Tune to 432Hz

Rhythm Smith
Rhythm Smith Member Posts: 3 Member

How/can you tune Machine to 432hz?

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  • Sunborn
    Sunborn Member Posts: 2,176 Expert

    You can not! It is not an individual instrument.

    You can do this only on an instrument, and only if the instrument support such function or allow you to use micro-tuning scales

  • Rhythm Smith
    Rhythm Smith Member Posts: 3 Member

    Thanks for your reply.

    Maschine Hard ware and Komplete Kontrol run as midi instruments in Maschine software....so can the A be tuned to 432 hz?

  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Member Posts: 2,473 Expert

    Neither run as "instruments", they work as "controllers" that send signals TO the software which host Instruments

    Tuning is done per-instrument plugin so if you have some overwhelming need to tune to 432 you need to do that within every instrument you choose, just as an orchestra would all have to retune each individual instrument.

    Some might say it's just easier to accept 440 as the norm

  • Rhythm Smith
    Rhythm Smith Member Posts: 3 Member

    Thanks mate, so Maschine software must be set to revive midi signals this frequency per 'note' must also be set so the controller when triggered plays the correct frequency wavelength....so there could be a way to tune the daw?

  • JesterMgee
    JesterMgee Member Posts: 2,473 Expert

    No idea mate, not something I concern myself with, too much hassle for me to be concerned about.

  • Sunborn
    Sunborn Member Posts: 2,176 Expert
    Answer ✓

    Nope! There is NO WAY to tune a DAW.

    Again, only an instrument can be tuned and only if the instrument supports tuning.

  • Paul Derrington
    Paul Derrington Member Posts: 8 Member

    You can bounce your Stereo Mix and then just tune entire track down.

  • tpen
    tpen Member Posts: 2 Member
    edited December 2022

    Some suggest a DAW can't do this but that is actually wrong. It depends on the DAW. For instance, FL Studios has a specific button right at the top, under the volume button, that allows for a complete global detuning of everything that happens within the DAW. I literally switched to FL Studios from Ableton 11 just because of that single feature. You can just type in 444HZ and it changes everything within the DAW.


    FYI.

  • darkwaves
    darkwaves Member Posts: 328 Guru

    Open maschine in FL. Load bass synth in maschine and setup a sine wave. Sequence an "A4". Put a tuner inside maschine after the bass synth. Now put another tuner on the master output in FL.

    Are they showing the same thing? My gut says that FL is just pitch shifting at some point in the signal; but it has to be after maschine. I think people are going back and forth about semantics here.

    This is just midi. You're telling maschine to play an A4. Midi doesn't know "A4 = 440hz". It knows "A4 is note number 69" (hehe). The plugin decides what that means. Maybe it means play an oscillator at 440hz. Maybe it means play a kick drum.

    If you just want the entire song pitched down by 32 cents; then you could put a pitch shifter on the master output. I'm not sure if it's technically the same thing as 432hz tuning; but close enough.

    There's nothing FL can do to tell maschine to play A4 as 432hz (except maybe pitchbend) because midi doesn't have that concept.

  • tpen
    tpen Member Posts: 2 Member

    This is from the latest FL Studios manual.

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