I don’t understand it either, because the version of Scaler I have isn’t restricted to ‘just chords’. As I have pointed out before, there are over 750,000 useful individual melodic sequences that you can use to base your composition on. I have in fact just upgraded Captain to ‘EPIC’ as I sometimes use it, but as yet I have not found the range and variety of sequences that Scaler has. [Yes, you can press a ‘dice’ button and generate 200 pointless permutations of some notes until you give up. Personally, I find Scaler suits my efforts better].
"The general idea is
- Enter chords
- Choose a style
- Generate music"
No, that’s “A” general idea for some products like BIAB or Captain Chords, I’m pretty sure that’s NOT what @davide had in mind when he embarked on the project.
One way to look at this is your above 1,2,3 steps do not require the user to actually ‘compose’ anything. S/he hits the button a few times and chooses one of the ‘compositions’ the program algorithm has spat out.
The Scaler web site says what it’s about - “enable the composer within”, so the steps for Scaler are more like
1 Select a base progression- or part thereof - (choice of hundreds) and then modify this to taste
2 Decide on the nature of the melodic lines you want to go with this, experiment with building the composition you want using all the tools of inversions and modulations that Scaler has. The generation of music comes from YOU, not BIAB or Captain.
Your take on “perfect” is possibly misplaced. If what you want is a small ‘round town’ car, and you try out a large SUV, you might comment that it would be ‘perfect’ if they made it smaller, dropped the engine size, and reduced the height by 3 feet so it would go in your garage.
But that’s your ‘perfect’, not what the SUV people built it to be. Perfection is 100% subjective. I fear that waiting for SCaler to be a 1,2,3 button press to a completed piece might be frustrating.