Ula 1.1 Pitch Remapper

This simple key-scale remapper, with eight scales and transposition, fits in the Ula modular system. It picks up [channel:pitch:gate] messages from any source, remaps the pitch, and forwards the message to the Polyvoice multichannel controller on the same channel. Preset scales are major, minor, blues, and pentatonic.

Ula Pitch Remapper
Ula Pitch Remapper

Here are some tips on various ways to use pitch remapping for music.

Scales
ScaleNotes
ChromaticOutput same as input.
MajorThere are three different mappings to each of these standard scales. See Scale Variations, following.
Harmonic Minor
Melodic Minor
DorianInteresting for melodic variation on classical themes.
PhrygianRarefied sounds, especially with pitch modulation patches.
LydianOften exotic with pitch modulation patches.
MixolydianPleasing for many pitch modulation patches.
BluesPleasing for popular music compositions.
Blues PentatonicProvides harmonic sounds even with deep chords.
ReverseSwaps notes around, interesting when duplicating patterns, recording, and playing drums.
Subst Minor
Subst Major

Remapper Design

The design snoops resets to setup the lists for scale remap on system reset. To add a chord note, one could simply set this Ula module to snoop rather than receive point-to-point messages. If unfamiliar with these terms and the UIa ring methodology, please refer to the Ula 1.1 overview on this site.

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File Title: Ula 1.1 Pitch Remapper
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A simple module to remap pitches in a Max/Msp 6.1 .maxpat file. v1.1 fixes a list format issue.