I would like to amend my feature request for a chord track in Cakewalk.
Since there are powerful and reasonably priced composition and audio tools like Scaler 2 and Melodyne Essential 5x, I would submit that the primary base feature which provide the most bang for the buck would be the implementation of the Chord Track itself in Cakewalk. Resembling the Arranger Track, the Chord Track would display the chord names and/or scale names at points along the project timeline.
At the very least, MIDI data in selected tracks would "snap" to the corresponding chords / scales and audio in selected tracks would be transposed based on the root note of the chords / scales. If the "snapping" would be destructive, it would be desireable to be able to undo or reset to the original state.
One key to the successful implementation of the Cakewalk Chord Track would be the its ability to at least import chord data from tools like Scaler 2 and Melodyne, so that composition and audio analyisis features need not be present in the initial version of the Chord Track.
A Scaler 2 feature I requested to enable auditioning of chords in the Circle of Fifths tool has been implemented in the latest update.
Also, in all editions of Melodyne 5, there is the ability to extract chords by analyzing audio.
By reducing the scope of the initial effort by the Bakers, I'm hoping that the odds of implementation are more realistic.
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