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Conduct your very own symphony, Tenno. Octavia’s abilities are powered by the Mandachord, a formidable tool used to mix Melody, Bass, and Percussion into a harmony of destruction. Compose a song before entering the battle by going to your Arsenal, selecting the Appearance tab, and hitting the “Mandachord” button. 

Once you have completed your song, use this thread to share it with the community! 

Need some help getting started on your first compositions? Check out our Guide on how to use the Mandachard:

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In this guide, we will be using the Adau Instruments to get you started on composition since they are the default Mandachord Instruments. There are also 4 other Instruments available in the Market for Platinum if you own Octavia:

  • Alpha Instruments
  • Beta Instruments
  • Druk Instruments
  • Gamma Instruments  

Each Instrument is in the same key (D minor Pentatonic), so if you’re feeling adventurous try mixing and matching Instruments to create unique compositions.  

The Mandachord is comprised of 4 bars which are represented by the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 (seen in the background of each bar). Placing one note at the start of each bar is a whole note. Each bar is divided into quarters which are represented by the vertical lines. The tempo is set to 120 beats per minute, meaning each bar is 2 seconds long, and each slot is a 16th note.  

1.The first thing you will need to do is to hit the "Clear Notes" menu button. This will give you a clean slate from which to start composing! You may find it easier to loop the first bar to establish a beat. To do this, select "Bar 1" under the Loop heading in the menu.  

The fastest way to start your composition is to tackle the Percussion track first! Using the Adau Instruments, place the outer drum sound on every quarter note, the second drum sound on the first note of the first bar, and the third drum sound in the third slot of every quarter:

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2. The Bass section of the Adau Instruments was recorded from a real string, brass, and woodwinds mix. Try placing a note on the first beat of the second and third quarter notes, in the slots furthest from the outer ring. Just for fun, try clicking on some of the other empty slots:

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 You will notice the pitch rises as you move towards the outer ring of the Mandachord. Each Instrument works this way, enabling your notes to sound at the same pitch with different Instruments. Other Instruments have different bass-only sounds for this section as well, so feel free to experiment.

 

3. The Melody section of the Adau Instruments is a real choir that we recorded specifically for Update 20: Octavia’s Anthem.Try putting a Melody note on the first 16th note of the first quarter and on the fourth quarter note as seen in this picture:

 

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You can also form chords by placing notes together on the same beat!

4. You can easily copy the pattern you have just created by using the “Copy Notes” menu button. Scroll to the other 3 bars using the center ring and arrange your notes into slightly different patterns to add variety to your composition as it plays. Experiment with removing or adding beats in between others. Try moving the Melody notes around to form a pattern that evolves as the Mandachord plays:

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5. Mix it up! Now you are ready to add different Instruments into your composition. You can do this by clicking on any of the Instruments at the top right of the screen. Preview the sounds in each Instrument to choose the one you like.

6. Want to create a dance beat? Load up the Beta Instruments and arrange the kick drum so that it plays on every quarter note, and the snare drum so that it plays on the second and fourth quarter notes. For the the final touch, arrange the hi-hat to play on every eighth note:

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7. Then arrange the Bass notes so one is playing on every quarter, and then add a bit of Melody:

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Final tips:

  • Try maintaining the same Percussion throughout your composition.
  • Start off by playing the lowest notes for the Bass in the first bar, and then increasing their pitch in each subsequent bar. Do the same for the Melody section. The key to getting good results is to slightly change the notes that are playing from bar to bar.
  • There are composition note limits:
    • The Bass track has a 16 note limit per composition.
    • The Melody track has a 16 note limit per composition.
    • The Percussion track has a 26 note limit per composition.
  • Use the “Volume Mixer” to adjust the volume for each track.
  • Use “Track Isolation” to toggle each track on and off.
  • Use “Reload” to revert any new changes back to the original selected/saved song.
  • Don’t forget to save your compositions into a song slot. You can save a total of 5 songs!
  • Use “Load Song” to select one of your custom songs or one of the default Instrument songs to load into the Mandachord.

 

If you come across any bugs please post them here: https://forums.warframe.com/topic/776647-update-20-bug-report-megathread/

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the video is processing as i'm posting this, but heck it's late and it'll work eventually...

 

meanwhile here's a link...

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sorry had to... here's the real one.
 

 

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Thanks DE

Serious question: will we have the option of song packs with different scales in the future? Some of the songs I wanna make are impossible with the available notes

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On 25/03/2017 at 2:48 PM, MaaYuu said:

Thanks DE

Serious question: will we have the option of song packs with different scales in the future? Some of the songs I wanna make are impossible with the available notes

You are amazing.

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I want A walking dead theme song and a portal one or two theme song like still alive and want you gone

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3 hours ago, MaaYuu said:

Thanks DE

Serious question: will we have the option of song packs with different scales in the future? Some of the songs I wanna make are impossible with the available notes

can you pls post pics to recreate this ?

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On 3/24/2017 at 3:17 PM, TheKurtiStryke said:

can't wait to see(and use) "we are number one" version in warframe ^^

Someone shared it over in region chat

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