Zplane development has launched version 1.0 of its new AI-powered music theory plugin Tonic, an effect that helps you to find the scales and chords that work with your music.

Put the TONIC plugin on any audio track and hit play in your DAW. TONIC will analyse the sound in real time and present you with up to three suggested keys with a graphical representation showing the confidence level. Fold out the keys panel and try out notes and chords for the suggested keys to find the perfect fit.

Add bass, melody or harmony to your tracks with ease when knowing the key, scale and chords that work well with your recordings and samples.

Tonic features

  • Detect the key in any audio recording.
  • Explore the compatible notes and chords with the fold-out Keyboard View.
  • Mono and Stereo operation.
  • Reference tuning detection for recordings that deviate from A440.
  • Offline mode – detect the key before loading audio files into samplers.
  • Available as VST3, AU, and AAX plugins for use in your DAW of choice.
  • Native compatibility with both Intel and M1 Macs.

Tonic is available at Zplane and from distributor Plugin Boutique, at an introductory price of 29 EUR / $33 USD until November 15th, 2021 (regular 39 EUR / $45 USD).