Plugin Boutique Scaler v1.6.1 WiN OSX-NU DiSCO
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.
Improved Drag & Drop – Export strums and arpeggio simply by dragging a chord or progression to your DAW.
Heavily requested feature from users now allows that arpeggio and strum settings are included in the export. So you can now export your chords with arp pattern for use in other software / tracks
Scale Lock – New Scale-Lock mode – Map any scale to the white keys
Previously in 1.5 we locked the incorrect notes of the scale but after several user requests we also added a preference to lock to all white keys, really useful to play a c major and then select other scales which will play the first diatonic chord (and all other degrees) of that scale whilst you are holding down the c major keys
10 New Chord Sets – Cinematic – Horror & Suspense
Check these out with the new brass sounds, very filmic chord sets, instant batman, video game, horror composition!
Arpeggio Sync – Arpeggio now syncs with your DAW
The Arp didn’t sync so well when recorded through bind mode but we have now reworked the arp to sync to your daw on playback of recorded and bound notes – rock solid
2 New Sounds – Electric Piano & Brass Ensemble
Cool sounds, electric piano has been a user request
Improved Strumming – Set your preferred strumming direction
(Alternate/Up/Down) & discover a new (slower) strumming profile.
We will continue to improve strumming features but this adds some nice authenticity
Bug fixes and performance improvements
There were a few minor bugs reported to us since 1.5 release and we have addressed them here. All users should be encouraged to update!
What’s New in Plugin Boutique Scaler v1.6.1
- Release notes not available at the time of this post.