With 10 ms delays Normal

Retuned Midi Compositions for Fractal Tune Smithy

Click on the red notes for the retuned midi recordings. Or click on the name for the audio recording (rendered to audio with the Roland Sound Canvas). You can use Tune Smithy in combination with your music notation software or sequencer to compose pieces like this.

13 limit 7 tone mvt1 13 limit 7 tone mvt2 17 tet hurdy gurdy player 2001 a MOS Odyssey scale10 7 equal mvt1
7 equal mvt2 7 equal mvt3 7 equal mvt4 7 lim adaptive puzz 7lim octony lullaby
adaptive puzzle continued andante in c major chopi scale dan stearns 20tet diat days end song
days end song orig days end song Graham Breed blues scale hexany phrase transformations hexany recorder trio
Jacky Ligon golden meantone Jacob Van Eycks Boffons with zany accompaniment joyful minor subminor  



six eight test twilight bells


(midi clips) Or click on title for the audio recording (rendered with Roland Sound Canvas)

These examples demonstrate some of the ways you can retune your own compositions with Fractal Tune Smithy..

They are composed in standard music notation software - NoteWorthy Composer was used, you can use any other music notation software (Sibelius, Finale, etc) or a sequencer (Sonar, Cubasis etc). Then Tune Smithy was used to retune the composition - so you can hear the result as you play it or edit it. For the final midi clip the result was saved as a midi clip and then retuned using the Retuning Midi Player.

See Microtonal features for composers, and Retuning Midi Player.

To find out about these examples, and other examples (not included with the program) to give an idea of the range of possibilities for these methods, see my tunes blog. You can find various realisations of some of them on my artist pages at mp3.com.au.

Note - if the CPU load on your computer is high, the embedded Quicktime player that's often used to play midi clips in web pages seems to need occasional delays of a hundredth of a second betweeen an instrument change and the next note on (possibly more if the CPU load is very high).

Try the Normal page first. It should be fine for most setups but if you get occasional notes played on the wrong instrument, then try the page with the 10ms delays. The midi clips are made to minimise the number of quick changes of this type - so the delays should be few in number, and 10 ms (a hundredth of a second) is at a level where it is roughly comparable to the timing delays you get in many real time performances - indeed intentionally sometimes, and not just in jazz.

E.g. a soloist with an orchestra or accompaniment may consistently play a fraction of a second behind the beat throughout some passages and ahead of it for others, similarly when playing piano, the left hand may play a steady beat while the right hand is more variable in it's tempo, sometimes a bit ahead of the beat, and sometimes a bit behind, and sometimes rather independent in its feel, following its own way with its own rubato independent of the other hand to some extent. For instance if the soloist is just a smidgen ahead, then it may give a kind of driving exciting edge to the music, and if a smidgen behind, may make it laid back and relaxed and dreamy (depending on context of course).

- At any rate it sounds okay, some may feel it even adds a bit of a "human touch" to the clips.

Both pages use audio clips made from the page without the delays.


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