Two Tuning Examples Silver2 and Phiter

May 24th, 2015


The tunings are created by Michael (Spectra CE) S.

Silver 2

tuning scala file

Phiter32 Blues

tuning scala file

Six 7-limit tetrads marvel woo scale – Animated Score

May 23rd, 2015

!Six 7-limit tetrads marvel woo scale with
51 11-limit dyads
! 7-limit transversal [15/14, 7/6, 6/5, 5/4, 9/7, 7/5, 3/2, 8/5, 12/7, 7/4, 15/8, 2]

After the Farm Failed (ambient, polytuned)

May 17th, 2015


After the Farm Failed is a polytuned ambient piece using soft and hardware synths, bowed cymbals and a freesound sample by Trebblofang

runway lights at night (Linnstrument Improvisation in Blue JI)

May 16th, 2015

I recommend viewing full screen or at least at the native 640 x 480

audio only

For those looking for the details below is a capture of the midi stream pianoteq sees in a different improvisation.

Animated Score for Half a Box of Marbles

May 14th, 2015

best viewed at native resolution or with full sun screen.

see this link for the score and audio file.

Lovingly, Kavena (17 edo solo piano)

May 8th, 2015


Lovingly, Kavena is written for a picture of a woman in my grandparent’s family photo album. Not sure what the relationship was. Perhaps Kavena could have been my grandmother but ultimately was not. Or perhaps she was just a close friend. In either case this piece is for distant memories in 17 note per octave tuning using my DIY 17 note per octave midi controller.


Animated score – view full sized for best results.

Microtonal Tuning a 12 Equal Guitar with Jam Origin’s MIDI Guitar

May 6th, 2015



In this presentation I use Jam Origin’s MIDI Guitar to send a microtonally retuned MIDI stream to Kontakt 5’s string ensemble. The guitar was run through the cakewalk amp sim. In the top graphic I show where the microtonal midi machine is loaded (lower right) and in the next graphic I show the interface of the microtonal machine. A key is to enable the same amount of pitch bend in MIDI guitar as well as the VSTi you are using. In this case it was the standard 2 whole tones. In the sound demo you can hear the 12 equal guitar playing single notes to full chords in 12 equal and at the same time the Kontakt strings in 125 cents per step tuning driven by the Jam Origin included audio VSTi. In sonar be sure to enable MIDI guitar’s midi out in order to put it into the list of your VSTi.


May 3rd, 2015


Frogcasting is a 12 string, bass, drums and synthesizer composition that pays homage to the practice of using frogs to forecast weather. It is not clear as to when, or if, the practice ceased.

A Troubled Past (experimental)

April 30th, 2015


A Troubled Past is a synthesizer and manipulated audio affair technically in 12 edo. With all of the modulation a significant amount of the sound is not anywhere near that tuning.

Target Practice (17 edo electric guitar duet)

April 27th, 2015


Target Practice download