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Re: GR-30 and Guitar Craft Tuning/Squarepusher
Greg Sundberg wrote:
> When I drop the bass string to a C, the GR-30 has a real difficult time
> figuring out the frequency of the string. It'll jump back and forth
> from the low C to any number of frequencies that it picks up from the
> harmonics. Has anyone else experienced this? Any suggestions or
Use the tuning control on the GR-30 to tune the string down within the
synth itself. In other words, select the bass string, and using the
individual parameters for that string inside the GR-30, detune it by
four half-steps down to C. You'll still be playing an E, but the synth
will transpose the note and it will sound through the synth as a C.
The term I use for this sort of thing is a "virtual tuning." It's a
good way of exploiting the individual string control afforded by a
hexaphonic pickup. I guess Joni Mitchell is ecstatic about the VG-8 for
a similar reason, in that the unit can perform all sorts of virtual
tunings without having to adjust the actual physical strings.
Obligatory loop content: Just got the two new Squarepusher releases,
which were issued domestically (in the US) on Nothing records. Haven't
listened to them yet, but I'll post a review soon.