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Jan
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comment Is there any support for microtonality and temperaments in (or beyond) the MIDI specification?
Note that MTS isn't supported by very many software synths.
Jan
17
comment Is there any support for microtonality and temperaments in (or beyond) the MIDI specification?
The MIDI Tuning Standard allows sending arbitrary frequencies for each note, so I don't think it matters how many MIDI notes there are.
Jan
1
revised Are there any great open questions in music theory/psychoacoustics?
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Dec
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Aug
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revised Is there a way to measure the consonance or dissonance of a chord?
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Jul
14
comment Why are pianos traditionally tuned “out of tune” at the extremes?
This is a pretty good answer, but I'm not sure about the middle strings being more harmonic than the upper strings.
Jul
14
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revised Software that allows playing in different temperaments
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Feb
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Feb
18
comment What frequencies should the violin and viola be tuned to?
Not really, you avoid open strings as much as possible, playing in higher positions, etc.
Feb
18
comment Violin Pickup that will sound like natural violin?
"which makes them suitable for applications such as violin and classical guitar where no metal is involved" Magnetic pickups would work fine with violin since the strings are ferromagnetic steel. The pickups would be bulky though. "Output buffers ... almost always color the tone of your instrument because they are designed to boost some frequencies and attenuate others in the name of controlling clipping." I think this is the opposite of the problem. Do you have a reference? The reason they have a bad sound is because they have a naturally flat response, while the violin does not.
Feb
18
comment Violin Pickup that will sound like natural violin?
"violin piezo pickup ... but all of them were nasal" Were you using a preamp? Piezo pickups require a very high input impedance preamp, or they will roll-off the low end. The output impedance of a piezo will be something like 1 MΩ at the G string's fundamental, so the input impedance of the preamp should be at least 10 MΩ.