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Motif ES - Correct Chord Sort setting to create authentic guitar downstrokes and upstrokes

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Attached is page 229 of the manual. I want to emulate guitar downstrokes and upstrokes from the keyboard. What I highlighted in yellow from the manual is confusing me. If the UP setting will sort notes in ascending order, wouldn't that be a guitar downstroke (bass notes first)? And, if the DOWN setting will sort notes in descending order, wouldn't that be a guitar upstroke? Seems to say the reverse.....

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Posted : 21/10/2021 8:48 pm
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A typical use of CHORD SORT and SEPARATE would be to turn block chords into strums… a Down stroke on a guitar for example, you would “sort” the notes so that they are read low note to high note, and you would “separate” them by 4-8 clock pulses to give the feel of a strum - one note after the other. An Up stroke would sort the notes from high note to low note and again “separate” by a few clock ticks to make the chord spray rather than hit at once.

The number of clock ticks to make a convincing up or down stroke will vary with phrasing and tempo.

Posted : 21/10/2021 9:41 pm

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