[LAD] making 'whysynth' microtonal/tuning-table capable

porl sheean porl42 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 12:25:48 UTC 2009

perhaps someone could write a simple library that takes a midi-key (0-127)
as input, as well as a 'scala' mapping and outputs frequency numbers? rather
than every project reimplementing the same idea.

having written this, you all probably think it is obvious anyway, so i'll
keep quiet :)


2009/4/28 Dave Phillips <dlphillips at woh.rr.com>

> Aaron Johnson wrote:
> > ... after having located the code snippet in whysynth that creates a
> > standard 12-equal tuning array, called 'y_pitch', as factors relative
> > to 440HZ (A440), and indexed by MIDI note numbers. I wonder, how easy
> > would it be to make this table dynamic and subject to for example,
> > loading a SCALA .scl file, or at least, a user defined array which can
> > be loaded from a dialog box?
> I'd like to second Aaron's proposal/request. Support for Scala files
> should be standard in all software synthesizers. It seems a bit
> ludicrous to fix intonation at 12-tone ET when the medium is capable of
> any intonation desired.
> Best,
> dp
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