Developer Jesper Nordin has introduced ScaleGen for iPad, described as ‘the ultimate tool for musicians who want to explore new ways of thinking about music.’
ScaleGen is a tool for organizing pitches into custom scales and tunings. It lets you create and audition scales within the app, and then export it as a MIDI file or to their gestural music app Gestrument.
It goes far beyond mainstream types of scales, letting you experiment with up to 24 notes per octave, use historical and experimental microtonal tuning and even scales that are different in each octave, like the overtone series.
Here’s the official intro video for ScaleGen:
ScaleGen comes with predefined scales of all kinds – from the traditional western scales and early music (Baroque/Renaissance) scales to Asian scales from India, Indonesia and elsewhere to more conceptual scales.
ScaleGen is available in the App Store for US $9.99.
If you’ve used ScaleGen, leave a comment and let us know what you think of it!