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demetan
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PitchFactor > Arabic scales / non-tempered scales

demetan
June 10, 2018 - 10:50 am

Hi all,

I was wondering if it would be possible to add arabic scale with quarter tone in the Pitch Factor.
The idea is not to have extra notes played on top but to down tune a little bit one or two specific notes.

Let say I want to play in Bayati (D E1/2b [half flat] F G A Bb C)
The solution would be to set the pedal to 100% wet with a Diatonic pitch shifter that does nothing on all notes exepct E that is down tuned of 50 cent.
For the arabic mode/maqam, I guess that 3/4 scales would cover lot of standards songs.

With the same process, we may have non-tempered scale: down-tune the 3rd to get the perfect 3rd for instance.

I guess the pedal should be able to manage this quite easily since it may recognize note (diatonic note) and may down tune of a quarter tone (micro pitch)

Would it be feasible to add the 'arabic' options? Already available in other pitch shifter?

 

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Given To Fly
Joined: May 23 2013
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Given To Fly
September 17, 2018 - 01:54 am
demetan wrote:

Hi all,

I was wondering if it would be possible to add arabic scale with quarter tone in the Pitch Factor.
The idea is not to have extra notes played on top but to down tune a little bit one or two specific notes.

Let say I want to play in Bayati (D E1/2b [half flat] F G A Bb C)
The solution would be to set the pedal to 100% wet with a Diatonic pitch shifter that does nothing on all notes exepct E that is down tuned of 50 cent.
For the arabic mode/maqam, I guess that 3/4 scales would cover lot of standards songs.

With the same process, we may have non-tempered scale: down-tune the 3rd to get the perfect 3rd for instance.

I guess the pedal should be able to manage this quite easily since it may recognize note (diatonic note) and may down tune of a quarter tone (micro pitch)

Would it be feasible to add the 'arabic' options? Already available in other pitch shifter?

 

This is a good question. I do not know what is feasible but I do know making quarter-tones musically functional would increase the amount of work and level of precision required from the PitchFactor. My guess is the demands would be exponentially higher, but I could be wrong.

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brock
Joined: Jan 3 2010
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brock
September 18, 2018 - 03:20 pm

I can think of a few ways to possibly do it.  Here are some thoughts on the matte,r that I've dusted off:

SCALA  -  https://www.eventideaudio.com/comment/8138#comment-8138

QUANT / GLIDE  -  https://www.eventideaudio.com/community/forum/stompboxes/tech-q-eventide-pitchfactor-scales-quantization

pipostar
Joined: Mar 16 2018
Posts: 1
pipostar
February 11, 2019 - 10:47 am

I'm also very interested in this idea, would be very nice to find this microtonal option in a next update of PF & H9...

PLEASE !!!

O2LAMJU
Joined: Jun 21 2018
Posts: 25
O2LAMJU
February 11, 2019 - 12:20 pm

interessed +1 ;)