If your DAW doesn’t have MIDI note analysis built in, Insert Piz Here’s Midi Chord Analyser could be a real help!
Some DAWs – Logic Pro, for instance – will tell you the MIDI note that’s coming into the software, and also what the chord is or what it could be. Lots don’t, though, so if you use Reaper, Ableton Live, or another DAW that leaves you in the dark, Midi Chord Analyser is perfect.
MIDI Chord Analyser
There’s not much to say here – Midi Chord Analyser is a nice, simple utility plugin that’ll tell you your chord, or if it’s ambiguous give you a couple of options. It seems stable, and you can copy chord information out of the plugin in plain text which is a pretty nifty feature.
It doesn’t have audio output so be careful where you place it on your insert chain; Midi Chord Analyser works best as the first device, before any instruments. Head on over to Insert Piz Here to grab it free for Windows and Mac!