I bought a 32-string Kantele from a flee market here in Finland. The instrument sounds lovely even if the soundboard is cracked. I don’t know how old the instrument is, the soundboard is made from really fine grain spruce (probably from northern parts of Finland).
I went through the process of tuning the […]
The latest version of Spotify removed the option to minimize the application to the system tray and this is quite annoying. As a quick fix I made a wrapper application that does this job instead.
It works like this: instead of starting Spotify, you start the wrapper application which then starts Spotify. You should now […]
My Behringer BCR2000 has been lying in a corner unused until yesterday when I found out about Zaquencer, which is a custom firmware that turns the BCR2000 into a step sequencer, and a very good one. Inspired by this I made wooden panels (teak) for the BCR to improve the looks. This is […]
Now available is the second edition of the expanded SID-Wizard manual I wrote in 2012. I have added some chapter (about dealing with noise, calculating bpm etc.). The e-book is up to date with version 1.6 of SID-Wizard. Very nice things added to SID-Wizard since 1.5 is MIDI support and A4=432Hz tuning.
A while ago a friend of mine (Mathias Lillmåns) contacted me and said that he needed a nice microphone for his band’s new style. The band in question is Finntroll. Mathias (aka. Lillen) told me then that he suspected I could do something about it. It sounded interesting so I started looking for parts. I […]
This is part 2 of the tutorial for re-tuning your music files to A4=432Hz. In this part you will learn how to export the re-tuned files so you can listen to the re-tuned versions in any other media player.
If you want to learn how to create chip tunes on the Commodore 64, this e-book may be of help. It’s an expanded manual for the new (2012) and excellent C64 native music tracker SID-Wizard (version 1.2) by Mihaly Horvath.
There are instructions available across the Internet about how to re-tune music to A4=432Hz with the audio player foobar2000 and plugin SoundTouch. This is very nice but since this involves real time pitch shifting of the music it creates unwanted artifacts in the sound. Instead of changing the pitch it is also possible to change […]
Getting Z3TA+ tuned to Pythagorean tuning at C4=256Hz (which results in A4=432Hz) is quite an easy task to do, since this soft synth supports scala (.scl) files. The steps in this tutorial can also be taken in any other soft synth that supports scala files.
This tutorial is for anybody that wants to try out […]