## audacity-nyquist

 Re: [Audacity-nyquist] Nyquist tuning + Question loops From: - 2008-06-14 02:42:46 ```Paul Beach wrote: > Explanations of Cents, the formula is: > c = 1200 * log (f1/f2) / log (2) Yes, I know (meaning: thanks for explaining). Working with cents in Nyquist is easy, e.g. just write: (osc 69.01) and you will get a sine wave at MIDI 69 = a440 + 1 cent. > 31-tet-osc did not seem to work in the Nyquist prompt. Yes, that's true, my definition "swallows" all optional parameters. If you really need it I will try to find a better solution but (osc (tet-to-pitch key-number)) should work. > Is there a loop instruction for (seq whatever)? Could you please specify what you want to do? This is a question like "can you explain lisp in five minutes?" There are several looping construct available: http://www.audacity-forum.de/download/edgar/nyquist/nyquist-doc/xlisp/xlisp-ref/xlisp-ref-157.htm http://www.audacity-forum.de/download/edgar/nyquist/nyquist-doc/xlisp/xlisp-ref/xlisp-ref-093.htm http://www.audacity-forum.de/download/edgar/nyquist/nyquist-doc/xlisp/xlisp-ref/xlisp-ref-094.htm http://www.audacity-forum.de/download/edgar/nyquist/nyquist-doc/xlisp/xlisp-ref/xlisp-ref-095.htm http://www.audacity-forum.de/download/edgar/nyquist/nyquist-doc/xlisp/xlisp-ref/xlisp-ref-096.htm > Western Music Theory ... a full course spends hundreds of pages ... That's true. I have sent some stuff to your email address (please excuse that I haven't asked before). In case I got catched by a spam filter and you got nothing, just ask again. - edgar -- The author of this email does not necessarily endorse the following advertisements, which are the sole responsibility of the advertiser: _______________________________________________________________________ Jetzt neu! Schützen Sie Ihren PC mit McAfee und WEB.DE. 30 Tage kostenlos testen. http://www.pc-sicherheit.web.de/startseite/?mc=022220 ```
 [Audacity-nyquist] Microtuning evaluation From: paul beach - 2008-06-14 05:36:37 ```Hello Edgar, Just had a quick look at the package, and thank you for sending it to me. It says Microtunings, a better heading might be "Alternatives to the hideous TET-12", though this seems to be the only method for fretted insturments. The best music scale; section 15 A complete description of the scale can be found in La Monte Young's "The well-Tuned Piano" by Kyle Gann. Those midi files do sound quite pleasing. Kyle Gann is a musicologist, though not a computer guru. The TET-31 could double for music (just add or subtract the cents); and, natural things. A tympani drum would also have Bessel functions. With standard software: noteworthycomposer.com, Audigy sound cards and sondfonts; it is extremely awkward to do anything but TET-12. Those are the things that I have, which makes me have a grouchy temperment. I have dial-up, not sure if I can get my hands on Common Music Software/downloads. Maybe it is just the thing. Section 15 I see Church modes, Scarbourgh fair, Elanor Rigby = Dorian mode. In those days, the tuning would be Pythagorean, say up 1300. The proper tuning for the job should be standard. The case could be made, using some examples. -- paul beach sniffyraven@... ```