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Circuit - Why no A Minor?

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Joined: 04/28/2013 - 23:48
Circuit - Why no A Minor?

Hi, it looks like on the Circuit there is no option for a Minor scale with A as the root note.  Very strange as A Minor is the most common key for electronic music.  Is this some plot by Novation to force people to make songs in other keys besides A Minor?!?! ;)

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Joined: 04/12/2013 - 20:34

There is an option for A minor.

Hit the scales button. The default scale is minor (first of 16 scale options). Simply change the root to A, should be the second to last illuminated button in the same row as C.

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Joined: 10/15/2015 - 04:22

@Bulaw is right. Don't be misled by the fact that when in Scales mode, the chromatic keys not in the current selected scale are dimly lit. You can still tap them to select them as the root of the scale (at which point which notes are brightly lit and which are dimly lit will, of course, change as the scale has changed.)