    Re: Does Anyone Actually Use K2's Akkord Guitar?

    You draw the rhythmic pattern with the bars, then you hold down a chord: it automatically does the strumming for you (with up/down strokes automated, even). It doesn't do solo/noted lines, though, so your "musicianship" might have to take a back-seat to laziness for a while.

    http://www.markleford.com/music/tmp/akkord-demo.mp3

    Easy! There are lighter programs with less complicated chords, too.

    - m
    Free MFX and other plugins: http://www.TenCrazy.com/
    Markleford's music: http://www.markleford.com/music/

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    Re: Does Anyone Actually Use K2's Akkord Guitar?

    Markleford,

    You mention "You draw the rhythmic pattern with the bars, then you hold down a chord" but I still don't get it. How do you draw the rhythmic pattern with the bars? I "think" I understand about holding down the chord, but the rhythmic pattern part is just eluding me...

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    Re: Does Anyone Actually Use K2's Akkord Guitar?

    You have to open the script control panel (hit the "Script Editor" button) to see them: it looks like a little bar graph.

    But that only controls relative velocity. Unfortunately, the hard part of making a pattern is to set the "Cur_step:" and then select from the dropdown beside the "Edit Pattern ==>" label to determine which sample type it uses.

    - m
    Free MFX and other plugins: http://www.TenCrazy.com/
    Markleford's music: http://www.markleford.com/music/

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    Re: Does Anyone Actually Use K2's Akkord Guitar?

    Thanks M, the mp3 you posted is the kind of thing I've gotten out of it too.

    At least if I ever have a use for it, I'll know it's there. And in the meantime I can stop beating my head against the wall.

    Michael

  6. #6

    Re: Does Anyone Actually Use K2's Akkord Guitar?

    Nope, never touch the stuff.

    (just kidding - no I do not use it)

    Mike

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    Re: Does Anyone Actually Use K2's Akkord Guitar?

    Sounds very realistic! Too bad the process seems so convoluted.

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    Re: Does Anyone Actually Use K2's Akkord Guitar?

    Yeah, the GUI is klunky because they had to fit it within the confines of their script editor. It would've been nice if they had a "remote" mode through a MIDI plugin that sends CC/NPRN messages to it to make changes!

    - m
    Free MFX and other plugins: http://www.TenCrazy.com/
    Markleford's music: http://www.markleford.com/music/

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    Re: Does Anyone Actually Use K2's Akkord Guitar?

    It's unfortunate that the strumming rhythm is determined by means having absolutely nothing to do with traditional notation or typical sequncer conventions.

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    Re: Does Anyone Actually Use K2's Akkord Guitar?

    Try real guitar for acoustic strumming and picking

    www.musiclab.com

    Amazingly realistic and a dream for us keyboardists with little access to guitarists.

    Try manyguitar for electric guitars and bass.

    www.manystation.com

    Hope this helps. I am not affiliated with either company. Just bought and use their excellent products.

    Mike

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