Question: how do I get started with AutoTheory?

The easiest way to get started with AutoTheory is to create an AutoTheory instance and another instrument such as Thor or SubTractor. Turn the Rack around (TAB) and drag a cable from AutoTheory's green Chord CV Outputs:Gate 1 jack to the Gate input on the instrument. Drag another cable from the Note 1 jack to the instrument's CV or Note input. Repeat this procedure for a second instance of Thor or SubTractor, but this time connect it to the purple Melody outputs. Ensure AutoTheory has MIDI focus (select it in the Sequencer) and now play on your keyboard. The User Guide also has a Getting Started section that may help. Check out our YouTube videos too.

Question: how can I get AutoTheory's output into a note lane?

PUF user FrameLocker has kindly created an easy-to-follow step-by-step tutorial on how to do this, for both Windows & Mac - check out the PDF here.

Question: AutoTheory doesn't work with another RE - why?

There have been reports that AutoTheory does not work correctly with a popular RE synth. This appears to be a problem with that RE. One workaround is to put that RE inside a Combinator and wire up the Gate & Note outputs from AutoTheory to the Combinator's inputs, rather than those of that RE.

Question: does my sustain pedal work with AutoTheory?


Question: is there a Remote map for AutoTheory?

Yes, Koshdukai has kindly provided one here. This will be of use to you if you wish to customise your MIDI controller with AutoTheory.

Question: my custom scales are incorrectly labeled - why?

The notes for all seven built-in scales are correctly labeled, but modifying a scale by adjusting the T slider can result in a scale that is not correctly named. For example, it can show as having both an A♭ and an A note, which technically breaks the rules of scale naming. It will always be possible to create scales that don't follow the rule. This mislabeling does not affect the actual notes generated by AutoTheory!

Question: how can I turn off the keyboard split?

There is no way to turn it off completely, but if you look at the back panel you'll see a Keyboard Split knob. On most keyboards, turning this to C0 will effectively disable the Chord side, and to C7 to disable the Melody side. It really just moves the Split point out of the way.