Exciting news this week for Eurorack modular-synthesists and alternative-intonation enthusiasts from the visionary engineers of the Ornament & Crime Eurorack synth module, Tim Churches, Patrick Dowling and mxmxmx, which now, with their 1.3.0 firmware update, includes some very impressive microtuning features:
- Predefined microtonal scales. See the full list at: http://ornament-and-cri.me/predefined_scales/
- Support for user-defined microtonal scales with up to 16 arbitrary notes per octave (and can thus be subsets of scales with far more than 16 notes per octave).
- Support for non-octaval scales/microtunings, specifically the Wendy Carlos alpha, beta and gamma microtonal tunings, and the tritaval microtonal tuning, including support for Bohlen-Pierce scales as well as several other tritaval scales.
- A closed-loop “auto-tune” system which can automatically derive compensation curves for specific VCOs connected to specific pitch CV outputs of O&C, which can dramatically improve the pitch tracking performance of many VCOs, which is an important consideration when working with microtonal tunings and scales.
Explore the impressive and seemingly infinite possibilities for timbre, rhythm and music creation with o_C at the below video and music pages on the ornament & crime site: