Have you ever fed Scaler the output of it’s PERFORM mode? If not, you might find some pretty interesting stuff. Below is an unedited sequence created with just 4 chords and some well timed mouse clicks in the Circle of 5ths
- Sequence A was recorded clicking on 4 chords in the Circle of 5ths UI while the Adagio/Fine Performance mode was on
- Sequence B are those 4 chords from A (in a pattern) drug into my DAW while PERFORM mode was on (hence getting all the performance midi)
- Sequence C is the recorded Midi captured while playing back the sequence in B while PERFORM mode was on
- The last sequence is the Midi from C played and captured while PERFORM is on
Combine this with real time switching of playback pattern, speed and humanization and the combinations are endless. Just like fractal art, while there are lots of results that are useless, many of the outcomes are a ton of fun and quite interesting. Your ability to connect and time the variations keeps things entertaining.
A couple things to note:
- As you can see in the images, each cycle through this process, your note density increases and duration decreases so instrument/sound selection becomes very important
- The playback speed x.05 - x2 can change both note playback as well as speed but in unexpected ways
- Quantization can also impact notes played and speed in unexpected ways
Try pattern/speed/quant in real time while looping a sequence…it is amazing how cool some things work together.
Here is a little example using only the above sequences starting with just the 4 straight chords and progressing to various playback settings recorded in real time. Because I was playing with such short note duration, I used Staccato Strings and a simple progression that resulted in the playback melody.
Here is the same sequences playing with BBC Discovery and articulation key switches. Nothing but Scaler creating the notes.