Rockin’ Scaler 2.4 in Bitwig Studio
Here is a video demo from my of a live performance setup I’ve created using Scaler 2.4, Bitwig Studio 4.0, and a Novation Launchpad Pro Mk3.
The overall idea is that MIDI notes and CCs have been saved in clips for triggering, and several instances of Scaler have been applied to tracks in Bitwig to accept the commands from the clips and perform music in response.
Using the “DrivenByMoss” driver for the LPP Pro Mk3 in Bitwig, these ‘Scaler Control Group’ clips may be triggered from the Launchpad just like any other clips.
The Bitwig clips and the Scalers have been programmed in a complementary way (via what Scaler calls “MIDI binding”) so that performance axes representing scale, chord set, individual chord, and specific performance are all simultaneously available for the user to command.
Bitwig Studio is a powerful, unique environment, and being able to easily control Scaler in it opens up many musical possibilities for performance and/or composition.
Respect and kudos to Jürgen Moßgraber, and to the programmers at Bitwig, and Scaler who have created the cooperative capabilities in their programs that allow this new and wonderful kind of music-making to exist!
I will follow up by posting a Bitwig template which should enable anyone with the same hardware and software to get up and operating with this setup as a point of departure. After that, just change instruments (in the DAW), chord collections and performances (in Scaler) and you will be far along into your own new world of musical performance and composition very quickly.