Plugin Boutique has released version 1.1 of Scaler, a unique and inspirational MIDI effect that makes finding chords and progressions intuitive and fun.

Scaler offers note detection, scale selection and chord suggestions, offering a comprehensive but easy-to-use toolbox that will help anyone make better music.

Version 1.1 brings some user requested features, such as octave selection for MIDI bind, MIDI passthrough, and more.

Plugin Boutique Scaler 1.1

A first of its kind, Scaler can determine what key and scale you’re in and suggest chords that match your music, or it can inspire a tune from scratch by providing a set of initial chords in an unexplored key.

With the onboard bank of 1,728 scales and modes including genre and artist presets, there’s more than enough to keep the juices flowing. Once you’ve determined a scale, Scaler lays out basic diatonic chords for you to audition, and lets you take things further with dozens of chord variations and voicings to try out. Theory buffs can also get an insight into each chord’s harmonic function.

Ready to put together a progression? Simply drag and drop chords into Scaler’s sequencer, change up octaves and inversions, and record or drag the progression into your DAW.

Changes in Scaler v1.1

  • Bind MIDI octave selection, making it easy to play chords and melodies.
  • MIDI passthrough allows for recording chords, scales and other MIDI CC data at the same time.
  • Additional chord sets for Drum & Bass (5) and EDM (5).
  • Improved MIDI handling.
  • Various bug fixes.

Scaler for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/AAX) is available for £43 GBP / 49 EUR.

More information: Plugin Boutique / Scaler