Producertech’s latest video tutorial course takes a comprehensive look at the updated MIDI tool from Plugin Boutique. The Producer’s Guide to Scaler 2 by Rob Jones takes you through every part of the plugin, whilst creating chords patterns, basslines, leadlines and arpeggios, working in a number of different DAW setups.
Scaler 2 makes creating musical patterns simpler and more enjoyable than ever, with a hugely-expanded feature set and improved interface, which make the software even more flexible and fun to work with than the already popular version 1.
The first 2 modules are a slow and steady journey through each of the main sections, to help familiarise students with the interface, whilst learning how to make simple but dynamic orchestral and synth chord progressions. Following on from this are a number of different workflow modules, showing how Scaler can be used in various situations, like creating chords to accompany a House groove, using a one-shot sample as the foundations for a track, and having Scaler detect the chords in a longer loop so it can be recreated and extended to form chords, leads, basslines and more!
The last workflow is a lengthy, realtime session, where Rob creates all the melodic parts in a retro-sounding Synthwave track, from a rhythmic bassline to swelling chords and psychedelic arp patterns. The arrangement is then expanded to include a section that modulates to a related key, as well as bridges made from Scaler chord suggestions, to help ease the flow of harmony from one section to the next.
The course is on sale for the intro price of £14.95 GBP / $18 USD until July 1st, 2020 (40% off regular).
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