About Midi Melodies
Midi Melodies are Akai Pro MPC and Midi Formatted 16 Pad Chord Progressions. These are 16 Chords which are laid out in a musical progression where each pad is a single chord and forms part of a harmonious musical piece.
Essentially, it's a song with just the chords, giving you the chance to craft your own music easily from a solid starting point, enabling you to focus on rhythm, groove and vibes rather than worrying about musical theory or making chords yourself.
These progressions contain complex and interesting chords with character and emotion, rather than just basic triads. The perfect way to get started making music, and Jam Different.
Explore Music Made Using Midi Melodies:
Midi Melodies: 002 French Touch Demo Tracks:
The Last Reunion : French Touch
The Noise Ratio
Time's Passing : French Touch
The Noise Ratio
Visceral : French Touch
The Noise Ratio
Midi Chord MPC Progression File specifically designed for the MPC series and also MPC Software.
Vol 002 MPC French Touch is a Chord Progression influenced by the early French Electro producers in the golden 80's. However, the secret sauce and the versatility is in how you perform, sequence and riff out these MPC MIDI MELODIES.
Midi Melodies - 002_Gm_French.progression
Midi Melodies - 002_Gm_FrenchTouch.mid
Midi Melodies Vol 001 Philly Disco - Chords and Key.pdf
Midi Melodies End User License.pdf
Midi Melodies Info and Installation.pdf
French, Electronic, Disco, Pop, Euro Disco, Dance, Electro, Funk, Chill Out, Deep House, Disco, EDM, Garage House, Jazz, New Beat, Rave, Riddim, Reggaeton, RnB, Soul, Trance, Tropical House
Groovy, Disco, Eurodance, Club Hits, Paradise, Cool, Sould Train
Akai MPC Series, MPC Live, MPC X, MPC Live 1, MPC Live 2, MPC 1, MPC Touch, Midi
1.5 MB Zipped
Midi Melodies Vol: 002 French Touch - Genre Jam
A jam on the MPC X using French Touch which shows you the versatility of what one Midi Melodies Chord progression can create.
Music Made with Midi Melodies Vol: 002 French Touch:
Echo Park - Visceral Echo Park bring that disco house vibes to with funky slap basses, choppy guitar rhythms and brass stabs morphed with modern vocal elements, fx and house beats! This track has been created using Midi Melodies Volume: 002 French Touch.
Benadrill - The Last Reunion Benadrill brings a bass heavy breakbeat track combining mix of deep tonal bass drops and womps with gorgeous chords and expertly designed vocal elements with grooving drums riddims. This track has been created using Midi Melodies Volume: 002 French Touch.
Here you will find tutorial videos on how to use the 'Midi Melodies' Progressions:
Midi Melodies - MPC Live Progressions Tutorial - "The Basics" A tutorial covering the basics of the 'Midi Melodies' progressions showing where to find them on your MPC to use them with plug in tracks and arpeggiators.
Midi Melodies - Midi Keyboard Mapping A tutorial showing you how to use any midi keyboard and map it to the FREE Akai software called MPC Beats Software so you can trigger the pads using a midi keyboard.
It's just that easy! Immediate Music Making! Midi Melodies are available to anyone, whether you own an MPC or not! So even if you just own any midi keyboard, pad controller or even just your computer keyboard, you are able to Jam out using 'Midi Melodies' and get creating. You don't even need to own a DAW or purchase any software, so even if you just want to get into music making or get your kids into music production, 'Midi Melodies' is the immediate music making tool for both the beginner and the professional, inspiring anyone and everyone to get hands-on with the music that they're making so we can all.. Jam Different!
Here is a table showing the compatibility for Midi Melodies Progressions:
Here you will find information on the compatibility of the 'Midi Melodies' Progressions for the Akai MPC hardware and also for the Akai MPC software. There is a FREE Akai software called MPC Beats Software, which anyone can download, and a version you can purchase called MPC Software 2. Both can be used as their own beat making software on MAC or PC if you do not own any hardware MPC, and they can be used within any current DAW as a plug in, so whether you're just beginning or if you want to bring 'Midi Melodies' into your current workflow, 'Midi Melodies' are available to everyone.. Jam Different!
Nuts & Bolts Tutorial - MPC Live Progressions Install In this video, we show you how to install progressions on your MPC Live. This is also applicable to the MPC X, MPC One, and MPC Studio.
Nuts & Bolts Tutorial - MPC Beats Progressions Install In this video, we show you how you can set up Midi Melodies progressions on the COMPLETELY FREE software MPC Beats, making Midi Melodies progressions available to anyone.
Install quickly and get Jamming Immediately! All ‘Midi Melodies’ Progressions once dropped into the progressions folder, will appear in your Progressions menu on the MPC hardware and software. They will automatically create their own folder called ‘Midi Melodies’ which is where you will find all the ‘Midi Melodies’ Progressions you have purchased. This allows you to flick between the progressions and find the vibe you are looking for.. Jam Different!
Here you will find Tips & Tricks on how you can get creative with the Midi Melodies Progressions:
About the 16 pads:
'Midi Melodies' are Akai Pro MPC formatted and Midi formatted 16 Pad Chord Progressions. These are 16 Chords which are laid out in a musical progression. Each pad is a single chord and forms part of a harmonious musical piece. Essentially, it's a song with just the chords, giving you the chance to craft your own music easily from a solid starting point, enabling you to focus on rhythm, groove, and vibes rather than worrying about theory and making chords yourself. These progressions are mostly complex and interesting chords with character and emotion, rather than just basic triads.
All of the 'Midi Melodies' are Akai Pro MPC formatted, downloadable immediately ready to use, based on chord combos which dial into a rich style, and genre specific, 16 Pads per Progression.. each unlocks a potential hit making vibe from the get go!
Production Tips & Tricks:
Velocities: When using the chords, be aware that full velocities will sound sonically very different from half velocities. So a high velocity, hitting the pads hard, will often sound more aggressive, louder and brighter, whereas a lower velocity, hitting the pads softly, can create a less bright and warmer and quieter sound. Many hardware and software synths have velocity sensitive features that enable you to create expression and a more human feel of playing an instrument. 'Midi Melodies' are velocity sensitive so you can create the feel you want in whichever synth you want. There are also expressive features in synthesizers such as: filters, envelopes, shapers and so on, the options are endless. Get exploring!
Monophonic: Using a monophonic synth sound such as a lead or bass means that only one note out of the chord will play, this means you can jam out Leads, Basslines, Melodies and Riffs as well as Chords. We have also put the key in each name of the 'Midi Melodies' Progressions, so you can use the Notes function on the MPC software and hardware to keep anything you playing in key with the chord progression, so you can focus on the musical story your telling, rather than having to search for the right notes.
Mother Ducker Input: You can use this AKAI plug in on your beats, this will give your drums the space to be punchy and not distort your music, whilst allowing your musical progressions, bass-line, vocals and other elements to sit comfortably. At higher thresholds, this can give you a pumping, side chain effect that can sound awesome.
Kordbot: Add the notes from the PDF into your Kordbot for extra musical options, when you are in creative mode.
MPC Arp Mode: The MPC has a very awesome Arpeggiator, which has many special menus with cool features, presets and edit-ability. As soon as you have loaded up your Midi Melodies progression, you can enable arp mode. Press the Note Repeat button, click arp in the bottom right of the screen, which will put it into the Arp mode menu, then enable it, happy days. Then you can also easily cycle through all the Arp Actions from the classic Arps, to Note Repeat, Rhythm and Pattern for endless possibilities.
Midi Melodies Vol: 001 Philly Disco - Neo Soul Demo A short walkthrough of a Neo Soul beat on the MPC Live using 'Midi Melodies: 001 Philly Disco'.
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