Feature Request: Microtuning support

Mercury-4 is a detailed emulation of one of the best-sounding and quirkiest polyphonic synthesizers of the late 1970's, the Roland Jupiter-4.
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monsoon
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Feature Request: Microtuning support

Post by monsoon » Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:33 pm

I'd buy Mercury 4 in a heartbeat if it was tunable. Any plans to support Scala files (perhaps using the Surge library) or MTS? Or is this already there but I missed it?

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Re: Feature Request: Microtuning support

Post by cherryaudio Greg » Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:42 pm

There is the master tuning option.

Hold down the ctrl key while turning the knob for finer control.

Relevant help doc entry:
https://docs.cherryaudio.com/cherry-aud ... aster-tune

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Re: Feature Request: Microtuning support

Post by huggermugger » Fri Sep 24, 2021 7:42 pm

I think Monsoon is asking about microtuning. Scala files are used for non-standard (non-equal temperament) scales. It'd be a nice feature in your synths, especially in Voltage Modular.

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Re: Feature Request: Microtuning support

Post by ColinP » Fri Sep 24, 2021 7:43 pm

I suspect the only way you'll be able to achieve microtonality is monophonically by using hand crafted pitch bend with the Bender Sensitivity turned right down.

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Re: Feature Request: Microtuning support

Post by monsoon » Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:52 pm

I suspect the only way you'll be able to achieve microtonality is monophonically by using hand crafted pitch bend with the Bender Sensitivity turned right down.
Yeah that's what I thought -- just wanted to check I wasn't missing something. Be nice if this was fixed in a future update; poly synths can sound amazing in tunings other than 12-EDO. Assuming the Mercury 4 code is C++ the MTS solution is very easy to implement.

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Re: Feature Request: Microtuning support

Post by cherryaudio Greg » Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:25 pm

Thanks for the suggestion!

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Re: Feature Request: Microtuning support

Post by monsoon » Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:45 am

No worries -- the synth sounds great!

While I'm here and feeling cheeky, the same request goes for the Memorymode... I've been on the hunt for a really good Moog emulation for a long time but none of them (AFAIK) supports microtuning yet.

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Re: Feature Request: Microtuning support

Post by huggermugger » Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:48 am

It's not a "moog emulation", but AAS's UltraAnalog is a great sounding analog emulation and it reads Scala files.

https://www.applied-acoustics.com/ultra-analog-va-3/

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Re: Feature Request: Microtuning support

Post by monsoon » Sat Sep 25, 2021 2:31 pm

I actually have Ultra Analog and REALLY like it. It doesn't quite scratch my itch for that Moog sound -- it has a "ladder" filter type but it doesn't hit the spot for me. Sounds great overall though and I probably have some things to learn about programming it.

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