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Donald B. Lagosz-Sinclair
2004-08-29, 15:05
This is from a message Dean sent to the Checkins list last week:

....
Fixed pitch control to preserve pitch settings across songs and adjust during a song.
....

Does "pitch" mean what I think it does? That is, is it something that can be
adjusted somehow? If so, a plugin taking advantage of this would be a great
help to musicians playing along with recordings that aren't in concert pitch
(increasingly rare nowadays, but instruments on some older pop stuff were
apparently tuned by ear).

If that works, and if the tempo could be adjusted as well (without affecting
pitch), then the Squeezebox would be a great learning tool, i.e. to slow down
a song to learn a part, then increase the tempo as proficiency improves.

Possible? -:- dbls

kdf
2004-08-29, 15:27
Quoting "Donald B. Lagosz-Sinclair" <dbls (AT) comcast (DOT) net>:

> This is from a message Dean sent to the Checkins list last week:
>
> ...
> Fixed pitch control to preserve pitch settings across songs and adjust during
> a song.
> ...
>
> Does "pitch" mean what I think it does? That is, is it something that can be
> adjusted somehow? If so, a plugin taking advantage of this would be a great
> help to musicians playing along with recordings that aren't in concert pitch
> (increasingly rare nowadays, but instruments on some older pop stuff were
> apparently tuned by ear).

if you have a squeezebox, try out your player settings and you can find out for
yourself what pitch means :)
-kdf

seanadams
2004-08-29, 15:37
Donald - it's not really pitch, it's overall playback speed. You can
access it under the settings menu on the squeezebox.

Proper adjustments for tempo/pitch are possible but would require DSP
work on the server. This would be a great project if somebody wants to
have a go at it, though it's not something on our roadmap here.

On Aug 29, 2004, at 3:05 PM, Donald B. Lagosz-Sinclair wrote:

> This is from a message Dean sent to the Checkins list last week:
>
> ...
> Fixed pitch control to preserve pitch settings across songs and adjust
> during a song.
> ...
>
> Does "pitch" mean what I think it does? That is, is it something that
> can be
> adjusted somehow? If so, a plugin taking advantage of this would be a
> great
> help to musicians playing along with recordings that aren't in concert
> pitch
> (increasingly rare nowadays, but instruments on some older pop stuff
> were
> apparently tuned by ear).
>
> If that works, and if the tempo could be adjusted as well (without
> affecting
> pitch), then the Squeezebox would be a great learning tool, i.e. to
> slow down
> a song to learn a part, then increase the tempo as proficiency
> improves.
>
> Possible? -:- dbls
>
>