Tome is a unique rack extension with an interactive display that allows you to quickly visualize how to play scales, melodies, and more on keyboard and most string instruments. With it, you can put away the theory books, stop googling scales, and move beyond memorization to focus on what really matters: making great music.
The perfect productivity tool for keyboard and string players of all skill levels.
With Tome's novel approach to scale calculation and live display of MIDI input you'll be able to make better music, faster, by sounding great on your instruments of choice.
Tome can display fingering charts for a variety of scales and modes in every key, allowing you to build scales and leads in numerous tonalities without skipping a beat.
- Major (Ionian)
- Minor (Aeolian)
- Harmonic Minor
- Melodic Minor
- Major Pentatonic
- Minor Pentatonic
- Spanish (Phyrgian Dominant)
When Tome receives MIDI input it overlays an intuitive display on top of the current Scale Visualization. MIDI notes that are in the current scale are shown in yellow, while input that is out of scale is shown in red.
This feature has a variety of useful applications for learning, transposing, and exploring musical phrases.
Please see the videos for a demonstration on the ways Tome can receive MIDI and their applications.
Supports Keyboard and String Instruments
All of Tome's features work identically whether visualizing a keyboard or a string instrument. Multiple adjacent Tomes offers an insightful look at how different instruments transpose and correlate to one another.
- Bass Guitar/Double Bass
Custom String Presets
Tome supports creating custom string instrument presets with up 6 strings, for those who want to visualize scales and MIDI in non-standard tunings or for instruments not in the preset list. Scale and MIDI visualization will be calculated on the fly and shown accurately for any string tuning you can think of.
Please see the feature demo for a demonstration on how to set up a custom string instrument.
Synergy with Reason 9
Tome synergizes nicely with some of the major new features in Reason 9:
-Audio to MIDI: By combining this powerful feature and Tome, any melody can be learned and mastered. Got a great riff you want to learn to play? Hum/Sing/Sample it and run that MIDI through Tome to see how its played on your instrument of choice. With Tome you can finally learn to player all those great sounding tunes you have floating in your head.
-Players: These devices can generate an unfathomably wide range of MIDI sequences. By visualizing the MIDI from players you can understand the theory and fingerings behind any combination of players, regardless of complexity.
MIDI In Indicator
Toggle for showing Sharps vs Flats
Separated Piano Scroll/Zoom from String Instruments
Piano now starts out at C2
1.0.3: Scale order updated to match Index
1.0.2: "None" Scale Added by Request
1.0.1: Ukulele Preset Added