Useful tool for the Ableton Frequency Shifter plugin

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Mr F
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Useful tool for the Ableton Frequency Shifter plugin

Post by Mr F » Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:28 pm

This site lets you calculate the difference in hertz between notes, really useful for drum tuning etc....

Music Calculator

Lots of other useful stuff at that site too :)
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Helpful online tool: Music Calculator

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Re: Useful tool for the Ableton Frequency Shifter plugin

Post by AudioRuso » Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:33 pm

Mmmm my favorite effect! I use it in just about every track!

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Re: Useful tool for the Ableton Frequency Shifter plugin

Post by Mr F » Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:35 pm

same here!
Helpful online tool: Music Calculator

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Re: Useful tool for the Ableton Frequency Shifter plugin

Post by Thomas » Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:12 pm

hmmmmm you can also use spectrum , wich will tell you when you drag with the mouse wich note is wich hz

amirite?

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Re: Useful tool for the Ableton Frequency Shifter plugin

Post by R.A.W. » Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:08 pm

btw the website also works when it's locally saved... just in case anyone else has a music computer that isn't online ;)
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Re: Useful tool for the Ableton Frequency Shifter plugin

Post by Mr F » Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:03 pm

Thomas wrote:hmmmmm you can also use spectrum , wich will tell you when you drag with the mouse wich note is wich hz

amirite?
Yeah you can see the frequency but calculating the difference between specific notes isn't quite as straight forward. Doing it manually can be a bit frustrating when you need to know each note's freq and then subtract one from the other (especially when u you do it a lot in your track).
Helpful online tool: Music Calculator

Setup
Ableton Suite 8.2.5
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit
2.83ghz Quad Core
6GB ram
RME Fireface 400 (Fw) 3.047
Novation Launchpad
Novation Remote SL MKII
NI Maschine 1.5
Focusrite Liquid Mix 3.0 (Firewire)

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Re: Useful tool for the Ableton Frequency Shifter plugin

Post by Mr F » Sat Sep 19, 2009 1:45 am

Another thing to watch out for is that Ableton have decided to put their middle A-440hz on A3 instead of what is commonly known as A4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A440

This calculator website uses A4-440hz, so does my Peterson strobe tuner and other FFT plugins I have.

So watch out when using the spectrum device! you need to always add an octave to what you see!
Why ableton had to be awkward I'll never know?
Helpful online tool: Music Calculator

Setup
Ableton Suite 8.2.5
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit
2.83ghz Quad Core
6GB ram
RME Fireface 400 (Fw) 3.047
Novation Launchpad
Novation Remote SL MKII
NI Maschine 1.5
Focusrite Liquid Mix 3.0 (Firewire)

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