Using Ableton Operator to Generate Fixed Frequencies To Tune Samples by Ear

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I’ve finished programming the racks for the upcoming sound library. I’m going through each instrument and tuning any samples that have pitch to concert pitch. I like doing a first pass by ear which requires a reference pitch.

A quick way to do this generate a fixed pitch for reference is to use Ableton Operator.

  1. Click the Fixed button for Oscillar A
  2. Turn the Freq knob to the desired pitch. Mouse over the number below the knob and type in the frequency you need.
  3. I then create a midi clip that plays a note. I start the clip, then can navigate away to other tracks.

Here is a handy article on Wikipedia for Piano key frequencies.

Mark Mosher
www.ModulateThis.com

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Mark Mosher • Audio/Visual Synthesist | Boulder, CO View All →

Artist site: http://www.markmoshermusic.com
Host of Sonic Encounters Podcast: http://markmoshermusic.com/podcast/.
Boulder Synthesizer Meetup founder and host: http://www.bouldersynth.com

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