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

Aaron Johnson aaron at akjmusic.com
Tue Apr 28 13:40:14 UTC 2009

> On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 5:20 AM, Dave Phillips <dlphillips at woh.rr.com>wrote:
>> 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.
I'm glad we agree...it's one of the charms of the softsynth--getting rid of
hard-wired of physical limitations.....and SCALA is by now the de-facto

Aaron Krister Johnson

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