Mike Battaglia “Machine” scale in 17 et

A while back Mike Battaglia posted this scale in 17 ET on the tuning list (I believe) and asked for someone to try it.

! C:\Program Files\Scala22\scl\machine-11-17.scl
!
Machine Temperament, 11 out of 17-equal
11
!
70.58824
211.76471
282.35294
423.52941
494.11765
635.29412
705.88235
847.05882
917.64706
1058.82353
2/1

What I did was use small post-it dots to “map” the scale on my 17 ET electric guitar as seen in this photo. (The colors mean *nothing*)

http://micro.soonlabel.com/17-ET/daily20110311-4machine_tuning_17et_IMG00037.jpg

And using my loop station I laid down a soft jazz rhythm track and then played some leads over it. Of course there are mistakes but the scale is used >95% of the time (I’m guessing).

http://micro.soonlabel.com/17-ET/daily20110311-4machine-loop.mp3

The full 17 et tuning is here for comparison

0: 1/1 C Ax unison, perfect prime
1: 70.588 cents Db B#
2: 141.176 cents C# Ebb
3: 211.765 cents D Fbb
4: 282.353 cents Eb Cx
5: 352.941 cents D# Fb
6: 423.529 cents E Gbb
7: 494.118 cents F Dx
8: 564.706 cents Gb E#
9: 635.294 cents F# Abb
10: 705.882 cents G Ex
11: 776.471 cents Ab Fx
12: 847.059 cents G# Bbb
13: 917.647 cents A Cbb
14: 988.235 cents Bb Gx
15: 1058.824 cents A# Cb
16: 1129.412 cents B Dbb
17: 2/1 C Ax octave

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