To LucyTune your music using Logic Pro 7, Logic 8, Logic Pro 9, Logic Studio, or Logic Pro X,
Cameleon 5000, Melodyne,
Cubase and Neundo MIDI Absynth.
In Logic Pro X, the tuning tables are located within the application.
To add LucyTuning tables to the existing tuning tables:
Go to Applications folder.
Hold down ctrl key and click on Logic Pro X application icon.
Select Show Package Contents.
Navigate to Resources/Tuning Tables.
Open this folder and add all the LucyTuning .scl files which you have downloaded and unzipped into the folder.
When you restart Logic Pro X you can access the LucyTuning and other microtuning tables by going to:
Beware that when you use the App Store to update your Logic Pro X, you may find that the LucyTunings have been removed.
If this happens, just go through the procedure above and add them again.
For earlier and legacy versions see below:
Logic Pro 9 has changed the location of the Tuning Tables folder.
Fri 13th April 2012:
Problem solved; thanks to gratefully received advice from Jean-Philippe Coté
The Tuning Tables folder for Logic Pro 9 has been moved to:
/Applications/Logic Pro.app/Contents/Resources/Tuning Tables
There are a number of different formats to microtune your equipment, so if in doubt or your system is not listed here,
RTFM for the system which you wish to use.
You can find more information on which equipment is microtunable from LilMissScaleOven
Pro 7, 8, and Pro 9 Studio OSX - Download LucyTuning Codes
You can now
download files for all the LucyTuned tunings listed
below. These files will work with all the virtual instruments,
and autotune function in Logic 7, 8, and Pro 9 Studio.
are set to A4=440 Hz. and will automatically be in tune
with other LucyTuned instruments. This makes it very
easy for you to experiment .....
More than 50 different tuning files to LucyTuned virtual instruments in
Logic 7, 8, Pro 9 Studio (Mac OSX only) - and check out the included
readme file for instructions. Enjoy!
If you wish
to use more than 12 notes per octave
in a single song (as in this mp3 example SDE
which uses both G# in E Major and
Ab in F minor) you will need to bounce the
tracks in one tuning to audio files; change the tuning
settings; and then bounce the remaining tracks in other
tunings, before mixing all the audio signals.
the Main Menu go to File/Song Settings/Tuning .....
Click on the "Fixed" button.
Choose "John Harrison (1775), almost 3/10-comma,
third = 1200/pi"
Select "Fixed" Root Key to A (i.e. A4 will
be 440 Hz)
Click on "Copy to User" button.
This will set A at 0.0 and all the "black"
notes will be set to sharps (notice their negative values).
i.e. C#-D#-F#-G#-A#, and F will have become E#.
Click on "User" button, and set "User
Root Key" to A
(This is so that your retuning will be set so that A
will play at 440Hz.
[If you select any other User Root Key, the resulting
tuning will be derived from that note's frequency in
equal temperament, and will no longer be based on A=440Hz.
This may cause problems if you wish to play with other
(e.g. guitars, whose strings would otherwise have to
you wish your tuning to be other than the now selected
you will need to adjust the notes.
make the E# become F, and the black notes be flat.
Use these cent values.
F = +18.0
as required or select the values from the rightmost
column "l" in the following
way in which Logic have designed this system, creates
a difficulty, if you should wish to use more than one
assignment for a note. To use both Ab and G# (for the
chords F minor and E Major respectively) in the same
song, you will have to do some imaginative tweaking.
There are a number of way this can be achieved.
a) Run two different songs with different tuning assignments.
b) Remove and replace the offending notes/chords in
the audio mix.
c) Use another method of retuning.
ci) EXS24 as explained below
cii) Use separate tracks of separate tunings.
ciii) Pitchbend (only to nearest 1/64th of a semitone)
specific notes to compensate (Last resort).
d) Propose or invent a new method. (It should be possible
for the designers of the "on-the-fly" JI retuner (HMT)
to aim for LucyTuned values. The result however will
certainly not be "in tune" with 12tET). LucyTuned frequencies
beat with eachother at specific low frequencies.
recently producing LucyTuned Lullabies II,
with James Sanger (of Keane & Dido producer fame),
we used a combination of methods a), b), ci) & cii).You
can hear the results at: Lullabies.co.uk
your Cameleon 5000
49 LucyTunings for Cameleon 5000 in .sit format
49 LucyTunings for Cameleon 5000 in .zip format
The 49 different LucyTunings in the downloadable archives above
(which all have the extension .ana.tun) can be placed anywhere
that you can remember on your hard drive, so that you
can load them from Cameleon, when required.
At the bottom left-hand corner of the Cameleon 5000
window you will find a small red button. By clicking
the button you will be presented with a choose window,
to enable you to find and select which tuning you would
like to use. Be sure that the overall tuning knob above
the red button remains in the 12 o'clock position, so
that your LucyTunings will be tuned from A4 = 440 Hz.
Using Cameleon with Logic Pro 7 or 8 seems to require
that the tuning be loaded twice from the window to ensure
that they becomes active.
||Using Cameleon with Logic, it is possible to use two
or more tracks of Cameleon plug-ins with different tunings
simultaneously. In this way compositions with more than
12 different pitches per octave may be produced live.
Melodyne is a very useful application
which enables users to microtune and edit the timing
and formants of audio files.
Users can select from three default
microtuning. which can (with difficulty) be edited
has one of the most user-unfriendly interfaces for microtuning
that I have yet to find. Most of the mouse controls
in the GUI, react in ways which are "surprising".
Melodyne is an amazing piece of software, which after
a very steep learning curve can achieve audio modifications
which I have yet to find elsewhere.
has a MicroTuner plug-in which can microtune virtual VST
instruments. Values are set in + or - cents for the twelve
midinotes for all ocatves.
It seems that
different tunings may be used for different tracks. The maximum change for each note is + or - 64 cents. There is a readme file in the compressed download, which gives instructions on installation and use.
You can download about 50 free LucyTuning codes for Cubase from here
or here. .sit format
|GAME OVER FOR PITCHBEND MICROTUNING
Pitchbend for microtuning has nowadays become fairly
obsolete, as better technologies are now available,
as shown above.
It is possible to LucyTune
your sequences to the nearest 64th of a semitone using
Check that your MIDI equipment can recognise and respond
to pitchbend data
The current pitchbend range operating on your equipment
may be adjustable (see the operating manual), if this
is not clear or you wish to test the current range test
it as follows:
Make a simple MIDI sequence of two adjacent notes (one semitone
apart) Eg. G#4 and A4. Play the sequence and you should hear
two notes a semitone apart.
Now add a pitchbend value to the lower of the two notes, at
a value of +4096 and a value of 0 to the higher note. Listen
to the two notes again. If the notes are now the same pitch
your pitchbend range is set at 4096 units per semitone.
Experiment by changing
the values until you get it right, and discover how many pitchbend
units are required to bend your equipment by one semitone.
This will tell you which column (d, or e) of the table below
Pitchbend usually effects
only the assigned channel, and all notes played on that channel
will be "bent" until another pitchbend command is received.
Therefore to LucyTune your sequence you may have to move notes
to other channels, so that there is only ever one note per
channel at any time.
to reset all the A's to zero)
Each note will need to be pitchbent by the appropriate amount.
This is a tedious procedure, yet the results can be quite
satisfying. You can make the conversion easier by using copy
and paste in your sequencer's edit program.
the table below and the appropriate pitchbend ranges (columns
d, or e) you can set the pitchbend of each note (column a)
which you wish to use by adjusting the value for the MIDI
note named in column b.
cent values are also included for users of Ensoniq, Korg M
series, and other cent programmable equipment (column c).
There are now four levels of tuning resolution used in computer, which are determined by the number of bytes used to define pitch:
Joe Monzo of Tonalsoft has given them pseudo Greek names:
|Bytes||Name||Units Per Octave||Units Per Semtione||Notes|
|6mu||hexamu||768||64||As used for MIDI pitchbend|
|12mu||dodekamu||49152||4096||As used in AU Audio in Apple Mac OSX|
|14mu||tetradekamu||196608||16384||MIDI Tuning dump (see below)|
a new MIDI tuning dump standard was introduced. This is intended
to transmit tuning data to a resolution of 16,384 units per
semitone, (196,608 per octave). As many of the psychological
effects of LucyTuning depend upon subsonic beating: the more
accurate the tuning; the greater the effect. Unfortunately
I have yet to find a manufacturer who has fully implemented
this standard, although it should eventually happen. (Please
encourage manufacturers to introduce it in their new products).
A number of tuning programs (eg. Tuning Wrench) and some hardware
(eg. Proteus 3) already use these values to transfer tuning
using the table above in the Dump columns (g, h, i, and j),
you can tune to the LucyTuned notes listed in column a. The
tuning resolution which is played will depend upon your hardware.
The 64th of a semitone (Proteus) and xx (hex) values shown
in the table are for the lowest octave. For higher octaves
add 768 units per octave to the 64th of a semitone (Proteus)
column (g), or 12 (0C in hex) per octave to the xx column
[Frequency data format
(all bytes in hex)]
xx semitone = 100 cent
units; yy MSB (Most Significant Byte) of fraction (1/128 semitone)
= 0.78125 cent units; LSB (Least Significant Byte) of fraction
(1/16384 semitone) = 0.0061 cent units