Carlos decided to explore Asymmetric Division of the octave, which allows for scales that are ‘exotic and fresh’, but results in ‘broken’ octaves that are widely out of tune. … Read More The Asymmetric Scales Of Wendy Carlos
The Autopilot is a dual tuner module. It lets you tune your oscillators instantly, by patching the pitch CV to the Autopilot and applying the reference waveform.… Read More Endorphin.es Autopilot Eurorack Tuning Module
Xen-Arts has introduced IVOR2, a major update to their free Ivor microtonal virtual analog synthesizer for Linux & WIndows. IVOR2 is designed to be microtonal sound-designer’s virtual analog synthesizer, with a workflow tailored to microtonal synthesis. It’s also designed to be an educational tool for learning about subtractive sound synthesis and musical instrument intonation (microtuning and xenharmonics).
This video, via MinutePhysics, takes a quick look at why tuning a piano is so complicated – and summarizes the tuning compromises that are inherent in equal-tempered tuning.
Developer Affinity Blue has introduced a new app, Tunable, for Android and iOS. Tunable is a chromatic tuner, tone/chord generator and metronome that helps musicians learn to play steadily, in tune, and on beat. Featuring a unique tuning history display for visualizing pitch over time, Tunable is designed to be a toolkit for professional and… Read More Tunable For Android & iOS
Recent developments in synth technology are driving an explosion of experimentation with microtonal electronic music – and many of these experiments are showing up on YouTube. Non-standard tunings may initially sound strange or out of tune. But moving beyond equal-tempered tuning opens up infinite tuning possibilities and alternate music traditions for musicians to explore. Recently,… Read More Microtonal Electronic Music On YouTube