I’ve been experimenting with Misha, for use in a specific mode-related project, and I’m confused about how mode changes work.
Let’s say I set D for key and major for scale, and record a tone row that simply ascends the scale from D in a single octave.
When I play back the tone row, it does what I expect, I hear the notes of the scale in order, ascending.
When I hold down the Scale knob and change Ionian to Dorian with a single click to the right, D stays at the top of the solfège wheel. Around the solfège wheel the F# changes to F, and the C# changes to C. So the half-steps are where I expect for the mode, but the octave of the C has also shifted down, so now the C is the lowest pitch in the set.
Is there a way to preserve the D home/starting note, and the octave range of the tone row, but only change the location half-steps?