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Spacecraft key

Hi all, if I use Zoa (or any sequencer for that matter) to trigger synth notes in a certain key, and then use spacecraft as an FX to capture that audio, how do I keep the audio in the same key whilst using the arpeggiator in Spacecraft?
Yes I have rtfm and I can’t figure it out

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  • edited July 3

    You can't. Spacecraft doesn't know about the pitches contained in the audio material so transposing the audio will always shift notes by the same amount, regardless of their scale.

    A workaround could be to always use the same pitch in incoming audio and always leave the transposition to Spacecraft.

    A less precise workaround could be to use an autotune effect that detects pitches and pushes them back on scale.

  • I like this last idea, would never have thought of that!

    @rs2000 said:
    You can't. Spacecraft doesn't know about the pitches contained in the audio material so transposing the audio will always shift notes by the same amount, regardless of their scale.

    A workaround could be to always use the same pitch in incoming audio and always leave the transposition to Spacecraft.

    A less precise workaround could be to use an autotune effect that detects pitches and pushes them back on scale.

  • @Gavinski said:
    I like this last idea, would never have thought of that!

    @rs2000 said:
    You can't. Spacecraft doesn't know about the pitches contained in the audio material so transposing the audio will always shift notes by the same amount, regardless of their scale.

    A workaround could be to always use the same pitch in incoming audio and always leave the transposition to Spacecraft.

    A less precise workaround could be to use an autotune effect that detects pitches and pushes them back on scale.

    Who knows, you may end up with a new kind of sound 😃

  • @rs2000 said:
    You can't. Spacecraft doesn't know about the pitches contained in the audio material so transposing the audio will always shift notes by the same amount, regardless of their scale

    A workaround could be to always use the same pitch in incoming audio and always leave the transposition to Spacecraft.

    Thanks @rs2000 - yes I figured that was the case but thought I’d ask ….
    So if I want everything in F# Major Pentatonic (which I do) , I would record the incoming audio in that key, and then what?

    Thanks again!

  • Or do you mean I have to transpose to F# Maj pent in spacecraft, which involves figuring out which key to record in to begin with ? @rs2000

  • @Kashi said:
    Or do you mean I have to transpose to F# Maj pent in spacecraft, which involves figuring out which key to record in to begin with ? @rs2000

    I think you will need to experiment where to put the auto tune. You might need it both before and after.

  • @Kashi said:
    Or do you mean I have to transpose to F# Maj pent in spacecraft, which involves figuring out which key to record in to begin with ? @rs2000

    The problem with transposing a melody is that transposition will most likely destroy the scale. You might want to draw a little chart to see which notes still end up on the original scale after the intended transpositions in Spacecraft's arp.

  • @rs2000 said:

    @Kashi said:
    Or do you mean I have to transpose to F# Maj pent in spacecraft, which involves figuring out which key to record in to begin with ? @rs2000

    The problem with transposing a melody is that transposition will most likely destroy the scale. You might want to draw a little chart to see which notes still end up on the original scale after the intended transpositions in Spacecraft's arp.

    Yes will try this. Thanks again!

  • @Kashi said:

    @rs2000 said:
    You can't. Spacecraft doesn't know about the pitches contained in the audio material so transposing the audio will always shift notes by the same amount, regardless of their scale

    A workaround could be to always use the same pitch in incoming audio and always leave the transposition to Spacecraft.

    Thanks @rs2000 - yes I figured that was the case but thought I’d ask ….
    So if I want everything in F# Major Pentatonic (which I do) , I would record the incoming audio in that key, and then what?

    Thanks again!

    What he mainly meant was, just feed it an F# note

    Then use the spacecraft sequencer to make your tune, but set the scale to major pentatonic

  • @Gavinski said:

    What he mainly meant was, just feed it an F# note

    Then use the spacecraft sequencer to make your tune, but set the scale to major pentatonic

    Gotcha. Thanks buddy

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