"Do you hear that music? An echo of the Mandachord's sweet harmony. It takes me to another place, another life, where I was..."

The Mandachord is OctaviaIcon272.png Octavia's signature instrument that allows her to interact with her abilities. To use it, click the Mandachord  button in Octavia's Appearance screen.


Acquisition[edit | edit source]

It is acquired automatically upon purchasing Octavia with Platinum64.png Platinum or building Octavia after acquiring her blueprint from Octavia's Anthem quest.

After the completion of Octavia's Anthem quest, additional Mandachord can be purchased from Cephalon Simaris for ReputationLargeBlack.png25,000.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64.png
5,000
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3
Body
1
Fret
1
Bridge
1
Time: 30 min
Rush: Platinum64.png 25
MarketIcon.png Market Price: N/A Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price: N/A

Interface[edit | edit source]

Mandchord's interface

The Mandachord is comprised of 4 bars (or measures) 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 the 16th note. In other words, each song loop is 8 seconds long.

A Mandachord song is comprised of three tracks: Percussion, Bass, and Melody. The Bass and Melody tracks can be comprised of the first five notes of D minor pentatonic scale: D, F, G, A, and C. From top to bottom on the Mandachord, the Percussion track can be comprised of a bass drum, snare drum, or hi-hat equivalent.

  • Each ability is affected by a section of the Mandachord: Percussion (Mallet130xDark.png Mallet), Bass (Resonator130xDark.png Resonator), and Melody (Amp130xDark.png Metronome).
  • Instruments enable selection of different sound packs for each section. The Adau sound pack is available by default.
  • Volume Mixer allows volume adjustments for each section. Volume settings will apply during Mandachord customization and to the appropriate abilities during gameplay.
  • Track Isolation enables toggling on or off each section for better audio clarity while composing a song.
  • Loop allows selection of bars 1 through 4 to continuously loop for note changes comparison while composing a song. Additionally, a bar's notes can be copied to another bar, or completely cleared from the selected bar.
  • Composition enables saving new songs, reloading the current song, and loading custom and instrument songs from your playlist.
  • The Mandachord may be paused at any time by clicking the Pause button at the bottom-right corner. Click again to resume.

Instruments[edit | edit source]

Each Instrument is in the same key (D minor Pentatonic). These can be bought separately for Platinum64.png50 each from the Mandachord interface.

  • Adau (default) - Metronome, orchestra, and choir
  • Alpha - Synths
  • Beta - Synths
  • Delta - Synths
  • Druk - Drum, bass guitar, and electric guitar
  • Gamma - Synths
  • Plogg - Bass
  • Epsilon - Synths
  • Horos - Synths

Tenno[edit | edit source]

Adau
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Corpus[edit | edit source]

Alpha Beta Delta
BardCorpusPackA.png BardCorpusPackB.png BardCorpusPackC.png
Gamma Epsilon Horos
BardCorpusPackD.png BardCorpusPackE.png HorosInstrumentsPack.png

Grineer[edit | edit source]

Druk Plogg
BardGrineerPackA.png BardGrineerPackB.png

Sharing Music[edit | edit source]

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Type [Song] in Chat to open up a menu of all your Mandachord songs. Select the song you want to share and other players with Octavia will be able to copy that Mandachord song for their own use.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • For linking songs to Chat to work, the game uses similar text encoding in the back-end as the Shawzin.[1]

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Hotfix 28.0.6

  • Fixed saving the default Mandachord song to your customization causing it to reset back to what it was previously the next time you return to the Orbiter.

Update 22.4

HOROS INSTRUMENT PACK

A themed instrument pack for Octavia's Mandachord. The score to war, with a danceable beat.

*This pack can be found by accessing the Mandachord in Octavia’s Appearance screen.

Update 21.0

Mandachord Packs!

2 new Mandachord instrument packs are here:

  • Epsilon Instruments - Electronic!
  • Plogg Instruments - Pop-rock!

*Find them in your Arsenal for purchase!

Update 20.0

  • Introduced.

References[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

  • Shawzin, another playable instrument.


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