Year / Release Date : 11.2019
Version : 1.1.0
Developer : WA Production
Developer’s site : Pluginboutique
Format : VSTi, VST3, AU
Bit : 32bit, 64bit
Tabletka : cured
System requirements : Windows 7 and later (32/64 bit) \ OSX 10.7. and later (32/64 bit)
Description : Instascale is a newly created, gamma-oriented tool with 16 keys for the game. But wait, is that enough? It turns out that this is more than enough. Unlike standard keyboard instruments in which each key can play only one note, Instascale has a set of smart keys, each of which is capable of playing different notes. The new note will be based on the specified scale, the position of the last note and the action of the key assigned to it.
Instascale is available as a MIDI processor plugin that can be used on any DAW that supports VST instrument plugins (with MIDI routing) or AU MIDI effects plugin, and will work with any instrument you choose, without any restrictions regarding sound and equipment.
Training : With all the scales included in the plugin and various information displayed in the interface, Instascale can be a valuable source for learning different scales, tones and frets very quickly.
Hearing development : Get to know the scales in different keys, not knowing how to play them. Train your hearing to quickly recognize intervals and distances. Using the tonic function, you can stop at a certain note and see what feelings it evokes in comparison with other notes of this scale.
Challenging game : At first, Instascale may seem like a strange and unfamiliar tool, but don’t be alarmed. With enough practice and perseverance, you can create some really complex music that you could never make with any other instrument.
Experimentation and inspiration : Given that you can never make a mistake with Instascale, just play random notes and get inspiration from unpredictable, but quite musical results. You do not even need to use your MIDI keyboard, you can use your drum pad, assign it some keys and start playing. You will be surprised how great it sounds!
Violation of the rules : The plugin is based on doing things differently, using the rules, and then breaking them. Therefore, let this inspire you to go even further and find new ways to create music without limiting your imagination with black and white keys and minor / major scales. The plugin, of course, complies with the rules, but allows you to change them, maneuver or break. This allows you to change the gamma, tonality and tonic note on the fly, make crazy passages, even allows you to create your own experimental gamma.
We are sure that you will find Instascale easy to use, regardless of whether it is an educational tool for studying gamma or expanding your current knowledge, as a free outlet for your creativity, or it will be used as a brief reference or for applying to your live performance. Like making music, the possibilities inside Instascale are endless and all at your fingertips.
Scales. A list of commonly known and used scales such as Major, Minor, Melodic Minor, Harmonic Minor, Spanish, Arabic, Major Pentatonic, Minor Pentatonic, Blues, In Sen, Hirajoshi and more.
User friendly Interface: There are a lot of elements on the interface such as different readouts, virtual keyboards and graphics which help the user have a better experience and get the most out of the plugin.
Edit or Add Scales. Users can edit existing scales or add their own scales (Full version only).
Home Note. The home note can be changed from the root to any other note on the scale making it possible to play different modes or accompanying chord changes.
Playing Keys with lots of options. For each of the 16 playing keys, there are two menus. The mapping menu, and the action menu. First one determines where the key is placed on the controller, and includes a list of MIDI notes. The second menu determines what the key does and includes some static and some relative options like ‘Home’, ‘Repeat’, ‘+1’, etc. You can read more about the playing keys in the manual.
Control Keys. There are several control keys that can be set and used to improve live performance. These keys provide an easy access to control and change the scale, octave, root and home parameters using midi notes on the controller.
Root – / +, Scale – / +, Home – / +, Octave – / +. When assigned to a midi note, these keys can be used to change the Key (root), Scale, Home Note and Octave by switching up or down the values.
Scale, Root, Home, Octave Switch keys. These assign a series of midi notes to be used to switch between specific values just by hitting a single note. For example by setting Root Switch to ‘C2-B2’, C2 on the controller will set the key to C, C # will set the key to C # and so on.
Poly: Multiple notes can be played simultaneously. Same notes can be stacked on top of each other to build chords. For example in C major, Home key plus two stacked +2 key will produce C major chord (C + E + G). The order of notes are important. So even if you’re using MIDI editor in your DAW and placing them at the same point in time or even on top of each other, the first note created will be the first one processed and so the second note’s value is based on the first ones.
Octave Shifter: Shifts the output octave up and down. Input octave can also be shifted to a more preferable playing position or to match the host’s labels, using ‘C2’ menu.
Pass through mode: By changing the mode to pass through, users can bypass the plugin play the target instrument normally.
Map Playing and Control Keys: Instascale allows users to change the default settings and map all the keys to desired midi notes. Different keys can have the same offset value making it possible to set interesting playing modes.
User’s manual, online tutorials and support. To get started and learn more about the plugin you can check out the manual and video tutorials. You can always contact us if you had any questions.
New: AAX format.
New: 75% UI scaling option and enhanced skin.
Minor bug fixes. Preset manager, parameters, etc.