Archive for the ‘125 cent non-octave’ Category

A Figure in a Field (album)

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

I have finally released my album “A Figure in a Field”. It is a mostly ambient leaning album in many tunings and created with many techniques. See the album and track notes for details.

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

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

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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.

Crossing Over (125cET)

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

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Crossing Over is an ambient composition that uses 5 instances of Absynth 5 tuned to 125 cent equal temperament and one instance of session drummer. Some effects were added. The tuning shown below has a 12 equal perfect 4th, a near just major third, and a subminor third.

! E:\cakewalk\scales\125cent.scl
!
125 cent tuning
4
!
125.00000
250.00000
375.00000
500.00000

Found Poem featuring Walter Lowenfels

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

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Found Poem is an electronic / ambient-ish microtonal piece in the simultaneous tunings of 203 ct (cent), 125 ct, 65 ct, and 50 ct steps implemented in 4 instances of Z3TA+ 2.1 in 4 successive performances captured in separate tracks in Sonar X2. The piece was aided by duplicating the tracks to Kontakt and izotope for percussion and general effects. The reading by Walter Lowenfels comes from Pennsound. What Walter did was take a copy of the New York Times and rearranged the words he found into a poem – thus… a found poem!

Canyon Diablo Fall

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

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Canyon Diablo Fall is an improvisation for piano in a non-octave tuning of consecutive 125 cent steps. One could also think of it as dividing a perfect fourth into 4 steps. I present this warts and all. To illustrate the non-octave nature of the tuning a list of intervals in cents follows:

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