New to scaler, loving in for streamlining workflows!
Speaking of workflows, would love to be able to send just bass notes to a bass synth (so I can do changes by syncing across all scalers) & minimizing movement between chords without adding the bass note, literally the “dynamic” voice grouping without the added bass note. Is this possible? I’ve watched many tutorials & played around but can’t find a way to do it.
Welcome to the forum Joel, have you tired the Group rather than Dynamic Voicing profile? Also don’t be afraid t play around with CHORD mode which can offer chords in the same voicing and suggest of the Circle of Fifths. Scaler 2.6 will have a minimise movement option in suggest mode so that will help too.
Hope that’s useful.
Thanks for the prompt reply! The grouping modes things are close, but what I’m looking for is exactly what dynamic mode does without the bass note - minimizing movement as much as possible. Seems like a straighforward thing to implement, let me just clarify what I mean.
I was taught to play piano with minimal movement in a band setting to play well with the other instruments - ie a basic cadence of C, Am, F, G would could have the notes from bottom to top:
G, C, E
A, C, E
A, C, F
G, B D
And so forth, starting with another inversion would change it of course. I find in a production setting that it’s a great way to navigate space so that each instrument has its own place in the frequency spectrum.
Let me know if it’s something you’d consider implementing, as it is now I’m doing a lot of manual editing of chords which slows down the workflow benefits of scaler.
Regarding just playing a straight one-off bass note on chord change, would it be possible to implement that? I’ll try ed66:s workaround above, though it seems a bit unintuitive to have to “hack” in order to get something so common.
Thanks for the bass note hack, appreciate it! I might try bass performances for creative inspiration sometimes, though I tend to find that I want to lock in bass patterns quite tightly to whatever drum beat I have in a custom manner when it comes to rhythmization. Would be cool if we were able to program/sequence our own rhythmizations to be available in a fast click in scaler though, I do have some rhythms I come back to as I’m sure everyone does!
I think a divisi implementation would help you here. Implementing a dynamic scale without the bass note also works but affects the purity of tone by having a bass note outside the root. Not an issue but I think the plans we have in place for the development of Scaler will give you plenty of options.
For now I just export the chords and highlight bass note and remove it or copy it to another channel in my DAW.