Hi, I have friend who has asked me the following question re microtuning. I wondered if someone could shed some light on this?:
". They [the clients] use a lot of microtuning and would like to find a software sampler (that will run on a laptop, ideally) that will give them 1 cent resolution plus the ability to map these very fine changes to the keys on a keyboard. They are into temperament tuning, dynamic tuning, you-name-it tuning and I wondered whether Gigasampler might be a good choice or whether you had any suggestions."
Any input would be appreciated. Which soft sampler handles this best? Thanks...
Well , Kontakt 1.53 already has some microtuned templates in there. But with K2 i think you could do some pretty accurate microtuning stuff with the Scripting feature...Plus its VST so its easy to run on 1 laptop. Also Absynth 3 has some amazing microtuning possiblilities and templates and although its not a sampler per se, you can load and record samples into it. With GS and you might have to dedicate your whole laptop to it...
I was experimenting with microtuning using Gigasampler a while back myself. Good for quick mockups but its 1 cent resolution is a little rough. I ended up pitch shifting the samples in Sound Forge which give 1/10 of a cent resolution. But if you refer to Wilkinson's or Carlos' tables, they use 1/100 of a cent resolution.
first you need exactly pitched samples, before you can pitch 1/10 of a cent!
Tipp: The Xsample library is pitched with such a high resolution. There are many tuning templates you can find in the programms of all instruments (Vol.1 - Vol. 13).