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MicroTuner

Simple block for microtuning

(8 Votes)
3.0 (Updated 2 months ago)
653.2kB
June 24, 2017
Reaktor 6
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DESCRIPTION

This is a simple block for microtuning.

This block has 3 knobs. The top left one selects how many equal parts you are going to divide the interval with.
The top right one selects how big the interval is, 2 is an octave, 3 is 3 times the root note, 4 is 2 octaves, 8 is 3 octaves, etc.
The bottom one selects which root note you are using. The root note is the note where the scale starts from and thus gets unaffected.

It has a counter to show you which midi note you are currently playing, and a counter which shows which frequency that note has.
60 is a middle C, 61 is a C#, 62 a D etc.

The default setting of this block is 12ED2 with root note 60 (Middle C, C5). This means that one octave is divided by 12 equal parts.

If you want to use the Bohlen-Pierce scale, use 13ED3 and put the root note on 69 (A5, 440Hz)

Front panel patching is only available in Reaktor 6.3.

I used this forum post to figure it out:
https://www.native-instruments.com/forum/threads/reaktor-and-microtonal-music.317350/#post-1578026

COMMENTS  (12)

Yordi de Graaf
3 months ago
I think I fixed it! :-)
Greg Reeves
4 months ago
Thanks again for making this available! Question for you: I can't seem to select certain root notes at times - it'll skip several notes as I turn the dial up for example. Then when I dial back down, the original note I started on is unavailable. Am I doing something wrong perhaps?
Greg Reeves
5 months ago
Thanks for this! Extremely useful.
Glenn Sogge
1 year ago
My ensemble is now in the U/L as MiniXen V1.0 Here is a piece I made with it: Soundcloud.com/glenn-sogge/fancies-of-flight Thanks so much for your work on this!
Yordi de Graaf
1 year ago
That sounds awesome!
Glenn Sogge
1 year ago
Have played with it some -- very nice and easy. Thank you. I am working on putting together an ensemble and then doing a piece with this capability at the core. Will keep you informed.
Glenn Sogge
1 year ago
Will play with it this weekend. Thanks!
Yordi de Graaf
1 year ago
I updated the block. You can choose 1-60 as the equal devision, and 1.5-16 as the multiplication of the root note. 4 octaves seemed enough for me.
Glenn Sogge
1 year ago
I think that would be fine. If somebody needs more, they can pay you for the Professional version. :)
Yordi de Graaf
1 year ago
Thanks for the feedback! I think I succesfully added that feature! What do you think is a good minimum? 0.5 octave? Maximum 10 octaves?
Glenn Sogge
1 year ago
I hope to play with this over the weekend. I have been considering something similar but a little more powerful. Much microtonal music is indicated like this: 12ED2 (12 equal divisions of an octave) 33ED4 (33 equal divisions of 2 octaves) 17EDO (17 equal division of an octave -- equiv to 17ED2) etc. The trailing number is the multiple of the range of the base frequency. Since an octave is double the frequency, => ED2 Two octaves, 4x the freq => ED4 etc. So, a block that allowed the number of steps (say 5 - 60) and a multiplier for the 'octave' (which isn't always an octave) -- say 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 5.5, etc. up to 10 or so This would allow easy use of 33ED4 which is one of my favorite tunings plus be a real powerful playground for experimentation. I think the whole area of just intonation, Bohlen-Pierce, etc. and all that non-equal tempered universe would best be done in another tool(s). Just my 2 cents ...
D Vyd
2 years ago
Thank you for this block. I was just today scouring the user library and music websites for help with Microtonality in Reaktor. I look forward to trying it this weekend!
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