PR command usage

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El Nino
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PR command usage

Post by El Nino » Wed May 10, 2017 12:34 am

Does anyone know how to use this command effectively?
The secret easter egg command...
I think it stands for absolute pitch and is used for the touch-theremin recordings.

What values are the normal western equal temperament notes as you would find on a piano and what values would be used for some kind of alternative tuning system (like pure intervals of just intonation or, 106tet like in the video link below)?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRw9fCQIn6Q

equal temperament: "Tempering is the process of altering the size of an interval by making it narrower or wider than pure" - wikipedia

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Re: PR command usage

Post by queries » Wed May 10, 2017 5:21 am

See this thread: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2268#p7427

and this page: https://sunvox-guide.readthedocs.io/en/ ... ables.html

Although the Sunvox Guide project in general has slowed down a little, the goal of that particular page is to collect as many scales as possible, converted to SP numbers.

There are some alternate scales listed in the thread.

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Re: PR command usage

Post by El Nino » Wed May 10, 2017 10:52 pm

Awesome, thankyou. The tunings availiable for use are bohlen pierce and standard equal temperament.
I'll try to find out more tunings convert them to sunvox PR values and post them here.

I listened to the song 'cavesong' written in the bohlen pierce tuning system...its sounds very beautiful, almost magical qualities.
I will have to do some further research into how the bohlen pierce tuning system is constructed..The song does remind me of the cave stalactite instrument I saw once, where little hammers controlled by a keyboard were attached to stalactites which made the perfect tone..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm1_aCjrC5o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af2jt4VhWbA

These tuning sytems are fascinating, like taking the original detuning ideas like the supersaw to a whole new level in the space time continuum yo.

I wonder how to do just intonation and indian tunings though. It's a whole other classical music system to learn for the indian ones..must be a different kind of cycle, not cycle of fifths (cycle of microtonal awesomeness).

I wonder if there is such thing as a cycle of TETs?.....my mind is blown.

I would be interested to use these solfeggio tones:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbDn1qvU81c

Perhaps the SP / PR command is the solution to making the perfect endlessly rising shepards tone?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzNzgsAE4F0

Sunvox guide is awesome, really helpful.

Anyway, I have another question:

I noticed that SP in place of note value in 'cavesong'...what is the difference between using SP and PR?
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Re: PR command usage

Post by queries » Wed May 10, 2017 10:56 pm

They are same thing, just the rendering changed from PR to SP at some point during SunVox development. (It appears to have started out as an undocumented feature)

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Re: PR command usage

Post by El Nino » Wed May 10, 2017 11:00 pm

Thanks. I'll use SP...I will enjoy this hidden feature, once I get my head round it and work out some table

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