Archive for the ‘Linnstrument’ Category

Spring in February

Monday, February 20th, 2017


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
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When Fear Itself Arrives (19 edo)

Friday, February 17th, 2017



When Fear Itself Arrives is a six minute 19 edo composition using a Linnstrument, Doepfer R2M, Electro Harmonics Nano Ironlung Vocoder, Line 6 Uber Metal Pedal, Diva, Absynth 5, Izotope Beat Tweaker, Izotope Stutter Edit, Breverb, BT Brick Wall, dblue Glitch v 1.3, Voice, FDR clip, Cakewalk Sonar, Zoom UAC-2, all tuned to 19 notes per octave and taking advantage of micro-looping within the applications.

20170214 19edo Multi Controller Directed Improvisation

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017


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Submariner_1025_383_[19] Meantone

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017


A 6 minute or so Linnstrument improvisation with the newly minted Submariner_1025_383_[19] Meantone from Scott Dakota.

! Submariner_1025_383_[19].scl
!
Period: 1025/512, generator 383/256. Septimal meantone with a lot of /2^n self-coherent-beating intervals. Scott Dakota Jan 2017.
19
!
75.32556
117.86601
146689/131200
268.51712
67240000/56181887
386.38313
428.92358
1025/766
579.57469
622.11514
383/256
772.76625
815.30671
56181887/33587200
933.17271
1050625/586756
1083.82383
1126.36428
1025/512

9 note diatonic Bohlen-Pierce Improvisation

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

9 note diatonic Bohlen-Pierce Linnstrument and Pianoteq Standard Improvisation – Tuning supplied by Scott Thompson
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! BP-iso579-MOS9.scl
!
9-note MOS of BP diatonic with linear/isoharmonic 5:7:9, per Steve Martin | p = 3/1 (1901.955 c) | g = 438.038 c
!
9
!
288.235
438.038
726.273
876.076
1164.311
1314.114
1602.349
1752.152
1901.955

A Layered Piece in 16 edo with 16 note per row offset Linnstrument with video

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

To set your Linnstrument to a 16 note per row offset go into global settings and hold down the octave pad in the row offset section. In a few seconds a number will appear. Swipe left or right while holding down the pad to to set your new row offset. The video shows how this is done and then proceeds to use the setting to play in 16 edo (16 notes per octave).
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Linnstrument using Soniccouture’s reed organ in Adaptive JI

Friday, January 20th, 2017


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Linnstrument Improvisation in 106 edo (video)

Monday, January 16th, 2017



(best viewed full screen, video is 1080p)

Linnstrument Improvisation in 106 edo (audio only) is a moderate length piece that explores the wonderful soundscape that 106 edo can create. In a previous post I received this comment on Reddit’s microtonal subreddit “I generally like the sound of Bohlen-Pierce. I’m interested in this piece but confused by your methodology.” So I thought I would write something about my improvisation method as the video compiles. Essentially my approach to improvisations is an aurally informed pattern recognition with development. If you watch the video closely you will see places where I run into a note combination I don’t like and back away from it somewhat quickly and in others where I find a fingering I like and replicate it in either hand or as “blocks” played off against each other. 106 notes per octave makes melodic development especially challenging though it is rich harmonically with many nuances and to my ears a way of letting you settle into a harmony that may at first sound strange but re-orientates your ears to hear it as pleasing or at least interesting. Certainly with 106 edo it is very hard to get caught up in 12 edo sounding cliches! So I hope that gives a little bit of an answer to the question I received on Reddit. video download

Bohlen-Pierce Diatonic Video Improvisation on Linnstrument

Saturday, January 14th, 2017


audio only

The tuning is this file from the Scala archive

! bohlen_diat_top.scl
!
BP Diatonic, TOP tuning (245/243 tempered)
 9
!
 141.64621
 440.43170
 582.07790
 880.86339
 1022.50960
 1321.29509
 1462.94130
 1761.72679
 1903.37300

Remove and Discard (12 of 17 et)

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016


Photo by Chris Vaisvil


Remove and Discard is an ambient LinnStrument sequencer and performance combination piece using the Scale collection 12 of 17 et tuning.

! 12-17.scl
!
12 out of 17-tET, chain of fifths
12
!
70.58824
141.17647
282.35294
352.94118
494.11765
564.70588
635.29412
776.47059
847.05882
988.23529
1058.82353
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