I’d love to be able to import a melody that I’ve recorded in my DAW into Scaler and then have Scaler transpose this into the scales that match the chord sequence in Scaler.
So for example I record a melody in Cm and import it into Scaler. I then select a chord progression in Scaler and ask it to transpose my midi melody to match the chord sequence. I can then export my midi melody back into my DAW, or let Scaler play the melody on my instrument track.
This will let me record in the scales I’m familiar with and use Scaler to experiment with chord progressions using my melody.
I agree, it’s a matter of focusing a little bit at a time and compiling the amazing creative possibilities hidden in Scaler! The only feature I’d love to see included, as an alternate MIDI input method (Detect), would be one that allows you to play a chord on the MIDI controller, with arpeggio or successive notes, sustained with the pedal, without creating multiple slots by playing the notes separately. as is the normal Scaler mode.
So just after finishing the last sustained note or releasing the pedal, only one slot with the complete chord would be created.
hmmm… I don’t know “how” to do it, but it sounds like you want something like this…
Arp the keys (and hold) [can be done with the pedal?] dunno… but…
Everytime the pedal is released the computer fires the keys that are on into Scaler as a chord.
Other than that, I don’t know how you would implement arp’d chords.
But, this is prob on the dev’s table to figure out.
A lot of music has arps. It’s like the duration of the pedal on until pedal off is the duration of the chord…
and the chord is formed by ALL of the notes that are played during the duration that the pedal is held down.
Sounds like a fun programming task that I don’t want to do
See… it really is rocket science!
But, in reality that isn’t always the case, as different chords can be stacked upon other chords and there is no limit, essentially. So arps can be composed of MANY different chords, no matter pedal on or pedal off.
It is what it is.
Note to self: It might be fun to use chord detection on an audio file that is played backwards and see what chords Scaler comes up with.
Yes, Scaler MIDI detection as it currently works, it can detect the notes with the sustain pedal activated. The arpeggiated notes are broken down and added to new slots until the chord construction is finished. Of course, you have to release the notes first and then the sustain pedal, otherwise if you leave one or more notes depressed and release the pedal first, Scaler will create one last slot with just those notes held with your fingers.
Creating multiple slots while arpeggiating, which is Scaler’s default mode, is an amazing feature! that let to build a sequence and create libraries of a chord, a simple triad to multiple tensions and extensions added consecutively.
But if we want to create a progression of several chords (played with arpeggio) we will end up with a bunch of extra slots. Eliminate those excess slots can be a bit cumbersome , especially if you have recorded big progressions, you can end up with more than 100 slots that you dont need and must delete manually.