visheshl wrote: ↑07 Dec 2022I have a suggestion. I love scalematrix, but it has a very limiting factor, that is that it can only play one type of chord throughout the selected scale. And that's done by selecting root,third,fifth etc. As of now all these settings apply to the whole scale.
What i was suggesting is that since there is already a built in scale tools feature, where you can build the scale and save it. Then you can load up that scale in one of the slots.
So basically the scale notes column (after the scale selection column ) is redundant.
What i was suggesting is why not use this column to select a note instead.
So let's say i load up C# minor scale in the first slot. Now i select a note (from the note select column(currently scale notes column).
Now all the settings like root note third fifth,octave inversion which are now per scale would become per note.
So let's say that when i play C note i want it to play a triad, so i select the c note and then select root,third and fifth note.
But on D note i want it to play a seventh chord, so i select the D note the select root third a fifth and seventh.
Or for example on f note i could select a diminished chord with hi octave note and 2nd inversion.
So the point is to have different chord selections playing rather than a triad or seventh on the whole scale.
Hope this suggestion seems useful
And hope that you could implement it too.
As I understand, would you like to see somekind of ChordLine functionality inside the ScaleMatrix
Actually ScaleMatrix has a built in workaround for this, this is one of the purposes why ScaleMatrix has rows. I know, for this you have to use 2 hands, but in this way you can switch between the chordshapes not just for a specific note, but anytime when you wish. In a nutshell, you can use the Scale knob in ScaleMatrix for a similar way, like you using the Notes knob in Scales & Chords.
In ScaleMatrix the 7 row with different scales are good for experimenting, but in a performance perspective maybe 1 or 2 scale is usually enough, and you can utilize the rows for the different chordshapes.
I tried to keep simple this device, and some aspects this already too complex... so i would like to skip this, but good to know this device is still inspiring in various ways
Just for a quick clarification, if someone reads quickly your words.
- One row in the ScaleMatrix usually generates different type of chords. For example 1-3-5 chordnote setting produces major, minor or diminished chords on a diatonic scales depending on the incoming note. (As expected) Of course there are some special cases, where it is not true: if your scale is the chromatic scale, or built by other evenly spaced notes (like whole tone scale), the produced chord will has same quality for each incoming note.
- Scale Tools in ScaleMatrix (currently) are just for selecting scales from the huge libraries. For designing you have to use the Scale Notes section or the new randomization features (see the dropdown menu in the right end of the rows)