|RE:Music Tuning Software (modified 0 times) ||zhensel|
|The PocketTune software seems to generate a decent pitch, but don't expect to go and tune a piano with it :) - it also doesn't seem to have any sound input abilities, so it is up to you to match the pitch. The real problem is that the pitch only goes for a second and then stops - I can't tune via beat frequencies (ie: two close pitches playing from seperate sources will have a certain beat frequency that you can hear (where the waves add to each other), as they approach each other the amount of beats goes down, and once they go away the pitches are matched - or completely far apart anyway :) The metronome works pretty well, but the sounds it makes when you set the time signature are horrible (click, bleh, bleh, bleh, click, bleh, bleh...) - it also seems to be pretty innacurrate for higher tempos. Good enough to practice with though if you've got no natural rythm.|
Regarding my earlier sequencer question - I found a program called wavedrummer that is a basic drum machine (high hat, snare, really bad bass drum sound.) You can't save on the shareware version, but it's pretty fun to goof around with. Someone wanted some music to breakdance to in school today and I whipped up a quick beat pattern for him. Suprisingly, he was pretty good at breakdancing - stalling, whirling, all kinds of stuff. A sequencer or a synthesizer program (like on the c64's of old) would be really cool though. Maybe you could even sample stuff with the mic and incorporate that. The quality would be ultra-low-fi, but still fun to waste time with.