[Haskell-cafe] Haskore microtonal support
paul.hudak at yale.edu
Fri Sep 22 08:59:11 EDT 2006
An easier and better way to support microtonal music in Haskore is to
use the csound back-end instead of MIDI. I'd be happy to help someone
develop such a thing if interested.
Magnus Jonsson wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Sep 2006, Henning Thielemann wrote:
>> On Thu, 14 Sep 2006, Magnus Jonsson wrote:
>>> Now even more interestingly, my program also deals with music! :) I'm
>>> generating microtonal midi files. I use it for very much the same
>>> purpose as
>>> you do (although my program is not yet finished).
>> Is it something we could and should add to Haskore?
> If Haskore could support microtones that would make this world a
> slightly better world for me. Here are the basic things you need to
> support microtonal music:
> - Pitch representations would have to be able to express any pitch.
> - One appealing approach is to represent a pitch directly as it's
> - Probably the most useful representation though is a base pitch,
> say one of C,D,E,F,G,A,B, followed by a list of accidentals that
> modify the pitch. The user should be able to define his own base
> pitches and accidentals, in terms of cents or frequency ratios or
> something similar.
> - Generating microtonal midi files requires that you add pitch-bend
> messages before all notes. That restricts each midi channel to only
> being able to play one note at a time. This is a big deficiency in the
> midi protocol imo.
> / Magnus
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