[linux-audio-dev] Common synthesizer interface -or- microtonal alternative to MIDI?

Jens M Andreasen jens.andreasen at chello.se
Tue May 3 12:14:46 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-05-03 at 14:55 +0300, michael tewner wrote:

> >
> > To my awareness, the hardware synths that do microtuning can be set up
> > any twisted imaginable way. You might have to look one page further down
> > though, to get past the 12 note/octave convenience setup.
> THere was a piece written for the DX-7 (symphonia?) that had ~60
> steps/octave. It wasn't diffucult to set up, just time consuming. All you
> would have to do is program the multitune on each device - The MIDI note
> number is layer of abstraction; it doesn't *need* to map to it's
> traditional key.

If "it" (symphonia?) was tuned even tempered 60 note/octave, the DX7*
will do the tuning in almost no time from the "convenience page". Select
"even tempered", select "60", done! (Well, approximately like that ...)

[*] The DX7 MkII that is. Or a MkI retrofitted with the kit from Grey
Matter Response.


  c[]  //  Jens M Andreasen

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