Plugin Boutique’s Scaler 1.5 can help guitarists to come up with chord progressions

Plugin Boutique’s Scaler was already a useful tool for musicians who need a little help coming up with chord progressions, and the version 1.5 update should make it even better.

Many of the new features have been implemented with guitarists in mind. There’s now a Fretboard display - which was developed in collaboration with Joseph Greer, lead guitarist with The Temper Trap - a strumming feature and guitar presets.

Other additions include full chord editing and creation, an arpeggiator, parallel harmony and relative chord generators and new artist chord sets and sounds. On an aesthetic level, there’s now a light UI skin.

Scaler is a free update for registered users, while newbies can purchase it for $49/£40/€49. It’s available for PC and Mac in VST/AU/AAX formats. Find out more and download a demo on the Plugin Boutique website.  

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.