Plugin Boutique has released version 1.7 of Scaler, its chord composer plug-in. The update provides users with enhanced features, including new chord sets, scales and re-detection capabilities.
Scaler is a MIDI effect with compositional functions like note detection, chord suggestions and scale options. With version 1.7, you’ll have access to 30 new chord sets – from blues, Latin and bossa nova – and over a hundred new scales. The latter encompasses all the modes of melodic and harmonic minor scales.
Additionally, the tool’s chord builder is now equipped with re-detection, letting you conveniently find a scale to fit your progression. You can also preview the chord sets and copy them to the builder with a few clicks. And for bassists, the plug-in’s fretboard feature now supports five new bass tunings, including four-, five- and six-stringed options.
Here are some other new features:
- Improved diatonic chords: Navigate between triads, 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th chords of any scale
- Improved chord naming
- Small screen support
- Bug fixes and performance improvements
Here’s a walkthrough of the Scaler 1.7:
Retails at $49. Also available as a free update for existing owners. More info at pluginboutique.com.