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Weird MIDI scaler idea

June 8, 2011 | 7:18 pm

I wonder if anyone has come across something like this – I want to find / make a scaler that will play a new note from the selected scale wherever I play.

Ok to contrast – If you select say a C Minor Pentatonic in the Ableton scaler, it will play the same note on quite a few keys – e.g. C, C# and D will probably all play C.

What I want is a scaler that basically ignores the keyboard and plays you a new note every time, crushing the scales down, e.g. for a C minor pentatonic:

C plays C
C# – D#
D – F
D# – G
E – A#
F – C

and so forth. Does this already exist? If not can anyone suggest how to make it? Thanks!


June 9, 2011 | 12:33 am

Try using modulo and divide to split the notes up and then use a list of note values for your scale, here’s a little example which should make sense to you:

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June 15, 2011 | 12:32 am

Hey thanks for that mate, will check it out!


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