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
Synthanola – Bach Invention’s 8 and 13 was uploaded by: 256byteram
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Free Music Software: Oli Larkin has updated Autotalent – a free auto tune plugin for Mac & Windows. This is a VST/AU port of Tom Baran’s open source pitch correction LADSPA plug-in. At the moment it is designed to be used on a mono track, if used on a stereo track, the left channel will… Read More Free Auto Tune App May Turn Everybody Into T-Pain
Microtonal tuning with Silent Way Voice Controller was uploaded by: expertsleepers
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The Dusk Tiger: Gibsons Robotic Guitar was uploaded by: wired
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