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comment Why can't we play what people speak?
I think you should delete your last line, "What is the difference between people singing and people speaking?". That is an entirely different question, and should be posted as a separate question.
Jul
10
answered Why can't we play what people speak?
Jul
8
comment Is there any support for microtonality and temperaments in (or beyond) the MIDI specification?
Here's a tip. The freeware sforzando sample player by Plogue, a standalone virtual instrument and plugin in all common formats for Windows and Mac OS X, supports playback using Scala tables. plogue.com/products/sforzando
Jul
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comment Is there any support for microtonality and temperaments in (or beyond) the MIDI specification?
The Scala creation software is available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. huygens-fokker.org/scala/downloads.html. However most people who use Scala files just rely on the presets available with the particular virtual instrument. They never go near the creation software.
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answered Is there any support for microtonality and temperaments in (or beyond) the MIDI specification?
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Jul
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comment Why does the bridge saddle on a steel-string guitar sit at an angle?
Whether the G is wound or unwound depends on the gauge of strings you select. If you buy a set of 12s or 13s for an electric guitar, the G will be wound.
Jul
6
comment Why does the bridge saddle on a steel-string guitar sit at an angle?
Saddle position and angle is only one factor among many.
Jul
6
comment Why does the bridge saddle on a steel-string guitar sit at an angle?
Many factors interact. Nut-slot height, fret height, neck relief (bow), saddle height, saddle position, compensating for differing string thicknesses and gauges, and probably other things I can't think of. Some people prefer extra-heavy-gauge steel strings and high action. Some people prefer extra-light-gauge strings and low action. This is why spending money on a professional setup is worthwhile -- to calibrate your particular guitar according to the way you like to play it, to achieve the easiest playability with the best intonation.
Jul
6
comment Why does the bridge saddle on a steel-string guitar sit at an angle?
an instrument with the closest to optimal intonation that is feasible. And this holds until the guitar itself is exposed to significant changes in temperature or humidity which causes the wood to shift. So if you want the best intonation, pay a professional repair person for a "set up" every year or so and he will attempt to calibrate everything to make the intonation as optimal as possible for your particular instrument.
Jul
6
comment Why does the bridge saddle on a steel-string guitar sit at an angle?
Each string has to be fretted at each different pitch. Depressing a string down to the fret on the fingerboard distorts the string and its tension and can throw the intonation off just a bit compared to other strings or other notes at other positions. When the guitar is "set up" or calibrated, the technician adjusts the depth of each string slot in the nut, and the height of each string over the bridge saddle, and the slight amount of bow or "relief" in the neck (it's not perfectly flat; it's not supposed to be) and other factors to try to take all of this into account and produce...
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