Hi! I started playing around with writing my own Scala microtuning files. I don't understand why this one acts so weird. It plays as I'd expect up to Bb6 and B6 jumps in pitch, and then it steps back down.
As far as I understand Scala files this should work. It specify 37 pitches (all ratios of primes) monotonically increasing up to 2/1 -- the octave. This is consistent with other Scala files shipped with Aalto.
Can you give it a go and tell me what you think?
Experimental rational scale
Others have reported bugs with the Scala handling. Sorry for the inconvenience. I'll take a look at this scale as well as my other test cases and keep you posted on a fix, later this week I hope.
it appears that there is a need for a .kbm file as well, when loading a .scl file. However many if not most softsynths with Scala support don't have Scala Keyboard Mapping support.
Hey, I got into the work on Scala and tuning. I fixed some bugs. With this particular scale you sent though, the problem is in the scale here. Generally you want ratios in between 1/1 and 2/1. Most of these are less than 1, then the last ratio jumps up to 2.
Instead I would start this idea 25/23, 21/19, and so on. The ratio 1/1 before the scale is a given and the rest of them should be monotonically increasing from there.
Today I experimented with the Scala feature in Aalto 1.83 again and found it is still buggy.
Loading werck3 doesn't sound right. The tunings do not line up with other apps using that feature. (eg expert sleepers silent way or logic audio, both with the same .scl file). .kbm files are not loaded also. That is truly a pity, because Aalto and Kaivo would be perfect instruments to explore that microtonal stuff.
Hi, if you give the .kbm file the same name as the .scl file except for the extension, the mapping will load for that scale. Do you have a mapping you are using with the other programs? If so, try loading it using this method and you should get the same results.
If you are not using a mapping, you could try transposing the notes to get the same results.
I'll check out werck3 when I get a minute here.