As many of you know, we use modes and scales unconsciously very often, because we maybe found a cool scale by accident e.g.
The basic 5 are of course omnipresent, but what if you want to create a feeling not covered by any of the usual suspects?
If you want to go for ambiguous, mysterious sounding leads or pads, you can try using the Octatonic scale.
This scale consists of half-step (HS) and whole-Step (WS) following each other. So start at your desired point and go HS, WS, HS, WS, HS, WH.. until your reach the octave from your root note.
This scale is super easy to set up and will give you very unique sounding results.
Inverted Octatonic scale
It just seems like a little thing, but try letting your scale start with the WH, followed by the HS, and so on. It will reveal a whole different feel.
Try it and tell us, what kind of sound you could create with it! What is the overall feeling you get from this scale?
Feel free to comment! 😂