Brass arrangements with Aaron Todd

In this video Aaron Todd is demonstrating the MIDI Harmonizer. Each note of the chord that is generated by MH is routed to a different MIDI channel with a different horn sound on each channel. Aaron is also using the harmonizing function to force the notes into the right scales when playing and improvising. When the scale goes a half step up or down, Aaron is switching the harmonizer to a new scale to make sure the (rotating) notes all fit into the right scale. Nicely done!

About me

I like music, especially making music. I listen to a lot of different stuff, but I like soul, jazz and fusion music most. I like to develop and experiment with tools to make music performance and improvisation on the spot more exciting. It is fun when unexpected musical things happen during a performance!

In recent years I developed the MIDI real-time Harmonizer, a tool for generating harmonized chords when playing a solo line. Inspired by the work of saxophonist Michael Brecker, I started to develop this tool to run on Mac and PC. Brecker played the Electronic Wind Instrument and used the Oberheim Xpander synth to generate random chords from an EWI solo line. Now you can accomplish the same thing with the MIDI real-time Harmonizer driving your own favourite (plugin) synths.

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