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Alternate Tuning / Scales editing improvement

Pym

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Alternate Tuning / Scales editing improvement
« on: April 02, 2019, 02:38:35 PM »
After doing some pretty extensive testing of the alternate tunings I noticed that there was a fundamental problem in the way we were calculating the tunings while trying to add editing capabilities to the synth. Specifically, the calculation pushes the note into the alternate tuning table after the mods are calculated, resulting in some unexpected behavior. Although this is clearly an error in implementation, we chose not to roll out a complete fix to production to prevent people who have already grown accustomed to the behavior to have an issue restoring their sounds the way they want. However I thought it was a serious enough issue to warrant a fix.

Please note, the OS is not officially supported and I'm fixing bugs on my own time if any arise. It has already been tested but it is possible some problems will come up. Please back up your work before asking for the OS

Edit: Decided it was just easier to post it here... file is attached

Hold down transpose up and transpose down on the keyboard, or glide/portamento on the module, then hit the arp hold button. That gets you into scale edit mode in the FX section of the keyboard. Hit a key to select a note (or the first encoder) and then use the other 3 encoders to alter tunings for that key. Hit arp hold again to exit scale edit mode and save the scale

Also you can export the currently selected scale over MIDI by holding 'Manual' and hitting button 2

Enjoy!
« Last Edit: April 04, 2019, 10:48:44 AM by Pym »
Dave Smith Instruments

Re: Alternate Tuning / Scales editing improvement
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2019, 11:55:44 AM »
Pym,

Not sure I understand what you are saying.  But am I safe to say that if I have the update preceding this that my alternate scales are correct?   I didn't notice anything too odd other than the oddness of some of the scales themselves.  In other words, if I do not update are my alternate tuning still viable?
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Re: Alternate Tuning / Scales editing improvement
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2020, 03:48:05 PM »
Please note, the OS is not officially supported and I'm fixing bugs on my own time if any arise. It has already been tested but it is possible some problems will come up. Please back up your work before asking for the OS

Is this an actual OS update? If so is it an iteration of the previous beta 1.5.8? Slightly confused as the filename suggests it contains tunings and not an OS.

Thanks!

Re: Alternate Tuning / Scales editing improvement
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2021, 08:59:41 PM »
I think it’s an actual OS. I’ve been using it for about a year without any issues, as far as I can tell. The OB6 shows “9.0.0” when it starts up...

@pym I would love to know if these “scale editing improvements” have been incorporated into the 1.6.4 beta
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Re: Alternate Tuning / Scales editing improvement
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2021, 11:15:04 AM »
Dear Pym,

I saw this topic only now. Having a keyboard OB-6 upgraded to OS v1.6.6, I can't enter in scale edit mode as you described previously. Is it included in this OS?

Thanks,
Akos

After doing some pretty extensive testing of the alternate tunings I noticed that there was a fundamental problem in the way we were calculating the tunings while trying to add editing capabilities to the synth. Specifically, the calculation pushes the note into the alternate tuning table after the mods are calculated, resulting in some unexpected behavior. Although this is clearly an error in implementation, we chose not to roll out a complete fix to production to prevent people who have already grown accustomed to the behavior to have an issue restoring their sounds the way they want. However I thought it was a serious enough issue to warrant a fix.

Please note, the OS is not officially supported and I'm fixing bugs on my own time if any arise. It has already been tested but it is possible some problems will come up. Please back up your work before asking for the OS

Edit: Decided it was just easier to post it here... file is attached

Hold down transpose up and transpose down on the keyboard, or glide/portamento on the module, then hit the arp hold button. That gets you into scale edit mode in the FX section of the keyboard. Hit a key to select a note (or the first encoder) and then use the other 3 encoders to alter tunings for that key. Hit arp hold again to exit scale edit mode and save the scale

Also you can export the currently selected scale over MIDI by holding 'Manual' and hitting button 2

Enjoy!

Pym

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Re: Alternate Tuning / Scales editing improvement
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2021, 12:07:00 PM »
I need to update the custom OS with the new Vintage knob improvements, it's on my list

Dear Pym,

I saw this topic only now. Having a keyboard OB-6 upgraded to OS v1.6.6, I can't enter in scale edit mode as you described previously. Is it included in this OS?

Thanks,
Akos

After doing some pretty extensive testing of the alternate tunings I noticed that there was a fundamental problem in the way we were calculating the tunings while trying to add editing capabilities to the synth. Specifically, the calculation pushes the note into the alternate tuning table after the mods are calculated, resulting in some unexpected behavior. Although this is clearly an error in implementation, we chose not to roll out a complete fix to production to prevent people who have already grown accustomed to the behavior to have an issue restoring their sounds the way they want. However I thought it was a serious enough issue to warrant a fix.

Please note, the OS is not officially supported and I'm fixing bugs on my own time if any arise. It has already been tested but it is possible some problems will come up. Please back up your work before asking for the OS

Edit: Decided it was just easier to post it here... file is attached

Hold down transpose up and transpose down on the keyboard, or glide/portamento on the module, then hit the arp hold button. That gets you into scale edit mode in the FX section of the keyboard. Hit a key to select a note (or the first encoder) and then use the other 3 encoders to alter tunings for that key. Hit arp hold again to exit scale edit mode and save the scale

Also you can export the currently selected scale over MIDI by holding 'Manual' and hitting button 2

Enjoy!
Dave Smith Instruments