Dear Claudio Porcellano,
I was very disapointed way back in 2014 to see further development on Ignite kind of come to a halt. Because it was a very promising tool. I also checked it out extensively. To now have a marriage between scaler and ignite is a very interesting opportunity
However, scaler is way ahead of the game. Scaler is now at a point that it can spread its wings and fly anywhere it wants to go! I am serious. I don’t know if you explored the various modulation options in scaler for example. Trust me, what the scaler team did there is incredibly awesome and very difficult to do in software. Trust me, the science of harmony is very complex.
One is looking at tables and tables and formulas that interact with one another to eventually calculate the right chord for you in real time.
If you just click in scaler on the modal interchange option or my beloved Neo-Riemannian option, wow, my wife is so angry with me, because I spend too much time with scaler
I spend so many, many hours exploring all these wonderfull harmony options that this well written piece of software is creating! I am sorry, I give up, scaler is the total solution!
Go experiment with the mediants, it is as if you basically take your entire composition in a total different plane of creativity. Scaler is in my opinion the only tool now that brings complex harmony into the world of everybody that wants to compose cool music, but does not quite know how to start.
It takes years and years to study and understand and practise to even be able come up with all this complicated modal and parralell harmony stuff. Trust me, scaler is a very, very deep piece of software.
Some 10 years ago, I brought up the idea to produce chords with one finger and at the same time tune scales in real time. I ended up building my own box (I am an Engineer and musician myself). Here is the link:
I am a windcontroller player. And I was able to make this thing do chords and self tuning scales. I accidently met, Mr. Herbie Hancock at an airport in New York who gave me a two tumbs up. When he was in Amsterdam for the north sea jazz festival we met and he checked out my box. He loved it, but, my invention totally went against his philosophy of practise and learn to figure out scales and chords yourself.
As far as I am concerned, that is out of the window and out of date! No need to practise complex chords, pick up a very affordable tool like scaler, listen and watch these awesome tutorials of David and you will compose a slamming hit. Yes, David his videos are very pleasant and easy to follow, he explores everything about scaler very nicely.
By the way, I don’t sell my instrument anymore, it is too expensive to manufacture and nobody wants to program chords by virtue of bending down to the ground and program an lcd display And it plays only a limited amount of chords and scales, but, I did prove that windcontroller players can play chords now like a pianist. I use my invention only as a midi pedal controller now to control scaler.
Scaler is the total solution, it is easy, comfortable on your pc and again…I am shocked to see how it just produces all these complex chords! The scaler team is not just a group of good programmers but a very responsible team that knows a lot about music theory!
It takes a couple of very smart folks that know about harmony, to calculate stuff like secondary scales and neo-riemannian.
I spend a couple of hours last night composing a piece of music with scaler that was just totally impossible to do a couple of years ago.
Lets keep the conversation going!