soundbytes sympathizer

This new effect is similar to what You hear when You sing or play into an undamped string instrument like Harp or Dulcimer. It can be used to emulate a cluster of sympathetic strings for Harpsichord or Harp emulations. But is also nice with other instruments.

I have now also created a Sympathizer version that can be used with NI Reaktor.

The Sympathizer Tuning Table

The Sympathizer supports tuning presets. These can be accessed and edited from a seperate Panel. To open it rightclick any element within the osc(sym) module and let SynC Modular find it. Then rightclick the Sympathizer Tuning Table module and select show panel. You can now play around with the tunings or add your own scales.

Sympathizer Tuning presets:

  1. .Chinese Quin:
    A pythagorean Pentatonic tuning in use for the chinese Quin.
    Intervals in cents:
    From each other: 204-294-204-204-294-204
    From root 204-498-702-906-1200-1404
  2. Pythagorean Pentaton:
    A Pentatonic scale that explores the Fractions
    1, 5/4, 4/3, 3/2, 5/3 as Intervalls.
  3. Medieval:
    1, 9/8, 81/64, 4/3, 3/2, 27/8, 243/128
    Most pairs of notes 4 steps apart are in the ratio of 3/2,
    so the fifths sound good. This collection of pitches is
    called the Pythagorean Scale, and much medieval music sounds
    best in this scale.
  4. Asavari Raga:
    A Raga Scale used in classical indian music.
    1/1, 9/8, 32/27, 4/3, 3/2, 8/5, 16/9, 2/1
  5. Just Major:
    1 9/8 5/4 4/3 3/2 5/3 5/8 2
  6. Mandinka:
    An interesting one. This is an african scale. An equidistant
    heptatonic tuning used by the Western Sudanese Mande people
    for Balafones.
  7. A D110 Detuned 1:
    All Strings in Unison, Slightly detuned
  8. A D110 Detuned 2:
    All Strings in Unison, a bit more detuned
  9. Tempered Major:
    An equally tempered C major Scale
  10. Temp Maj Low:
  11. Chromatic Just:
    1/1, 16/15, 9/8, 6/5, 5/4, 4/3, 45/32, 3/2, 8/5, 5/3, 9/5, 15/8, 2/1
  12. Chromatic Tempered:

The Scales and more information concerning historical and ethnic tunings can be found at the following Sites: (4),(11) (3),(5)  (1) (6) (2)

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