Which plugin can help you play many scales in Mixcraft?

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fantasyvn
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Which plugin can help you play many scales in Mixcraft?

Post by fantasyvn » Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:02 am

What if you want to jam in exotic scales in Mixcraft?

Could you advise which plugin can help you do this? I have tried Scaler, but its scales are very limited. I've also tried Autotonic, but its setup is clumsy.

Thank you

Topcheese
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Re: Which plugin can help you play many scales in Mixcraft?

Post by Topcheese » Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:39 pm

I've always found this to be really good for a free product.

http://www.mucoder.net/en/tonespace/

and here's this.
https://waproduction.com/plugins/view/instascale
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fantasyvn
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Re: Which plugin can help you play many scales in Mixcraft?

Post by fantasyvn » Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:54 pm

Thank you so much.

w1av
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Re: Which plugin can help you play many scales in Mixcraft?

Post by w1av » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:44 pm

For a long time while studying modes I used a VERY helpful website https://jguitar.com/scaledictionary.jsp that has a useful dictionary of pretty much all you would need as far as modes/exotic scales. It takes a little work to memorize this stuff and exotic scales are useless unless the chords you are playing to are the right ones for that mode. I write, and record exclusively in modes. Mostly jazzy stuff and thematic stuff. What I do when I am inspired to write a tune, I always opt for a mode first. That may sound a bit crazy but it's all I know. I pick a scale/mode, say Dorian in the key of F# for example. Then map out a 2 and 1/2 octave spread on keyboard of the notes of that mode. Then build chords from the notes. If you play the E major scale over an F#m chord, you get Dorian mode in F#. The relationship of modes/chords is important otherwise the scale makes no sense in conjunction with the chords. Basically you have to learn some theory because exotic scales or modes on their own wont give you much. It's the underlying harmony that brings out the flavor of the scale. Here is an example of one of my personal favorite "exotic" scales......the Prometheus mode which is VERY dark. https://classicmisfits.bandcamp.com/track/pleroma-iii It sounds kinda like Lydian mode but it has a flat 7th. Somewhere in the middle of the tune I used whats called the "Oriental" scale....which is in with harmonic major scales. I recorded this while up in New Hampshire on vacation earlier this month. I used a very minimal setup. A small PC with a USB midi keyboard. Thats it, not even a recording interface. The tune is an instrumental just demonstrating some midi instrument production. In between mountain climbing, hiking and kayaking I some how managed to find time to record a whole album.

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