[sdiy] Shifting just intonation

Didier Leplae didierleplae at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 5 15:19:00 CET 2023


I’m not necessarily excluding digital. Probably the path of least resistance would be the first thing to try.

> Le 5 nov. 2023 à 12:22 PM, ulfur hansson <ulfurh at gmail.com> a écrit :
> 
> well, you can of course derive natural harmonics or subharmonics from an oscillator, say by using soft sync or a harmonic oscillator circuit.
> 
> other than that most analog oscillators do not track well enough to pin down subtle characteristics of different intonations. I've gotten past this problem in the past implementing DCO's, or digital clock sources to sync my analog vco's to very precise frequencies.
> 
> sent from outer space
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>>> On 5 Nov 2023, at 10:55, Mike Bryant <mbryant at futurehorizons.com> wrote:
>>> 
>> 
>> I just do almost every scale known in software.  Can't think it would be easy in analogue hardware.
>> From: Synth-diy <synth-diy-bounces at synth-diy.org> on behalf of Didier Leplae via Synth-diy <synth-diy at synth-diy.org>
>> Sent: 05 November 2023 04:52
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>> Subject: [sdiy] Shifting just intonation
>>  
>> As far as I understand, the biggest problem with just intonation scales, is that they are based around one tonal center or fundamental.
>> However, with modern electronic instruments, it seems possible to create an instrument that could retune to each new fundamental.
>> 
>> I know that Wendy Carlos did some recordings utilizing a system like this.
>> 
>> I’m curious if people know of other examples.
>> 
>> Also, curious if people have thoughts/ideas on tackling this problem. 
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