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A great new update to his fantastic plugin!


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  • FreebirdFreebird Frets: 4617
     "For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories."
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  • pintspillerpintspiller Frets: 891
    I thought I was cheating by looking into Chord Gun and Theory Helper for Reaper! 

    I'll keep my eyes peeled incase the price drops more. I've spent more than I should have on various stuff during Lockdown and I really need to stop buying stuff.
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  • FreebirdFreebird Frets: 4617
    edited May 28
    I thought I was cheating by looking into Chord Gun and Theory Helper for Reaper! 

    I'll keep my eyes peeled incase the price drops more. I've spent more than I should have on various stuff during Lockdown and I really need to stop buying stuff.
    It's really useful for outlining new song ideas and learning about music. I use it on most compositions, even if it's only as a guide track, or a synth pad to get things moving. It would probably be my "desert island" choice of music software  
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 1165
    Yes I've just updated to Scaler 2.

    I've used Scaler 1 in the past to come up with ideas. I think I've used it at least once to come up with chord progression ideas for Solo of the Month (SotM) backing tracks. Maybe I'll use Scaler 2 for the next one so I can get familiar with the update.


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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 1165
    edited June 1
    I used Scaler 2 to help create the chord progression for this month's SotM challenge. It's a great tool and I've only scratched the surface of what it's capable of.
    https://thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/182190/solo-of-the-month-sotm-60-challenge?new=1

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  • midiman1962midiman1962 Frets: 24
    This is a very interesting post - as an "older" guitar player and keyboard player and having "written" some keyboard/orchestral stuff for a project recently from scratch i had been pondering how professional composers were able to create such a volume of material "on tap" as such . An app such as this potentially removes a lot of creators block. On the downside are you just slightly altering someone else's presets ?
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 1165
    edited June 1
    This is a very interesting post - as an "older" guitar player and keyboard player and having "written" some keyboard/orchestral stuff for a project recently from scratch i had been pondering how professional composers were able to create such a volume of material "on tap" as such . An app such as this potentially removes a lot of creators block. On the downside are you just slightly altering someone else's presets ?

    I find it useful for suggesting groups of chords that work together in a range of styles, that I might not otherwise think of. But it's up to the individual which chords they select and how they use them.
     

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  • midiman1962midiman1962 Frets: 24
    @stratman3142 ; fair comment - i had a look on the Plugin boutique page and was amazed this was only £40 !! seriously considering a purchase and punt on whether this will work with Cubase 9 
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  • LodiousLodious Frets: 1468
    I upgraded last night, still not had chance to use it, but I thought Scaler 1 was great. 
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  • FreebirdFreebird Frets: 4617
    edited June 1
    This is a very interesting post - as an "older" guitar player and keyboard player and having "written" some keyboard/orchestral stuff for a project recently from scratch i had been pondering how professional composers were able to create such a volume of material "on tap" as such . An app such as this potentially removes a lot of creators block. On the downside are you just slightly altering someone else's presets ?
    I find it useful for suggesting groups of chords that work together in a range of styles, that I might not otherwise think of. But it's up to the individual which chords they select and how they use them.
    Yep, you can assemble your own chord slections in the 'C' section, and the choice of variations is comprehensive. I mostly play guitar and bass, but I do have some synth and piano parts in my compositions. The strength of Scaler is being able to focus on the harmonic movement, and the interaction with the motifs and melodies. Coming from an art background, i would liken it to the sketching stage of the creative process. Once you have a basic foundation in place, you are free to add your own colour and interpretation, etc.
     "For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories."
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  • FreebirdFreebird Frets: 4617
    edited June 1
    Lodious said:
    I upgraded last night, still not had chance to use it, but I thought Scaler 1 was great. 
    The new bells and whistles are great, and you can certainly come up with some interesting parts, but ultimately I think they would be a rough outline of what the real keyboard player would play in the studio or on stage (just like the midi drum software). Of course, the bonus is the keyboard player doesn't have to be with you when you are trying out new ideas, so it's a songwriter's dream  
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  • duotoneduotone Frets: 456
    This looks interesting. Thanks!


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  • FreebirdFreebird Frets: 4617
    edited June 4
    duotone said:
    This looks interesting. Thanks!
    Take note of the chord binding option, it can be moved up or down, so that you can play bass or melody if you only have a small keyboard. I mostly use a 25-key model, even though I have 88 available. That way you can noodle anywhere.  
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