Composers' Forum

Music Composers Unite!

  • Blog Posts
  • Discussions (6)
  • Events
  • Groups
  • Photos
  • Photo Albums
  • Videos

Music

Loading…

Jim Aikin's Discussions

Scala Microtuning Question

Started Sep 6, 2012 0 Replies

Here's a question that only Scala experts will have an answer to. I need to create a .scl file that defines all 88 notes in a microtonal scale, and I don't see how to do that using Scala commands.I…Continue

 

Jim Aikin's Page

Latest Activity

Jim Aikin posted a discussion

Scala Microtuning Question

Here's a question that only Scala experts will have an answer to. I need to create a .scl file that defines all 88 notes in a microtonal scale, and I don't see how to do that using Scala commands.I want to create a 31-note-per-octave scale for use with PianoTeq 4, and this turns out to be a problem, for tricky reasons. PianoTeq, being a piano simulator, has no octave transpose switching in the sound generator. It has MIDI note number transposing, but with 31 notes per octave, the full MIDI…See More
Sep 6, 2012
Jim Aikin replied to Jenny Leigh Hodgins's discussion 3 composing/recording gear questions
"Good orchestral sample libraries tend to be expensive. There is also a learning curve, because some performance techniques will require that you record MIDI controller data in very specific ways. I never use sampled orchestral sounds, so I would not…"
Sep 6, 2012
Jim Aikin replied to Matt Walsh's discussion Modal mishaps
"Even within the standard 12-note ET tuning, there are some other interesting modes. I'm fond of the raised-4th, lowered-7th mode, which I've heard called the "Bartok" mode. When the tonic is C, this scale has an F# and a Bb.…"
Nov 13, 2010
Jim Aikin replied to Chris Alpiar's discussion Rules of the Blues
"I think it was Martin Mull who wrote a terrific middle-class white man's blues tune that followed your Rule 1: "Woke up this morning, and both my cars was gone. Yeah, I woke up this morning, and both my cars was gone. I got so damn mad, I…"
Nov 13, 2010
Jim Aikin replied to Matt Walsh's discussion Enharmonics...WTF?!?! Oh god another tuning question.
"It's definitely not a quarter-tone. People who are not familiar with the details of tuning systems sometimes use the term "quarter-tone" (incorrectly) because they assume or imagine that the only pitch between two of the pitches in…"
Nov 13, 2010
Jim Aikin posted a song

 play Mr. Bear Plays the Bongo Drums - Jim Aikin

Light's Broken Speech Revived
06:04
Nov 12, 2010
Jim Aikin replied to Garrett Beelow's discussion Newbie looking for some feedback.
"I like the admosphere and energy in "Ethnic Infiltration." Nice combination of groove with acoustic-sounding elements. The transformer switching ... I think that's what it's called, the switching where there are suddenly brief…"
Nov 12, 2010
Jim Aikin is now a member of Composers' Forum
Nov 12, 2010

Profile Information

What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
classical
Is music your main income source?
Yes!
Where do you live?
Northern California
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
My composing is entirely for synthesizers, as I don't have an ensemble. My music is pop-based, but classically influenced. My main income is from music, yes -- but not from composing. I teach cello privately. I've written very extensively about electronic music technology for Keyboard, Electronic Musician, and other magazines over the course of the past 30 years.
Website:
www.musicwords.net

Comment Wall

You need to be a member of Composers' Forum to add comments!

Join Composers' Forum

  • No comments yet!
 
 
 

© 2014   Created by Chris Merritt.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service