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Its something I never tried – for some reason I just thought that the Kontakt note per octave would stop at 99 notes per octave and just never tried to push it much past 26 edo or so. But, when investigating things related to my Parva I just let the note per octave number go…. well into the 300’s with no sign of hitting a limit. Of course, with only 128 midi notes, 300 divisions of an octave in one instrument is not terribly useful, though 106 edo is something I’ve come to really enjoy and the Kontakt Factory String Ensemble in all of its glory accepts this tuning with grace and poise. No chipmunks or weridly mutilated samples here! So, for my enjoyment and I hope yours as well, I present this short 106 edo improvisation. Clicking into the note per octave number lets you type in your desired division directly.
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The Apparition of Government is a short Pianoteq improvisation using Petr Parizek 19 note meantone tuning. I took the photo.
! mtsoa19.scl ! Meantone with stretched octaves, enharmonic scale (Gb to B#) 19 ! 70.67242686428 121.28963620165 191.96206306593 262.63448993022 313.25169926758 383.92412613187 454.59655299615 505.21376233352 575.88618919780 626.50339853517 697.17582539945 767.84825226373 818.46546160110 889.13788846538 959.81031532966 1010.42752466703 1081.09995153131 1151.77237839560 1202.38958773297
A Postcard from Trappist 1 is an adaptive Just Intonation improvisation using the Parva synthesizer.
Indium  and 16 edo examples using Scala’s relay tuning to on-the-fly retune my Linnstrument midi into said tunings via the traditional omni pitch bend method. I’m still working out on the perfecting the technique so these dsound examples do have pitch bend and other artifacts. No effects were added – these were taken directly off of the Parva output.
Indium  is a tuning developed by Gene Ward Smith
!indium17.scl ! Indium 2.5/3.7/3.11/3 subgroup scale in 31\253 tuning 17 ! 123.32016 147.03557 270.35573 294.07115 417.39130 441.10672 564.42688 588.14229 611.85771 735.17787 758.89328 882.21344 905.92885 1029.24901 1052.96443 1176.28458 2/1
Spring in February is an edited improvisation on my Linnstrument playing Pianoteq tuned to SuperPyth mode 1 in 22 edo. I hope you like it. It was nice to step away from 19 edo – and yes I was inspired by Brendan Byrnes excellent xenharmonic tutorial video.
! D:\cakewalk\scales\22_SP\22_SP_mode1 ET.scl ! 22_SP_mode1 ET 12 ! 54.54545 218.18182 272.72727 436.36364 490.90909 654.54545 709.09091 763.63636 927.27273 981.81818 1145.45455 2/1
Some Time Alone for 17 edo guitar. A lost post from 2011
As the title says I spent some time with my 17 et guitar. I purposefully tried doing non-12 sounding stuff with what I think is moderate success. I believe I will have to resort to some “dots” to get some new scales in 17 et down – there just is too much to keep track of when I change strings causing the patterns to be transposed. I apologize for the sloppy classical guitar – ish playing.
adjective: unintelligible for 19 edo guitar and voice
impossible to understand.
“dolphin sounds are unintelligible to humans”
synonyms: incomprehensible, indiscernible, mumbled, indistinct, unclear, slurred, inarticulate, incoherent, garbled