Re: [linux-audio-user] Midi tuning control?

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Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 2:35 pm

On Tuesday 10 January 2006 19:30, M P Smoak was like:

No, you're not the only one.

If you really want to do pitch adjustments to MIDI, you need to look at
something like scala or at least figure
out how to make microtonal adjustments to the pitch-bend controller. This is
not really the correct way to go about it as MIDI is nothing more than a
digital piano-roll, it only cares about the notes of the scale not the
frequencies. That said, scala is a fascinating package if you're interested
in microtonality.

The only synth that does this properly is ZynAddSubFX Zyn features global pitch adjustment as
well as the possibility to reproduce any temperament. Works well with the
temperament definitions from scala.

Most external keyboards should be tuneable, my D10 has a 'master tune'
setting, I would have thought your mkb-200 does somewhere too.

Actually all softsynths _should_ be tuneable, but too many developers seem to
assume that A=440Hz is the standard pitch and don't provide an easy way to
change this. I'm beginning to regard pitch adjustment as a required feature.
I'm thinking a couple of clearly worded feature requests might not go amiss

There is also a LADSPA plugin - AM pitchshifter (amPitchshift, 1433), Pitch
Scaler (pitchScale, 1193) or Higher Quality Pitch Scaler (pitchScaleHQ, 1194)
are probably the ones you want. This way you could tune the recording to your

AFAIK getting a slider to do this would involve figuring out some way to hook
up a MIDI controller so pitch bend is controlled by a slider rather than a
sprung lever. Possibly not rocket science. I have never tried it.

tim hall

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[linux-audio-user] Midi tuning control?, M P Smoak, (Tue Jan 10, 7:26 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Midi tuning control?, tim hall, (Wed Jan 11, 2:35 pm)
[linux-audio-user] please ignore, Lazzaro Nicolò Ciccolella..., (Wed Jan 11, 8:06 am)