Scaler is a unique and inspirational MIDI effect that makes finding chords and progressions intuitive and fun! With note detection, scale selection and chord suggestions, Scaler is a comprehensive but easy-to-use toolbox that will help anyone make better music.
A first of its kind, Scaler can determine what key and scale you’re in and suggest chords that match your music, or it can inspire a tune from scratch by providing a set of initial chords in an unexplored key. With the onboard bank of 1,728 scales and modes including genre and artist presets, there’s more than enough to keep the juices flowing.
Once you’ve determined a scale, Scaler lays out basic diatonic chords for you to audition, and lets you take things further with dozens of chord variations and voicings to try out. Theory buffs can also get an insight into each chord’s harmonic function.
Ready to put together a progression? Simply drag and drop chords into Scaler’s sequencer, change up octaves and inversions, and record or drag the progression into your DAW.
OS X 10.7 and later (64-bit compatible only)
- Audio Units (AU)
Scaler 1.5 Compatibility
- Cubase 9.5 OK
- ProTools 12.8 OK
- FL Studio 2 OK (VST, not VST3)
- FL Studio 20 OK (MIDI routing available from VST2 only)
- Studio One 3 OK
- Studio One 4 OK
- Ableton Live 9 OK
- Ableton Live 10 OK
- Logic Pro X OK
- Reaper OK
- Bitwig Studio 2 OK
- Maschine 2 OK No MIDI Routing: Use Blue Cat Audio Patchwork for MIDI Routing
- Reason OK No MIDI Routing: Use Blue Cat Audio Patchwork for MIDI Routing
Web Site: https://www.pluginboutique.com/product/3-Studio-Tools/72-Utility/3933-Scaler
What’s New in Plugin Boutique Scaler v1.5.0
- Fretboard Display: Designed in conjunction with worldleading guitarist Joseph Greer from the ‘The Temper Trap’.
- Arpeggio and Strum performers: Fully fledged arpeggio and strum features to greatly enhance live performance.
- Scale Lock: Effortlessly create melodies locked to the scale of your currently selected chord set.
- Chord Editing: Edit existing chords or create new chords from scratch using the keyboard or fretboard display.
- Parallel Harmony: Generate instant parallel harmony by selecting your favourite chord and laying it out across the keyboard.
- Relative Chord Finder: Transpose chords by any diatonic or nondiatonic interval whilst retaining their shape.
- Scale Explorer: Explore scales that contain the currently selected chord great for modulation.
- Undo Redo: Undo or redo chord and voicing edits in your progression builder.
- MultiSelect: Select multiple chords in any order to drag and drop to the progression builder.
- 21 New Genre and Artist Based ChordSets: The Temper Trap, Mitekiss, Royalston, Joseph Greer, deliBass, Matt Ridgeway, and new Cinematic chord set
- 4 New Internal Sounds: Electric Guitar, String Ensemble, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonic Guitar