microtunings with Operator?

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dmgraph
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microtunings with Operator?

Post by dmgraph » Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:29 am

Anyone have experience with trying to get quarter- or eighth-tone setups out of Operator, or any kind of alternate tunings? Is this even possible?

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Post by forge » Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:37 am

each oscillator has a 'fine' and a 'coarse' knob

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Post by chapelier fou » Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:47 am

I can't remember the exact name, but there is a free VST, edited by tobybear in the Midibag pack, for making microtonal scales.Pc only..
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Post by dmgraph » Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:49 am

A quarter tone tuning would provide 24 notes to the octave, if you get my meaning. Eighth tone would have 48. Perhaps this is more a matter of MIDI note mapping. Long ago I worked with Yamaha synths which could produce quarter tone, eighth tone, various justified scales, etc.

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Post by dmgraph » Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:52 am

chapelier fou wrote:I can't remember the exact name, but there is a free VST, edited by tobybear in the Midibag pack, for making microtonal scales.Pc only..
Thanks, but Mac here. Sigh...

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Post by som[e] » Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:03 pm

chapelier fou wrote:I can't remember the exact name, but there is a free VST, edited by tobybear in the Midibag pack, for making microtonal scales.Pc only..
pc here, would love it if you could dig up the name.

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Post by dmgraph » Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:16 pm

For Mac users, I have discovered a good source for microtuning alternatives, if you can shell out $165:

http://www.nonoctave.com/

Haven't tried it yet, best luck

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Post by chapelier fou » Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:56 pm

http://www.tobybear.de/p_midibag.html
It's he one called "microtuner". Never tried it, but it should be cool!
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Re: microtunings with Operator?

Post by andrewbrewer » Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:30 pm

dmgraph wrote:Anyone have experience with trying to get quarter- or eighth-tone setups out of Operator, or any kind of alternate tunings? Is this even possible?
i know that you can do this with sampler. not sure about operator

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How about trying Scala

Post by logman » Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:12 am

http://www.xs4all.nl/~huygensf/scala/

The website says Scala can transform notes to notes + pitch bend in real time. I presume you could connect it to Live via the IAC bus or MIDIyoke on Windows. Plus it's freeware.

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Post by dmgraph » Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:54 pm

To all Mac people,

I have ordered "Li'l Miss Scale Oven" from nonoctave.com and conversed with its creator Jeff Scott. It seems his software does not use the pitchbend route, and therefore does not reduce your softsynth to mono. Yay! At least he tells me this is true for my Ableton Operator and Pluggo synths. Full polyphony.

Check it out, user reviews are great. But only for the serious at this price, I fear. If it's as good as it looks, it's worth it, though.

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Post by circuitpervert » Sun Dec 23, 2007 1:27 pm

the deadly combination of TX81z & YSEDITOR on the Atari is calling you ... 8)

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