Perhaps there are different melodic minor scales, but I learned the ascending was different to the descending as in the example for A min below. I couldn't find a scale in your patterns to do this. ascending F# G# descending all naturals. Thanks
The i2M currently doesn't support scales which use different notes when ascending compared to descending. The reason is that the scales are implemented as a form of quantisation and this doesn't use previous notes to adjust what notes are quantised.
So, currently, the melodic minor scale only includes the ascending melodic minor notes.
Thanks James. Could you simply add the two extra notes in the melodic minor scales? (I hope I understood you.) Guess its a toss up. If Sonuus enables these notes, which make a true mel min scale available, it may cause some wrong notes to be triggered if intonation is not good on the two changing notes (I use the i2M on flute). But this may be better than having to turn off the scale function, and risk wrong note triggering possible on all notes.
Perhaps change the current mel min scale to "mel min scale ascending", and add another scale "mel min scale asc & desc" to the selection with the two extra notes included.
PaulK wrote: Perhaps change the current mel min scale to "mel min scale ascending", and add another scale "mel min scale asc & desc" to the selection with the two extra notes included.
I think this is a good idea, I've added it to our list of future changes (essentially it's just an update to the i2M editor). We are also thinking about ways to let users design their own "custom" scale so you can have anything you want.
In Jazz, we only call your ascending scale the Melodic minor. Your descending scale is an Aeolian minor. Adding notes from the Aeolian minor to the Melodic minor would be a bad idea, unless you call it something else - 'classical melodic minor', maybe...
Just to say that the Desktop Editor update with the new scale is now available on our web site (version 1.3.00).
We've also added some things to the i2M firmware, so we suggest you also update this at the same time so you can take advantage of the new features added to the editor. (The new scale will work without updating the firmware, but the other new features won't.)