Detuning Notes in Muse Sounds

• Dec 16, 2022 - 15:41

I've been trying out the new Muse Sounds for playback of some microtonal music and unfortunately the new libraries don't yet respond to the "tuning" parameter in the note playback settings.
Will this feature be added in the future?
It would be a shame if it weren't, and integrating the note tuning paramer sounds pretty straight-forward since there's already that parameter in the note settings.
Detuning notes on the standard soundfont works fine.
Thanks in advance,


I've been trying this myself and I've found that the tuning will only change in increments of semitones. I think the problem with tuning in musesounds is that the sounds were actually recorded instead of being computer generated (I think, I might be wrong) and so only semitonal increments were recorded as it would take an extremely long time to record every microtonal increment on every instrument. I might be completely wrong but it's my theory.

In reply to by tahliabrennan

Yeah, that would make sense, but clicking on the notehead will play back the recorded sample pitch shifted by the correct detune amount, however, when playing back a score, everything sounds in 12-TET.

I really believe this is a programming oversight because nobody in the dev team cares about non-western music.

It's extremely strange, since it works well for me in the editor, just not in the playback.
The attached image's settings works perfectly fine if I click on the notehead and let it play back, but as soon as I click play, it goes back to its original tuning (despite the setting remaining the same).

I'm fine with the not-too-realistic playback when using microtones, since I'm using it on a piano anyway which isn't realistic at all. I'm just super confused why it works only when "debugging" and not in actual testing.

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