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Scaler 2+ Advanced Bundle

FX Bundle by Plugin Boutique

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"Scaler… I love it!"
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"A useful, great value plug-in to help you easily explore new progressions."
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"Clever scale detection system. Smooth, logical workflow. Effortlessly build in-key progressions. Huge variety of scales and voicings."
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Plugin Boutique Scaler 2

Scaler 2 makes finding chords and progressions intuitive and fun! It’s a comprehensive but easy to use toolbox that will help anyone make better music. You can now also get the Producer's Guide to Scaler 2 and the Advanced Guide to Music Theory for Producers, along with the brand new Scaler 2, in one unique collection.

Producer's Guide to Scaler 2 walks you through the entirety of Scaler 2, providing everything you need to master your brand new music theory workstation, while the Advanced Guide to Music Theory for Producers is a comprehensive, detailed walkthrough of the fundamentals of music theory, including how to build simple and complex chords in the major and minor key and how to modulate between keys using the cycle of fifths.

Together, these three products go hand-in-hand to help you master the art of music theory and apply it to your productions with Scaler 2. The Scaler 2+ Advanced Bundle is exclusive to Plugin Boutique and available for a limited time only.

Empower the Composer Within

Scaler 2 is an inspirational and powerful music theory workstation that gives you access to a world of new ideas, expressions and melodies. With powerful detection of MIDI and audio, Scaler 2 can determine what key and scale you’re in and suggest chords that match your music. The plugin helps you discover the perfect melody with performance expressions, and can even suggest ways to change from one key to another.

Benefits

  • Discover your music’s key and explore alternative scales and chord sets
  • Choose from hundreds of keys, quickly build progressions in the sequencer
  • Over 200 artist chord sets from the likes of Carl Cox, MJ Cole, The Temper Trap, Mitekiss, CeCe Rogers and Mike Huckaby
  • Over 200 genre and mood-based chord sets such as Chill, Drum & Bass, Jazz, Cinematic, EDM, Progressive…
  • Browse chord variations to get suspended chords, extended chords, dominant sevenths and jazz chords
  • Use the arpeggio or strum features to perform in real-time and synced to your DAW
  • Discover chord substitutions that lend variety to your progressions
  • Experiment with different chord voicings to spread notes across the keyboard
  • Export MIDI to your DAW simply by dragging and dropping
  • Assign any VST / AU instrument to Scaler 2 to control your favourite synths
  • Play and record one-finger chords and melodies using Scaler 2’s Bind MIDI function

New for Version 2

  • Redesigned from the ground up with over 200 new chord sets, hundreds of new scales, and 30 new instruments
  • Play melodic expressions with over 200 phrases, performances and rhythms by professional musicians
  • Establish your scale with audio detection as well as MIDI detection
  • Keys Lock helps you create emotive melodies by locking keys to your chords
  • MIDI Capture lets you perform inside Scaler 2 and then export the results as MIDI
  • Modulation suggestions give you new ways to reach musical destinations
  • Get more natural-sounding melodies and expressions with the humanise function
  • Edit Mode for adjusting length, inversion, octave and more per chord in a pattern
  • Pad View helps you to arrange multiple patterns and key switch between them
  • Audition new progressions in context with DAW Sync playback
  • Voice Grouping can keep your chords within a certain range for voice leading
  • Chord editing and moving tools include lasso, drag n drop, replace and insert
  • More than 100 new expressions in triplet feel and across several time signatures including 3/4, 5/4, 6/8, 12/8
  • New Chord Create / Editor mode - create chords by searching & selecting from the circle of fifths or by entering note by note on your keyboard
  • Control individual notes and velocities in each chord

Learn more about Scaler 2.

Producer's Guide to Scaler 2

Please Note: The modules included in this online guide can be streamed within the Courses section of your account area and are not available to download.

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. In this comprehensive course from Producertech Senior Tutor Rob Jones, you’ll be taken through every part of the plugin, whilst creating chords patterns, basslines, leadlines and arpeggios, working in a number of different DAW setups.

Sample Module

Course Breakdown

Module 1 - Course Introduction

Rob introduces the Course with a brief explanation of Scaler 2 and what it can do, as well as explaining how the modules are structured and the various subjects covered throughout the tutorial series.

Module 2 - Overview 1 - Creating a Staccato Strings Phrase in D Minor

In this first Overview Module, Rob works his way through Scaler, starting by choosing a scale and introducing sections as he goes, whilst building up a D minor triad chords progression, played by Orchestral Strings.

Module 3 - Overview 2 - Creating some Classic Synth Breakdown Chords

In this second Overview Module, Rob begins again and takes a different path through Scaler, this time finding inspiration in the song presets to kick things off, whilst slowly building up a classic Synth Breakdown Chords Sequence.

Module 4 - Workflow 1 - Making Chords and Accompaniment for a House Groove

Working to a House Beat and Bass Loop, Rob shows how Scaler can be used to come up with chords progressions and other rhythmic, melodic accompaniment.

Module 5 - Workflow 2 - Creating Parts from a Single Chord Oneshot Sample

Using Scaler 2’s new Audio Detection feature, Rob drags in a oneshot sample and uses that as the basis for a Chords Pattern, from which a bassline is also made. There is also a guide to using Scaler as a MIDI FX device rather than a regular instrument on a software instrument track in Logic.

Module 6 - Workflow 3 - Reconstructing Chords and Creating a Bassline from a Chords Sample

Starting with a longer Chords Loop Sample this time, Rob drags it into Scaler and then reconstructs the pattern so it can be used to play instruments in Logic. Several rhythmic variations are made, and different bassline options are demonstrated.

Module 7 - Workflow 4 - Synthwave Arrangement Construction

This lengthier workflow builds up a Synthwave track from the ground up, starting with a rhythmic bassline and then adding swelling chords and descending arp lines. The arrangement is then fleshed out with a section that modulates to a related key, as well as shorter bridges to ease from one section to the next. This module starts by showing how to set up Ableton Live’s i/o options to play instruments with Scaler.

Learn more about Producer's Guide to Scaler 2.

Advanced Guide to Music Theory for Producers

Please Note: The modules included in this online guide can be streamed within the Courses section of your account area and are not available to download.

In this course, you will learn how analysis melodic content, how to build simple and complex chords in the major and minor key and how to modulate between keys using the cycle of fifths.

Sample Module

Course Breakdown

Module 1 - Basics Recap - Working with a Jazzy Break

Rob works through all of the subjects covered on the Beginner’s course by first analysing the melodic content in a bassline, to figure out the key of the track, and then showing many different examples of monophonic and polyphonic accompaniment to go with it.

Module 2 - Related Major and Minor Keys

An intro to related keys, starting with the simplest, the relative major or minor. After explaining what it is, Rob shows how it works in a breakbeat track, demonstrating the changes that a melodic phrase needs to make in order to work with the new harmony.

Module 3 - Advanced Chords I - Working with Triads

This first chords module is a detailed exploration of the ways in which diatonic triads present themselves in a major and minor scale, providing a wealth of knowledge about which ones to use when creating triad chord progressions.

Module 4 - More Related Keys 

Rob moves on to additional common keys to modulate to when producing, beginning with the dominant. This is shown in a number of examples, with one being the creation of a breakdown in a House track, and the others a range of compositions that utilise a ‘cycle of fifths’ technique.

Module 5 - i-iv-VI Progression - Liquid DnB Groove

A guide to creating melodic content around a bassline, playing a i-iv-VI pattern of notes. Basslines and triads are recorded into a project and then edit, with an additional descending melody played in on top.

Module 6 - Advanced Chords II 

This second chords module expands the palette further with richer and more interesting chords like 7th and 9ths, both of which are used to form chord progressions in grooves, with one played in and edited and the other drawn in entirely with the mouse.

Learn more about Producertech Advanced Theory.

System Requirements

Mac

  • OS X 10.8 and later
  • 64-bit compatible only

Formats

  • AAX
  • Audio Units (AU)
  • VST2
  • VST3

Windows

  • Windows 7 and later
  • 64-bit compatible only

Formats

  • AAX 
  • VST2
  • VST3

Scaler 2 Compatibility

Mac

  • Cubase 9.5 - OK
  • ProTools 12.8 - OK
  • FL Studio 12 - OK (VST, not VST3)
  • FL Studio 20 -  OK (MIDI routing available from VST2 only)
  • Studio One 3 - OK
  • Studio One 4 - OK
  • Ableton Live 9 - OK
  • Ableton Live 10 - OK
  • Logic Pro X - OK
  • Reaper - OK
  • Bitwig Studio 2 - OK
  • Maschine 2 - OK - No MIDI Routing: Use Blue Cat Audio Patchwork for MIDI Routing
  • Reason - OK - No MIDI Routing: Use Blue Cat Audio Patchwork for MIDI Routing

Windows

  • FL Studio 12 - OK
  • FL Studio 20 -  OK (MIDI routing available from VST2 only)
  • Cubase 9.5 - OK
  • ProTools 12.8 - OK
  • Studio One 3 - OK
  • Studio One 4 - OK
  • Ableton Live 9 - OK
  • Ableton Live 10 - OK
  • Reaper - OK
  • Bitwig Studio 2 - OK
  • Maschine 2 - OK - No MIDI Routing: Use Blue Cat Audio Patchwork for MIDI Routing
  • Reason - OK - No MIDI Routing: Use Blue Cat Audio Patchwork for MIDI Routing

Important Notes:

  • Scaler 2 is only 64-bit compatible.
  • The online courses included in this bundle can be streamed within the Courses section of your account area and are not available to download.

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