[sdiy] Shifting just intonation

brianw brianw at audiobanshee.com
Mon Nov 6 02:39:20 CET 2023


The Ensoniq EPS from 1988 has tunings that can be saved and loaded. The technology doesn't require a modern instrument, but it's certainly possible for any modern instrument to support alternate tunings - unless they decide it would confuse users.

Brian


On Nov 5, 2023, at 11:07 AM, Tom Wiltshire <tom at electricdruid.net> wrote:
> The more recent Korg SV-2 stage piano also provides two user-definable tuning presets which allow you to define the exact pitch of every not on the keyboard. You could do just intonation or quarter-tones or whatever you like. Clearly two presets isn't enough to try every key, but it's a start!
> (the provided options are standard equal temperament and various stretch-tuning options to suit the sounds in the ROM).
> 
> Just one example - I expect quite a few modern instruments have this sort of option buried somewhere...
> 
> Tom
> 
> On 5 Nov 2023, at 15:48, Donald Tillman <don at till.com> wrote:
>> It has always been easy to tweak the tuning on a harpsichord.  
>> 
>> Even easier on a Hohner Clavinet (front panel, screwdriver).
>> 
>> The digital Yamaha DX-7 II (from 35 years ago) has completely user-settable scales.




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