Does Perform-VK harmony work by following the chords in the karaoke backing track as input signal?
Eli Contributor - Level 1
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Does Perform-VK harmony work by following the chords in the karaoke backing track as input signal?

Hi, my question is as the title shows. Does harmony work with karaoke? Thanks!

Eli Contributor - Level 1 2019-10-19

2019-10-19

Does Perform-VK harmony work by following the chords in the karaoke backing track as input signal?

Hi, my question is as the title shows. Does harmony work with karaoke? Thanks!

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Re: Does Perform-VK harmony work by following the chords in the karaoke backing track as input signa

Hey @Eli,
Perfrom-VK gets its chordal info from a few sources: the MIDI input, the instrument input, the auxiliary input, and the RoomSense microphone.  Perform-VK dynamically switches between these sources - when one goes silent it'll start listening to whatever is giving it signal, with the RoomSense mic being the last resort.  So in your case you'd likely want to be sending the karaoke track to the auxiliary input, and as long as the track clearly represents the chords being played then harmonies will work great.  Our harmony algorithm needs to be able to hear at least the root and the third of each chord to properly identify what's being played - so for example a track of an acoustic guitar would be great, but a track of just drums likely wouldn't contain enough musical info and harmonies would sound weird.  Basically, yes it should work but it really depends on the track - that'll just take some experimentation on your part.  Cheers!

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