Let's see, this thread is going off maybe on tangents and not harmonics. First of all, all music is about tones. And since I used to play guitar, let
me just say -- get a fretless one. Now, you knocked my Roland Synth, and let me get out the book about my less then perfect JV1080.
Master Tune - 427.4 to 452.6 for the frequency of A4 key. Ah, to you non-musicians that means what A is tuned to like A=440Hz. I think that 432Hz is
covered there so I will try it and see how it sounds.
And if I may add in all my years in music, making mistakes is how one comes up with something new. Try it! It will give you a new progression perhaps
Now back to my JV1080 synth.
Of course you are only talking about Western Civilization Music with it's 12 tones. Of course there is different music and what it is tuned to in
this World, commonly referred to as Eastern Civilization.
Now back to the synth and how they can be tuned at any time:
Scale Tune Switch -- Off/On
This selects whether the Scale Tune function is to be used (ON) or not used (OFF).
Scale Tune Function
Scale Tune is a function for fine-tuning each pitch from C to B. Tuning the notes of a single octave causes the pitch of all octaves to be fine-tuned.
By making the settings for Scale Tune, you can set a variety of pitch tunings other than "equal temperament". (That is the important part in
With the system, an octave is divided into 12 equal parts. This is the tuning system that is most widely used in Western music. (there you have that
Western Civilization again mucking things up.) The JV-1080 uses equal temperament when Scale Tune Switch is set to "Off".
The three fundamentals chords resound beautifully compared with even temperament. However, this effect can be obtained in only one key, and
transposition makes the chord ambiguous. Some sample settings for keys that take C as the tonic are given here. (given next below)
In this scale, E and B are a quarter-tone lower and C#, F#, and G# are a quarter-tone higher than in even temperament. The intervals from G to B, C to
E, F to G#, A# to C#, and D# to F# have a neutral third (the interval between a major third and a minor third). With the JV-1080, you can enjoy the
Arabian scale in three keys -- G, C and F.
To make a long quote right out of the manual I can tune my synth in Performance Part (more than one instrument like with 16 channels of MIDI which is
like a Performance of 16 different parts all at once (depending on how many voices it can play at once -- since it is an old synth that is 64 voices
so I can have up to 64 different sounding voices making up 16 different parts to play a song by in the end -- since most sounds take more than one
voice -- then of course having 64 different voices is not really what is used -- I think newer synths may go up to 128 voices or more nowadays but
everything costs money and usually more so that will be that concerning me at this time.)
(Below is what I am getting to here)
Scale Tune C to B -- -63 to +63
This sets the pitch of each note for the currently selected Performance Part. The setting is in increments of one cent (1/100th of a semitone). There
are two screens -- one for the black keys and one for the white keys.
(a Patch Scale is a single Performance Part - remember 16 are allowed totally.)
This screen is displayed when you press the [SYSTEM] button while in the Patch mode.
Scale Tune C to B -- -63 to +63
This sets the pitch of each note for the currently selected Patch. The setting is in increments of one cent (1/100th of a semitone). There are two
screens -- one for the black keys and one for the white keys.
Now you see why synth players of music may be a little strange and weird and bizarre just like quantum physics. It is in our Blood, so to speak.!
I really suggest a fretless guitar (if anyone makes those like a fretless bass) so you can enjoy being weird with your guitars also. And any other
instrument like horns can tune to anything also, it is just a slide and the lips make up the difference, and any other instrument in this world as far
as I know - except drums and percussion which is why most people hit the darn cymbal before buying to hear the sound of what it sounds like.
With the amp characteristics and the tonal quality of the musical instrument amped or not, then that is what music really is -- tones, and whether
your tone is near or far from any frequency I know that tonal quality and tones is what any musician should go by (ah, really because that is what
gives all those Blues note and Jazz notes to begin with as far as I am concerned.)
Now, back to my synth which has not been turned on for awhile and down the Master Tune to 432Hz, which is just the dial being turned to tune the
entire synth to that new frequency as listed up above which it can be -- even 447Hz or whatever Hertz anyone was talking about in that range given
See Ya, with the weird music in the soul, oh, ya, momma, oh ya, daddy, oh yea!
I will test your idea for certain. As to how many sample are recorded in digital, 44,100 is just the sampling rate at which the music is recorded. I
doubt if between analog and digital your ear really can hear a difference, and afterall new sound cards can go up to 48,000 samples per second (or
minute whatever it is) and newer ones up to 96,000 samples in digital. The only thing that does is increase the signal to noise ratio and dynamics
range of the music (as long as anyone has an amp and speakers to play it all back with the same dynamic qualities that it was recorded with in the
first place -- that is why a recording no matter what it is -- can not be the same as hearing the music in person live!.)
Fine then, next to speakers and the acoustic engineering book I read, and the reason why overall sound systems are built by acoustic engineers like
those football stadiums but more importantly -- Carnegie Hall.
Oh, of course I prefer ring radiators or bullet radiators for the tweets because -- horn speakers may be more efficient than those other kind of
speakers but a horn is a horn and it sounds like a horn. I prefer the mellow sounds for tweets and not the horn (harsher) sounds in music. But in
places around the Country where live music is played, the horn is just better for getting the music out to the audience in a large atmosphere kind of