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Author Topic: How do I set up a scale that works with just nine notes  (Read 1965 times)
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« on: April 15, 2013, 12:20:52 PM »

I've been trying to set up a scale that has just nine notes in it. The notes are as follows:
159hz 261hz 372hz 483hz 594hz 615 hz 726hz 836 hz 948 hz

I can enter the notes to begin the scale and save them. But the equal temperment scale above some how changes the notes when I try to play it.

Can anyone help me with a template or how to do it?
Terry Roe

Robert Walker
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2013, 09:46:10 AM »

Hi Terry,

Have you run the Pitch Capabilities Wizard in the Out drop menu?

The midi file spec has only minimal requirements on a midi synth, in particular, it doesn't have to respond to pitch bends.

So, some synths can only play notes in twelve equal and ignore pitch bends. Others respect pitch bends but treat all channels identically so that you can only have one pitch bend in play at a time.

If the synth doesn't respond to pitch bends at all there isn't much you can do about that. If it treats all channels identically though, you can deal with that often by having several different copies of it running at once each set to receive its notes on a different midi channel.

Some synths also can be retuned directly using the SCALA scl files or the .Tun tuning tables.

So anyway that's the first thing to check, to run the pitch capabilities wizard, and if that's the reason, there may be work arounds depending on the synth.

Does this answer your question yet? What happens when you run the wizard?

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