In the last few years, microtonal tuning capabilities have evolved from a fairly niche interest into a fairly common feature on synthesizers.
This is driven by an increased interest in so-called ‘experimental’ tuning, in non-equal temperament and in tuning systems from around the world.
Many current synths support microtonal tuning – including synths from Moog, Novation, Sequential and others.
In this official Novation livestream video, product specialist Chris Calcutt (-Calc-) explores the world of microtuning in depth. He covers an introduction to microtonal music, how it can be used musically and even how to create custom tuning tables.
Calcutt focuses on the Novation Peak, which has deep microtonal support. He also takes a look at Leimma, a browser-based application for working with microtonal tuning and building custom tunings. Along the way, he demonstrates how to create a custom tuning system for the Bass Station II.
Are you using alternative tuning systems? If so, share your experiences in the comments!