Scaler Tutorial

Scaler Explained®

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19 Videos | Length: 2hr 37min 23sec
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    Loading Scaler & the Interface

    In this first video, learn the different ways in which you can load the Scaler plug-in and the different areas of the plug-in interface.

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    Extracting Audio & MIDI

    Discover the different ways in which you can extract chords and scales from MIDI and Audio files so you can use them to generate new, complementary chord progressions.

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    The Header

    Learn all about the Status Bar and Performance Panel of the header, which allows you to monitor MIDI and audio detection, plus access shortcuts to important playback settings.

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    The Instrument Panel

    Now take a detailed look at the Instrumental Panel and see how it can be set as a keyboard or a guitar fretboard, and also the way the display changes when you play chords. Larry then discusses the available preset sound options.

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    Browser Section A

    In this video, Larry shows you how to choose Scales and browse Chord Sets from both the Genres and Artists options, plus how to load a user progression and lock it to a tonic and key.

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    Browser Section B

    Next up, explore the Chord Exploder in section B which allows you to change up chord varieties, inversions and substitutions.

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    Modulation

    Larry now goes deep into the Modulation Page which allows you to change keys smoothly for your track and also how to get to the target key musically.

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    The Progression Builder

    In this video, learn how to build progressions, dragging and dropping chords to create patterns. Then see how to save and export progressions into your DAW!

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    Pads & Patterns

    Next up, see how to use the Patterns in more detail, as well as how to jam out song ideas using the Pad View and Key Switching.

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    Edit Tab

    Larry now discusses the Edit Playback Setting which focusses on changing octave, inversion, and tonic for each chord, and then how to edit the duration of each chord in the progression to create interesting rhythmic variations.

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    Performances & Phrases

    Learn how to use Performances and Phrases both globally and on a chord by chord basis to create the impression that your progression is being played by a top professional musician!

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    Rhythms, Arpeggios & Strumming

    See the ways in which you can further add groove and interest to your progressions with Rhythms and Arpeggios. You'll also explore how to mimic a guitar strum effect using the Strumming setting, and how these can be added on a chord by chord basis using playback performances!

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    Bass & Melodies

    Larry demonstrates how to use Scaler to generate baselines and melody ideas that complement any given chord progression.

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    Keys Lock

    In this video, watch how to use the amazing Keys Lock feature that allows you to stay in key no matter which key you hit. This can be done in different ways including following the notes of our chords. See how!

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    Voice Grouping & Humanize

    Next up see how to create automatic, smooth professional sounding progressions using voice grouping and humanization.

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    Chord Edit Mode & Right Click Menu

    In this video, Larry reveals the chord edit panel including the features you can access from the Right Click Menu for chords within and outside your Progression Builder.

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    Preferences & Sessions Menu

    Discover the Preferences and Session Menu options which allow you to synchronize Scalers to keep chords and basslines locked in together.

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    Creating a Techno Idea

    In this video, Larry uses some of the techniques you have learnt throughout the videos to generate a cool Techno idea.

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    Creating a Neo Soul Idea

    Last but not least, Larry shows you how to use Modulation to make a great a Neo-Soul idea that moves from one key to another smoothly.

Product Overview


Studio expert Larry Holcombe presents comprehensive Plugin Boutique Scaler 2 video tutorials! If you want to learn how to take advantage of all the features and functions available in Scaler and use them to create a world of new ideas, expressions and melodies, this course is the one to watch. Larry walks you through the basics and then dives into the more advanced features and functions, as well as shows you them in action by creating different song ideas from scratch. These videos are for new Plugin Boutique Scaler 2 users.

Larry welcomes you and then starts at the beginning, showing you the different ways to load the Scaler plug-in and the main areas of the plug-in interface, and how to extract chords and scales from MIDI and Audio files so you can use them to generate new, complementary chord progressions. Then learn all about the Status Bar and Performance Panel of the header, which allows you to monitor MIDI and audio detection, plus access shortcuts to important playback settings. Next, explore how to choose Scales and browse Chord Sets from both the Genres and Artists options, plus how to load a user progression and lock it to a tonic and key, and then easily change up its chord varieties, inversions and substitutions for a totally new sound!

Throughout the rest of the course you'll see how to use more advanced features like Modulation, the Progression Builder, Pads and Patterns, Performances and Phrases, Rhythms, Arpeggios and Strumming, easily generate baselines and melodies, create automatic, smooth professional sounding chord progressions using voice grouping and humanization, creating both a techno idea as well as a Neo Soul beat, and more!

To see exactly what these in-depth Plugin Boutique Scaler 2 tutorials show you, and how they'll make using Scaler to generate amazing chords, baselines and melodies fun and easy, see the individual Scaler video tutorial descriptions on this page. Generate new ideas for your songs and productions today... Watch “Scaler Explained®” now.


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Scaler Explained® is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from A very thorough look into Scaler! He really brings light to some of the obscure area's in this capable plugin! It's a must have for your music toolbox! Very well done!
Date published: 2021-06-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Scaler Explained very helpful This is great for beginners to learn Scaler
Date published: 2021-06-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Helped Improve my Songwriting! After watching this I have a much better understanding of how Scaler 2 is organized. I know have several new workflows I can use when songwriting with Scaler 2.
Date published: 2021-06-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Perfect explained!!!!! You are a great teacher, thank you so much!
Date published: 2021-06-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Outstanding overview I’ve been using Scaler for awhile and their tutorials are good. But this overview was in-depth and brought home some functions I struggled to understand on my own. Scaler along with this video series is a game changer in my workflow. Thanks Larry!!
Date published: 2021-06-12
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