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Major & Minor Arpeggio
Patterns in 4/4
Contains 4-bar Loops:
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Welcome to PROSONIC'S MIDI ARPEGGIO SERIES! You've just found THE ULTIMATE ARPEGGIO LIBRARY...
PROSONIC'S new MIDI ARPEGGIO SERIES went GOLD on March 19th 2008 and it's blown our creative possibilities wide OPEN!
This isn't like one of those old "arpeggio dictionaries" in a paper book... It's a full-blown MIDI library that's over-flowing with thousands of professional, four-bar arpeggios!
You'd have to purchase hundreds of "arpeggio dictionary" books to even come close to the content on this CD, and since they're all in MIDI, you can hear the Arpeggio instantly with any MIDI instrument you have. No paper book could ever do that!
This CD is like having a WHOLE LIBRARY of "arpeggio dictionaries" and you can use the Arpeggios in your own music royalty-free!
Each Arpeggio is carefully crafted to follow correct harmony & voice leading rules and the result is amazing! Every inversion is included and each arpeggio is notated with MIDI marker events so that you know exactly what harmony is voiced at each spot in the sequence! (see images below)
I've experienced instant inspiration and song writing has never been easier. Each MIDI Arpeggio is like a creative launch-pad for your creative ideas and the 'next part' in the song just leaps out at you! Begging you to take it to the next section!
If you perform an instrument these patterns are an invaluable tool for learning arpeggios. I play guitar and these have instantly made me a better player.
There are over 948,000 four-bar diatonic and non-diatonic arpeggios in this library [and they all sound as good as the demos] so be ready to stretch your sonic imagination beyond the limits!
Midi File Organization / Folder Structure
The first folder is the ROOT folder. It contains all of the MIDI Arpeggios. It is named "Midi-Arpeggio-Library" and is selected (highlighted blue).
2. TIME SIGNATURE:
Inside the ROOT folder are the TIME SIGNATURE folders. (Version 1.0 only has 4/4 at the moment... there's more to come!) We currently have the 4/4 folder selected.
3. TONIC QUALITY:
Each TIME SIGNATURE folder contains the TONIC QUALITY folders. In this case Major and Minor. Arpeggios in Major Key are found in the Major folder and arpeggios in Minor Key are found in the Minor folder. We currently have the Minor folder selected.
4. CHORD TYPE:
Inside the TONIC QUALITY folders are the CHORD TYPE folders. (Version 1.0 only has Triads at the moment... there's more to come!) We currently have the Triads folder selected.
5. PROGRESSION START:
Inside the CHORD TYPE folders are the PROGRESSION START folders. These folders contain arpeggios that start on various scale degrees in the key. (Version 1.0 only starts on the first degree at the moment... there's more to come!) We currently have the "Start at i" (tonic in minor) folder selected.
6. CHORD STOP COUNT:
Inside the PROGRESSION START folders are the CHORD STOP COUNT folders. In this case we have "4 Chords" and "8 Chords". In the "4 Chords" folder there are arpeggios that have four chord "stops" or "harmonic changes" and the same for "8 Chords". (Except there are eight chord stops in each progression.)
7. PHRASE TYPE:
Inside the CHORD STOP COUNT folders are the PHRASE TYPE folders. The "Phrase Type" indicates how the second two measures are treated in the arpeggio's progression. In "NoRepeat" the second two measures are different than the first two. In "QuestionAnswer" the first two measures are the "question" and the second two measures are the "answer". We currently have the NoRepeat folder selected.
Inside the PHRASE TYPE folders are the PROGRESSION folders. Each folder is named according to what progression it contains. The image below was taken in the "8 Chord" folder so that you can see it too. Notice that there are eight chord stops in each progression.
9. HARMONIC DEFINITION:
Inside the PROGRESSION folders are the HARMONIC DEFINITION folders. Each folder describes how the harmonic progression is constructed. The first two numbers show where the harmony changes in eighth notes.
For example, we have the second folder selected. It starts with 3-5. So the first chord is played for three eighth notes and the second chord is played for 5 eighth notes.
The second part of the file name (the part after the '_') is the Chord Inversion. 0 = Root position, 1 = First inversion, and 2 = Second inversion. Each position applies to each chord sequentially.
10. THE FILE:
Finally we are at the actual MIDI files. (Examine the file name in the above image.) The file name contains more information about the arpeggio. At the beginning of the file (up to the '_') is the Beat Grouping. So, for example, the first file (starting with "323") has a beat grouping of 3 eighth notes then 2 eighth notes then 3 eighth notes. This can be easier understood by saying, "TaKiDa TaKa TaKiDa".
The second part of the file name (the part after the '_') is the Melodic Contour. The letter 'S' means that the note stayed the same from the previous one. The letter 'U' means that the note went up and the letter 'D' means that the note went down. The number after each letter shows how many arpeggio notes it moved.
The thrid part of the file name (the part after the second '_') is the arpeggio's note count (with the exception that if it's a zero "0" then it's straight eighth notes). The last number is just a unique index.
11. MIDI CHORD MARKERS:
Inside each MIDI Arpeggio file are the MIDI CHORD MARKERS. Each chord stop and its chord symbol are provided. So, looking at the image below, each chord has its chord symbol (and its inversion) marked above it. So the first chord is the tonic minor in second inversion, and the second chord is the flat major six chord in root, etc.
This snap-shot was taken in Sonar by Twelve Tone Systems, Inc.
MIDI Arpeggios FAQ
What is a MIDI File?
While the word "MIDI" is used to describe a few different things. A "MIDI file" can be thought of as "Sheet Music in Digital". (Sheet music that computers can read and play.)
Why use MIDI loops instead of audio loops?
MIDI is a superior method of music composition for a number of reasons.
If you've ever used audio loops to write music you know how frustrating it can be to get them to fit just right in your song. You might find a great drum loop but how can you develop it while keeping the same drum sounds? You can only make variations on the timbre of the sound itself and that's it.
With MIDI loops you have total control over every aspect of each note. Need to bring the hi-hats up in the mix? Easy! Need to change that note and make it sweeter? Just move it where you want it! Don't like a note... delete it!
You can also use a MIDI loop on any instrument. So you can use a drum loop on any instrument (flute or violin for example) and come up with very unique and creative musical ideas!
You can even change the tempo of a MIDI loop and the sound of the drums will be exactly as you sampled it.
What's a "MIDI Arpeggio"?
We use the term "MIDI Arpeggio" to mean: a four-bar musical Arpeggio (in MIDI) that is crafted to follow correct harmonic and voice leading rules.
What software can I use MIDI Arpeggios in?
Every MIDI Arpeggio is compatible with, and can be loaded into, any MIDI compatible software or hardware device (ie: your favorite sequencer).
Loading them into Propellerhead's Reason™ and Twelve Tone's Sonar™ has been especially rewarding. They are perfect for Cakewalk Project5, Battery 3, Cubase, Garageband, Pro Tools, Motif ES, Fruity Loops, EZdrummer, DFH, Sony's ACID® Pro, Ableton Live, and many more!
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I give the libraries a big thumbs up!
By Kenneth Herbst on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I have purchased and regularly now use several Prosonic Midi Libraries
They are inestimably helpful in sparking ideas, developing harmonic progressions, and inspiring melodies that take my original ideas into new directions.
There are so many variations in these libraries that musicians from practically any genre should find them to be extremely useful. And they should be particularly helpful to people trying to understand harmony, composition and music theory.
I give the libraries a big thumbs up!
- Ken Herbst
The libraries are huge, amazing value for the money
By Colin Smith on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I purchased my first Prosonic Libraries 2 or 3 years ago and still find them a superb reference point when looking for interesting drum patterns and also when hunting out chord progression variations.
I highly recommend the triad and 4-voice chord progressions.
The libraries are huge and represent amazing value for money - the chord progressions are exhaustive and I will guarantee that you won't find anything out there to match this unique offering.
On top of all the above Tony is very responsive to any requests and very helpful.
I highly recommend Prosonic Libraries
By Wesley Rajack on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | Verified Purchase
princes town, TO
With every collection purchased, I was never disappointed. I appreciate the value for money of each library. I highly recommend Prosonic Libraries to all music producers. The libraries make it much easier to start producing and with a wide variety of genres there is something available for everyone.
The file and folder structure also makes it a breeze to find exactly what your looking for and even if you have little or no musical background (like myself) its not difficult to begin composing using Prosonic Libraries. Don't think just buy!
Used in Ableton, Pro Tools and Maschine Studio
By Gavin Bussenschutt on Saturday, September 2, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I have been using Prosonic midi libaries for a couple of years and find them invaluable. I will often start with one of the Prosonic templates as a base and build a song from there. I have used in Ableton, Pro Tools and Native Instruments Maschine Studio.
I will also say the drum patterns were extremely useful as a learning tool when first getting my head around creating realistic drums for my computer based music. I had never played the drums before and other midi patterns I picked up elsewhere were very basic and did not provide much variety.
They provide the "get me started" building blocks
By Kenneth Shafer on Thursday, August 31, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I do not consider myself an especially creative person. But with the Prosonic libraries I can still make music!
They provide the "get me started" building blocks that I use with my Digital Audio Workstation midi software to expand into full pieces. Transpose, copy 'n' paste, edit here and there, assign instruments to the tracks, and there I am - a complete work! With assurance that "the notes go together", which is an important benefit for someone like me who has only limited music theory. Don't let that hold you back!
I especially like the drum beats, though. And the syncopation options Prosonic provides give me plenty of opportunity to "mix it up" and avoid falling into a simple, boring 4-4 beat.
Thank you Prosonic Studios!
A must have for any serious composer
By Jose martin on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Middlesex, United Kingdom
I've been using Prosonic Studios libraries, and I can assure that you will never run out of ideas.
From arpeggios to chord progressions, these midi libraries are great; it will help you from the compositional block. I haven't used the drums library yet but coming from Prosonic Studios is a guarantee of quality.
It doesn't matter if you are an amateur or a seasonal writer these libraries are an excellent tool to add to your collection.
The quality of the patterns, the ease of the software installation and the honesty from Tony makes these libraries a must have for any serious composer.
Mind blowingly extensive catalogue
By Adam leggett on Saturday, August 26, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Santa Ponsa, Spain
Prosonic Studios libraries provide what can only be descibed as a mind blowingly extensive catalogue of chord progressions and arpeggios.
The wide ranging and comprehensive list of libraries will present you with instant inspiration and will provide you with a rapid way of getting a song started no matter what style or genre of music you produce or play.
If for any reason I am stuck for an idea or have a dose of writers block, I always turn to Prosonic Studios to get my creative juices flowing.
The MIDI libraries you get are HUGE!
By Antony Ghislandi on Saturday, July 15, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Spokane Valley, WA
The MIDI libraries you get at Prosonic Studios are HUGE! Plenty of inspiration provided in these packs!
I can only imagine the amount of time that went in to organizing the files, let alone the time it took to create them.
These aren't your average MIDI packs. They've made sure you get your moneys worth!
I currently use them in FL Studio, but they work in any DAW/program that allows you to import MIDI files.
You also get lifetime updates for the packs that you purchase. The customer support at Prosonic Studios is excellent!
The value for the price is second to none.
By Iryn Wheeler on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Prosonic midi libraries are great starting material for manipulating midi in Ableton Live (and I assume other programs as well).
They will enhance your creativity as opposed to limiting it if you have enough of an imagination and a playful spirit. Throwing together a mock-up or prototype is fast and easy.
The inspirational kick-starts I get from these sessions have fueled countless song ideas.
It's the collaborative partner I've always wanted. The value for the price is second to none. The possibilities are endless. Thank you for your work!
Always happy with the service and communication
By Yair Harpaz on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Woodland Hills, CA
I have been using Tony at Prosonic for over 2 years now. The selection is the best, and the prices are to match. I have gotten the links to download fast, the proper authorization, was always happy with the service and communication.
Will recommend for the serious user like me or just for some one who is starting up and need an advise of what available, Great job! Thanks..
The quality is very high.
By Allan Siadis on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Hello from Holland!!
I just bought Tony Pappa's midi patterns. The quality is very high.
I make my techno music much faster and easier now. I have now more time for the creative and technical parts of making my music. Now I can play more with the instruments live as the loop is going. Its very user friendly.
I will certainly buy more of Tony Pappas midi patterns and also try other genres to make my music making spectrum much larger.
Thank U Tony Pappas
This is one of the best products I have ever used...
By Joshua Stevens on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | Verified Purchase
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
This is one of the best products I have ever used in my musical career.
It helps me on almost every track, even if I don't use that exact progression it inspires and gives me a great place to move forward. It gives you a great starting place for your productions.
The only problem i ever had was moving the unzipped midi files to a new drive. There are so many of them that it took 7 hours to move them all. This is not a negative, it is awesome you get so much content for so little. I don't understand how he is able to come up with so much.
I highly recommend these libraries.
By Yanni Dee on Sunday, June 18, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I can see that Tony has put a lot of time and effort into these midi files. The sheer number of files you get with each library is mind boggling, and the quality is on a professional level.
I've been using the Arpeggio library for song starters...going though a few files never fails to get me going on a new project or pushes me towards developing an existing one.
It's amazing how far just two or four bars from these midi files can take you! I highly recommend these libraries.
The amount of workable files was beyond my expectation
By Andy Taylor on Sunday, June 18, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Werrington, United Kingdom
I utilise Prosonic Studios Major/Minor Arpeggios regularly in my compositions, along with Techno House Drums. I found the process, quality and ordered layout of the installed files a joy to work with.
The amount of workable files received was beyond my expectation, giving me plenty of options when looking for that little something special not found in many other packs I have utilised from elsewhere.
I can wholeheartedly recommend Prosonic Studios packs, and if your unsure they have plenty of free downloadables to get you started and hear how a small portion of the pack will sound for you.
Similar products cost more and don't offer the same value
By Paul Dunphy on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I have to say that ProSonic products have really helped inspire my songwriting and filled in the gaps where I was short on ideas. These products can be used as a kickstart to creating a new song or to drop in when you need to change up an existing one to add some color.
I'd highly recommend them to anyone out there wanting to create. You really can't go wrong with the money because similar products can cost much more and don't always offer the same value that ProSonic does.
it has really opened up my creativity...
By Jeff hill on Thursday, May 4, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Colorado Springs, CO
I have been so blessed using the midi provided by prosonic studio it has really opened up my creativity . i have purchased 4-voices in simpleRythm & common time sigs volume 1-4 and also The drum Patterns Rap and hip hop and also Reggae and ska that has giving me thousands and thousands of midi progressions to inspire me and with all of that inspiration it has really taking me out of the Plateau i was finding myself in. I recommend this midi patterns to any producer who wants to be inspired and speed up there work flow
They're an infinite pallette of musical capability...
By Bryce Cram on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Prosonic libraries are the most detailed, musical, and comprehensive midi packages in the world.
You cannot find midi samples of this kind of quality and in such large quantity per package anywhere.
Since buying prosonic I have never needed another midi pack and have enough material to feed my vsts for life.
Can't thank you enough Tony, you have eliminated all writers block and given me an infinite pallette of musical capability for years to come.
Really a source of inspiration!
By Frank Serbent on Thursday, March 30, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Really a source of inspiration!
I'm a composer of progressive rock music and use the apreggions to set up sophisticated guitar and bass guitar riffs.
I design the riffs by using several arpreggios of the same signature/chord type/progression, decompose them and put them in a different way together. Or I use for bass, guitar and keyboard different arpreggios and let them "run against each other". The result is very inspiring!
The Prosonic Midi Browser is a brilliant tool to navigate in the folder structure of the apreggios without getting lost ;-) Great Job!
For me it's like a secret weapon...
By Markus Saure on Sunday, March 19, 2017 | Verified Purchase
I often use the "4-Voice MIDI Chord Progressions" as an Inspiration or as a starting point. It is also useful for me to practice Improvisation.
I'm really impressed about the large amount of Chord Progressions. It's great to use them with Instruments which can play Arpeggios from Chords.
I also like the "Major & Minor Arpeggios" which I often use in my Vienna Instruments Pro Midi Sequencer (you can import Midi-Files...).
I also like that all future versions are free for Life.
It took some time to find something like this. I dont't use it every time, but for me it's like a secret weapon.
You're never short of ideas when you dive into...
By Alan Peet on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | Verified Purchase
Versatile inspiration.. And so much choice.. Take an initial pattern, reverse it, change scales, combine with others, keep it simple or make it complex but make it your own..
You're never short of ideas when you dive into Tony's amazing libraries of patterns. Start with a template, trigger a MIDI instrument or a VST in your DAW with multiple patterns at half, single or double tempos at once, add new elements and create the ultimate fugue..
Thanks for building such an extensive catalogue Tony. Best wishes and success, Alan.
Prosonic's Midi Browser
Prosonic Studios has released a new tool that will help you, browse, audition, and play midi files! Prosonic's MIDI Browser is a free midi player that lets you loop, change tempo, and transpose Prosonic midi files as you quickly audition them!
Prosonic's MIDI Browser is included free with any midi patterns library purchased!
(Only the PC version for use with Prosonic midi files is available at this time.)
Audition MIDI Patterns Quickly & Easily
Selecting a MIDI pattern in the pattern browser will automattically load that pattern into the player. (Use the spacebar to start/stop the player and use the mouse, or arrow keys, to change patterns.)
Loop, Change Tempo, & Transpose
You can loop, change the tempo, and transpose the midi file while auditioning it!
Quickly Save Files To Favorites
You can quickly save a file to your own custom favorites folder so that you can get to them quickly during a writing or jam session!
Easy Navigation to Custom Quick-Folders
You can quickly navigate to any folder on your system by using the Quick-Folder Slots!
Easy Settings Menu
In the settings menu you can change to any MIDI output port and setup your favorite and quick-folder directories. If you need more MIDI ports check out LoopBe. LoopBe1 works great and it's FREE! http://nerds.de/en/download.html
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