I’m excited to see the upcoming version of Scaler being released on “black” Friday. Unfortunately in the USA in the big cities there are some darker days ahead soon – but I’m not going there.
Scaler is already SUPER easy to use for music generation… styled arps, melodies, bass lines with bass-in-chords, modulations, circle - of - fifths, one finger chords and melodies (no wrong notes), and “soon” this list will be even longer.
For those who are new to Scaler… put Scaler on a track and use it to generate chords. Then put multiple Scalers on other tracks. On each of these tracks turn off Scaler’s internal sound and put your instrument of choice after Scaler, or set the track to send midi out to your hardware.
As you make changes to your chords and bind them your song will begin to form. I have tried routing the chord track output to multiple tracks and it does work, however, it seems to be much more computer intensive.
I have found that using Scaler’s Sync function is the “best” option. It also makes sense that when you get everything working and wired the way you want that you should save a template of your set-up.
As to what instruments can be used… any midi driven instruments or sounds you want, or even external.
For those who would like to know, I really like Windows 7 and not buying Windows 10 is saving me a lot of money… tons. Not that I am cheap, I just like Windows 7 and I have a working system.
I current am running 7 midi ports of 16 instruments each with a small number of extra sounds (and I really like the “felt” piano ;).
I run 2x ports Genos 1: & 2: (S.Art2!), FA-08 3: (Supernatural Sounds), TritonLE :4, WK-3700 :5, Axon MkII :6, and JV-1010. That and the VSTs gives me a 120 piece orchestra with low latency – not that it even matters.
If you have a somewhat strong computer you might find the “sole” VST route is the way to go.
I have found that mixing the different makes: Roland, Korg, Yamaha, and Casio gives a much better “real” sounding orchestra than any one make alone.
I hope this helps someone.