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Vaisvil



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:30 am    Post subject: fat bebe micro
Subject description: 19 equal divisions of the octave jazz composition
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"Fat Bebe Micro" by Norm Harris (Virginia, USA) and Chris Vaisvil Indiana, USA) 3:31
This piece was composed especially for the Odd Music Shower and features Norm's excellent
percussion and the Roland GR-20 piano, bass and saxophone in 19 edo and the lead instrument is
my newly created fret less Fender Squier guitar - bought for $60 and I'm falling in love with it.

Norm adds:
The percussion groove is a pattern "in 6" played on bass cajón, cowbell, segundo and shekere. As the 4/4 melody and the 3/16 percussion are in different meters, but played at the same tempo, they share a common primary down-beat only after cycling through a certain number of measures – at which time they “cross-over” to once again (temporarily) unite on the down-beat.


Download it here:
http://www.notonlymusic.com/board/download/file.php?id=483

or play online here:
http://www.notonlymusic.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=370&start=10#p2500
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hi Chris,

welcome to electro-music.com Very Happy

I don't know where to reply, here or on notonlymusic.com Shocked
but anyway, cool song Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hey Carlo - don't matter!

Since this is your home why not here.

It would be great if you'd post a link or two over at NOM as well.

Here is a thought - I wonder if xenharmonic goes down and we have a few different sites if all of the activity could be pulled into one feed. Like a meta RSS feed - or heaven help us - twitter.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Very cool sounds... the 19 step temperament produces some wild harmonies, indeed!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanks for the listen and comment Kevin!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

This is the first 19 tone tune I've knowingly heard and ... jaw drop! GREAT sound to the tunings! Very Happy Very warm and bizarre. Shall be keeping my ear open for more and pondering the possibilities of it in the realm of Voltage Controlled Oscillators! Surprised Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hi Rich!

thanks for the listen and comment!

(I'm assuming you are midi-fied)

If you have a midi controller you should be able to play your midi sound source in most any tuning, at least monophonically if not poly, with the help of a computer program. On the fly relay tuning is something several programs can do - fractal tune smithy, little miss scale oven, and I believe scala as well, which comes with a great price tag - free.

If you are using analog equipment - even more interesting things can be done - I know of a gentle man from Holland who is a wizard with a Synthi AKS - Sam Zen - who has experimented with this - I believe he is registered on this forum.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Vaisvil wrote:
Hi Rich!

thanks for the listen and comment!

(I'm assuming you are midi-fied)

If you have a midi controller you should be able to play your midi sound source in most any tuning, at least monophonically if not poly, with the help of a computer program. On the fly relay tuning is something several programs can do - fractal tune smithy, little miss scale oven, and I believe scala as well, which comes with a great price tag - free.

If you are using analog equipment - even more interesting things can be done - I know of a gentle man from Holland who is a wizard with a Synthi AKS - Sam Zen - who has experimented with this - I believe he is registered on this forum.


Scala! I completely forgot about that software! Very Happy MIDI - coming back into it from my 5 year travels with Reason (having dumped my entire hardware studio.)

At the mo', I've only the Alesis Micron for audio. I don't know if it supports microtuning. I'll have to check.

Modular wise, I'm fully capable of determining the required current source for 19 tone equal tempered (if I'm not mistaken.) Just devide the 'octave' by 19 instead of 12, for determining the required amount of current per 'semitone'. Shall look at that, very soon, as well as reading my Micron manual.

Could be fun in the future, in these regards. Smile

Thankee for mentioning the software, as well! More MID gear'll be coming, in time, as I build more stuff as well.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hi Rich!

You got the handle!

in 19 each step is 63.16 cents

or 2^(19) instead of 2^(12)

There are a large number of interesting tunings beyond more (or fewer) divisions of the octave.

If you are interested this site http://xenharmonic.wikispaces.com/ can give you an overview - and some in depth information.

Chris
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