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tdel

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Alternative scales/tunings
« on: February 10, 2021, 06:21:00 pm »
The ability to import non-standard scales/tunings is available for example on the modern Sequential synths. Getting outside of the traditional Western 12 TET tuning opens up entirely new dimensions of composition.  To put it simply: the Polybrute cries out for this feature.

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Re: Alternative scales/tunings
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2021, 08:05:48 pm »
Yeah... this is the synth that makes me want to try some other scales, exactly because its off the scale sonic nature just begs for some xenharmonic adventures :D

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Re: Alternative scales/tunings
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2021, 08:42:13 am »
+1!

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Re: Alternative scales/tunings
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2021, 06:55:30 pm »
+1 This!

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Re: Alternative scales/tunings
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2021, 05:57:58 pm »
+1

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Re: Alternative scales/tunings
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2021, 08:43:35 pm »
Until we get alternative scales, we can make N Notes Equal Temperament scales using the mod matrix Key/Seq to Global Pitch. I've posted instructions and example patches here:

Making N-notes Equal Temperament scales
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Sergej Volkov

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Re: Alternative scales/tunings
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2021, 04:57:09 pm »
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larioso

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Re: Alternative scales/tunings
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2021, 11:37:16 am »
+1

Microtuning like Korg Prologue has selectable each preset would be nice.
Sometimes you get too much harmonic beating in higher octaves and could stretch that a bit.

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Re: Alternative scales/tunings
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2022, 02:30:49 pm »
+1

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Re: Alternative scales/tunings
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2022, 09:17:36 am »
+1

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Re: Alternative scales/tunings
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2022, 08:17:50 pm »
+1!! Ideally, one could import .scl files over PBC, that would be so neat!

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Re: Alternative scales/tunings
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2022, 02:44:57 am »
One reason I believe this is not going to happend is that calibration of tuning is deliberately tuning voices off the equal temperament anyway, not to sound sterile.

I consequently saw three voices tuned above equal, and three voices below. This to create a more phat sounding synth doing chords.

So a scale/tuning off equal temperament is meaningless since never tuned straight equal anyway,

Maybe calibration should be really tight to equal temperament, and then offer more pitch accuracy settings like some synths do. But all existing patches should be first setting off equal not to suddenly sound too sterile.

I saw a review from Tim Shoebridge over Moog One, where they introduced such a strict calibration that it sounded all lifeless. And this was only on/off thing, and obvious choice then having it off.

Sequential offer this Vintage knob, Behring DeepMind offer a range of settings for rate and deviation in pitch and parameters separately to get the vintage tone you want. Starsky Carr did numerous reviews comparing synths directly with each other, and the vintage settings did all the difference to sound like the vintage synths.


 

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