[linux-audio-dev] Common synthesizer interface -or- microtonal alternative to MIDI?
Jens M Andreasen
jens.andreasen at chello.se
Tue May 3 15:42:04 UTC 2005
On Tue, 2005-05-03 at 09:37 -0400, Paul Winkler wrote:
> On Tue, May 03, 2005 at 02:14:46PM +0200, Jens M Andreasen wrote:
> > 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 ...)
> So you assign 60 pitches per octave - doesn't that leave you with
> only just over a 2 octave range?
Right, and you'd need an incredible 10 meter wide keyboard for an 8
octave range, split over a handful of devices ...
c // Jens M Andreasen
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