Help with changing Master Tuning in VSC DXi

Help with changing Master Tuning in VSC DXi

Post by PLV » Wed, 12 Dec 2001 06:57:22



Hi,
I have bought Home Studio 2002 and I am using the VSC DXi. Everything is
fine except that it uses the default tuning (A=440) and I really do need to
play with A=442Hz. What can I do? Is there a SysEx command that would do the
trick?
Thanks for your help!
Paolo
 
 
 

Help with changing Master Tuning in VSC DXi

Post by Barry Graha » Wed, 12 Dec 2001 18:10:21



Quote:> Hi,
> I really do need to
> play with A=442Hz. What can I do? Is there a SysEx command that would do
the
> trick?

Have you checked the Help file with your sound device.
The VSC-88 lists the RPN controller method of setting Master Tuning on that
device.

 
 
 

Help with changing Master Tuning in VSC DXi

Post by PLV » Wed, 12 Dec 2001 19:42:14


Hi,

yes I have seen this, but I do not really understand (sigh) how to use it. I
would be very happy if you could help me deciphering this (I copy from a
table included in the help file):

Master tuning: Sys Ex 40 00 00
Hz in A4 = 442:  45 03 00 04 04 0F

Now, very naively I tried to send the following SysEx:
F0  40  00  00  45  03  00  04  04  0F  F7

But it does not give any result, is it the checksum I need to set? Is it
completely wrong?

I include here below the whole paragraph "ABOUT TUNING" that is included in
the help for the VSC DXi, the table formatting is lost, but I hope it still
makes sense (it gets better if you use courier or similar fonts):

Thanks!

Paolo

<About tuning>
In MIDI, individual Parts are tuned by sending RPN #1 (Master Fine Tuning)
to the appropriate MIDI channel.

In MIDI, an entire device is tuned by either sending RPN #1 to all MIDI
channels being used, or by sending a System Exclusive MASTER TUNE (address
40 00 00H).

RPN #1 allows tuning to be specified in steps of approximately 0.012 cents
(to be precise, 100/8192 cent), and System Exclusive MASTER TUNE allows
tuning in steps of 0.1 cent. One cent is 1/100th of a semitone.

The values of RPN #1 (Master Fine Tuning) and System Exclusive MASTER TUNE
are added together to determine the actual pitch sounded by each Part.

Frequently used tuning values are given in the following table for your
reference. Values are in hexadecimal (decimal in parentheses).

Hz in A4   cent   RPN #1    Sys.Ex. 40 00 00

445.0   +19.56   4C 43 (+1603)   00 04 0C 04 (+196)

444.0   +15.67   4A 03 (+1283)   00 04 09 0D (+157)

443.0   +11.76   47 44 (+964)   00 04 07 06 (+118)

442.0   + 7.85   45 03 (+643)   00 04 04 0F (+79)

441.0   + 3.93   42 42 (+322)   00 04 02 07 (+39)

440.0   0.00   40 00 (0)   00 04 00 00 (0)

439.0   - 3.94   3D 3D (-323)   00 03 0D 09 (-39)

438.0   - 7.89   3A 7A (-646)   00 03 0B 01 (-79)

<Example> Set the tuning of MIDI channel 3 to A4 = 442.0 Hz

Send RPN#1 to MIDI channel 3. From the above table, the value is 45 03H.





> > Hi,
> > I really do need to
> > play with A=442Hz. What can I do? Is there a SysEx command that would do
> the
> > trick?

> Have you checked the Help file with your sound device.
> The VSC-88 lists the RPN controller method of setting Master Tuning on
that
> device.

 
 
 

Help with changing Master Tuning in VSC DXi

Post by NetNew » Thu, 13 Dec 2001 08:58:45


Find Mike LeVoi's XG-GS Sysex editor on the net and get it, then all you
need do is cut and paste.
JB

> Hi,

> yes I have seen this, but I do not really understand (sigh) how to use it.
I
> would be very happy if you could help me deciphering this (I copy from a
> table included in the help file):

> Master tuning: Sys Ex 40 00 00
> Hz in A4 = 442:  45 03 00 04 04 0F

> Now, very naively I tried to send the following SysEx:
> F0  40  00  00  45  03  00  04  04  0F  F7

> But it does not give any result, is it the checksum I need to set? Is it
> completely wrong?

> I include here below the whole paragraph "ABOUT TUNING" that is included
in
> the help for the VSC DXi, the table formatting is lost, but I hope it
still
> makes sense (it gets better if you use courier or similar fonts):

> Thanks!

> Paolo

> <About tuning>
> In MIDI, individual Parts are tuned by sending RPN #1 (Master Fine Tuning)
> to the appropriate MIDI channel.

> In MIDI, an entire device is tuned by either sending RPN #1 to all MIDI
> channels being used, or by sending a System Exclusive MASTER TUNE (address
> 40 00 00H).

> RPN #1 allows tuning to be specified in steps of approximately 0.012 cents
> (to be precise, 100/8192 cent), and System Exclusive MASTER TUNE allows
> tuning in steps of 0.1 cent. One cent is 1/100th of a semitone.

> The values of RPN #1 (Master Fine Tuning) and System Exclusive MASTER TUNE
> are added together to determine the actual pitch sounded by each Part.

> Frequently used tuning values are given in the following table for your
> reference. Values are in hexadecimal (decimal in parentheses).

> Hz in A4   cent   RPN #1    Sys.Ex. 40 00 00

> 445.0   +19.56   4C 43 (+1603)   00 04 0C 04 (+196)

> 444.0   +15.67   4A 03 (+1283)   00 04 09 0D (+157)

> 443.0   +11.76   47 44 (+964)   00 04 07 06 (+118)

> 442.0   + 7.85   45 03 (+643)   00 04 04 0F (+79)

> 441.0   + 3.93   42 42 (+322)   00 04 02 07 (+39)

> 440.0   0.00   40 00 (0)   00 04 00 00 (0)

> 439.0   - 3.94   3D 3D (-323)   00 03 0D 09 (-39)

> 438.0   - 7.89   3A 7A (-646)   00 03 0B 01 (-79)

> <Example> Set the tuning of MIDI channel 3 to A4 = 442.0 Hz

> Send RPN#1 to MIDI channel 3. From the above table, the value is 45 03H.





> > > Hi,
> > > I really do need to
> > > play with A=442Hz. What can I do? Is there a SysEx command that would
do
> > the
> > > trick?

> > Have you checked the Help file with your sound device.
> > The VSC-88 lists the RPN controller method of setting Master Tuning on
> that
> > device.

 
 
 

Help with changing Master Tuning in VSC DXi

Post by PLV » Fri, 14 Dec 2001 04:38:17


Thanks for your suggestion. I downloaded the program but unfortunately it
does not recognize the DXi synth, so it doesn't seem to work at all
(dragging the pitch slidebar has no effect at all).
...other ideas or suggestions... please?
PL



> Find Mike LeVoi's XG-GS Sysex editor on the net and get it, then all you
> need do is cut and paste.
> JB


> > Hi,

> > yes I have seen this, but I do not really understand (sigh) how to use
it.
> I
> > would be very happy if you could help me deciphering this (I copy from a
> > table included in the help file):

> > Master tuning: Sys Ex 40 00 00
> > Hz in A4 = 442:  45 03 00 04 04 0F

> > Now, very naively I tried to send the following SysEx:
> > F0  40  00  00  45  03  00  04  04  0F  F7

> > But it does not give any result, is it the checksum I need to set? Is it
> > completely wrong?

> > I include here below the whole paragraph "ABOUT TUNING" that is included
> in
> > the help for the VSC DXi, the table formatting is lost, but I hope it
> still
> > makes sense (it gets better if you use courier or similar fonts):

> > Thanks!

> > Paolo

> > <About tuning>
> > In MIDI, individual Parts are tuned by sending RPN #1 (Master Fine
Tuning)
> > to the appropriate MIDI channel.

> > In MIDI, an entire device is tuned by either sending RPN #1 to all MIDI
> > channels being used, or by sending a System Exclusive MASTER TUNE
(address
> > 40 00 00H).

> > RPN #1 allows tuning to be specified in steps of approximately 0.012
cents
> > (to be precise, 100/8192 cent), and System Exclusive MASTER TUNE allows
> > tuning in steps of 0.1 cent. One cent is 1/100th of a semitone.

> > The values of RPN #1 (Master Fine Tuning) and System Exclusive MASTER
TUNE
> > are added together to determine the actual pitch sounded by each Part.

> > Frequently used tuning values are given in the following table for your
> > reference. Values are in hexadecimal (decimal in parentheses).

> > Hz in A4   cent   RPN #1    Sys.Ex. 40 00 00

> > 445.0   +19.56   4C 43 (+1603)   00 04 0C 04 (+196)

> > 444.0   +15.67   4A 03 (+1283)   00 04 09 0D (+157)

> > 443.0   +11.76   47 44 (+964)   00 04 07 06 (+118)

> > 442.0   + 7.85   45 03 (+643)   00 04 04 0F (+79)

> > 441.0   + 3.93   42 42 (+322)   00 04 02 07 (+39)

> > 440.0   0.00   40 00 (0)   00 04 00 00 (0)

> > 439.0   - 3.94   3D 3D (-323)   00 03 0D 09 (-39)

> > 438.0   - 7.89   3A 7A (-646)   00 03 0B 01 (-79)

> > <Example> Set the tuning of MIDI channel 3 to A4 = 442.0 Hz

> > Send RPN#1 to MIDI channel 3. From the above table, the value is 45 03H.





> > > > Hi,
> > > > I really do need to
> > > > play with A=442Hz. What can I do? Is there a SysEx command that
would
> do
> > > the
> > > > trick?

> > > Have you checked the Help file with your sound device.
> > > The VSC-88 lists the RPN controller method of setting Master Tuning on
> > that
> > > device.

 
 
 

Help with changing Master Tuning in VSC DXi

Post by NetNew » Sat, 15 Dec 2001 08:51:38


Email Mike and ask him if the sysex for Master Tuning for the 88 is what you
should paste?  If it takes sysex, that is probably it.
JB

> Thanks for your suggestion. I downloaded the program but unfortunately it
> does not recognize the DXi synth, so it doesn't seem to work at all
> (dragging the pitch slidebar has no effect at all).
> ...other ideas or suggestions... please?
> PL



> > Find Mike LeVoi's XG-GS Sysex editor on the net and get it, then all you
> > need do is cut and paste.
> > JB


> > > Hi,

> > > yes I have seen this, but I do not really understand (sigh) how to use
> it.
> > I
> > > would be very happy if you could help me deciphering this (I copy from
a
> > > table included in the help file):

> > > Master tuning: Sys Ex 40 00 00
> > > Hz in A4 = 442:  45 03 00 04 04 0F

> > > Now, very naively I tried to send the following SysEx:
> > > F0  40  00  00  45  03  00  04  04  0F  F7

> > > But it does not give any result, is it the checksum I need to set? Is
it
> > > completely wrong?

> > > I include here below the whole paragraph "ABOUT TUNING" that is
included
> > in
> > > the help for the VSC DXi, the table formatting is lost, but I hope it
> > still
> > > makes sense (it gets better if you use courier or similar fonts):

> > > Thanks!

> > > Paolo

> > > <About tuning>
> > > In MIDI, individual Parts are tuned by sending RPN #1 (Master Fine
> Tuning)
> > > to the appropriate MIDI channel.

> > > In MIDI, an entire device is tuned by either sending RPN #1 to all
MIDI
> > > channels being used, or by sending a System Exclusive MASTER TUNE
> (address
> > > 40 00 00H).

> > > RPN #1 allows tuning to be specified in steps of approximately 0.012
> cents
> > > (to be precise, 100/8192 cent), and System Exclusive MASTER TUNE
allows
> > > tuning in steps of 0.1 cent. One cent is 1/100th of a semitone.

> > > The values of RPN #1 (Master Fine Tuning) and System Exclusive MASTER
> TUNE
> > > are added together to determine the actual pitch sounded by each Part.

> > > Frequently used tuning values are given in the following table for
your
> > > reference. Values are in hexadecimal (decimal in parentheses).

> > > Hz in A4   cent   RPN #1    Sys.Ex. 40 00 00

> > > 445.0   +19.56   4C 43 (+1603)   00 04 0C 04 (+196)

> > > 444.0   +15.67   4A 03 (+1283)   00 04 09 0D (+157)

> > > 443.0   +11.76   47 44 (+964)   00 04 07 06 (+118)

> > > 442.0   + 7.85   45 03 (+643)   00 04 04 0F (+79)

> > > 441.0   + 3.93   42 42 (+322)   00 04 02 07 (+39)

> > > 440.0   0.00   40 00 (0)   00 04 00 00 (0)

> > > 439.0   - 3.94   3D 3D (-323)   00 03 0D 09 (-39)

> > > 438.0   - 7.89   3A 7A (-646)   00 03 0B 01 (-79)

> > > <Example> Set the tuning of MIDI channel 3 to A4 = 442.0 Hz

> > > Send RPN#1 to MIDI channel 3. From the above table, the value is 45
03H.





> > > > > Hi,
> > > > > I really do need to
> > > > > play with A=442Hz. What can I do? Is there a SysEx command that
> would
> > do
> > > > the
> > > > > trick?

> > > > Have you checked the Help file with your sound device.
> > > > The VSC-88 lists the RPN controller method of setting Master Tuning
on
> > > that
> > > > device.

 
 
 

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