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.
Here are some tips on various ways to use pitch remapping for music.
|Chromatic||Output same as input.|
|Major||There are three different mappings to each of these standard scales. See Scale Variations, following.|
|Dorian||Interesting for melodic variation on classical themes.|
|Phrygian||Rarefied sounds, especially with pitch modulation patches.|
|Lydian||Often exotic with pitch modulation patches.|
|Mixolydian||Pleasing for many pitch modulation patches.|
|Blues||Pleasing for popular music compositions.|
|Blues Pentatonic||Provides harmonic sounds even with deep chords.|
|Reverse||Swaps notes around, interesting when duplicating patterns, recording, and playing drums.|
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.