In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Plugin Boutique, we show you how get interesting chord variations into your music productions using Scaler 1.5.
What Is Scaler?
Scaler is an inspirational utility instrument that helps songwriters and recording artists discover chords and progressions. Scaler is very smart, it works out what key and scale your music is in by inputting a MIDI performance and it suggests chord variations that match your music. It can has the potential to inspire a tune from scratch by churning out a set of chords in a key you've yet to explore.
Scaler enables users to arrange chord progression within the UI, then it is a simple as drag and drop from Scaler into a MIDI within a DAW and you are ready to go.
New In Scaler 1.5
Plugin Boutique recently released Scaler 1.5. Included in this update are the following new features:
- New UI skin
- Multi Selection of chords
- New chord sets (Cinematic, Joseph Greer, The Temper Trap, Mitekiss)
- 32 chords in progression
- New sounds (String Ensemble, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonic Guitar)
- Arpeggiator (3 patterns)
- Strumming (3 profiles)
- Parallel Harmony
- Chord Editing
- Guitar Fretboard visualisation (with 20+ tunings)
- Scale Lock
- Relative chord finder
- Undo-Redo in progression
What Will I Learn In This Scaler Tutorial?
In this video you will learn how to import (detect) a chord progression from a MIDI track into the Scaler plug-in. From there we show you the sections in the UI where you can discover matching scales and chord variations that are easy to incorporate into your arrangments. In the example we take a straightforward synth chord sequence and develop the section using Scaler for use on different synth instrument track to add interest to the overall production.
If you are a songwriter or music producer who struggles with music theory but wants to develop their musical ideas quickly within a session then Scaler 1.5 could very well be the plug-in you've been waiting for.
Visit the Plugin Boutique website for more information on Scaler 1.5