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Sampletank or BF tuner outta tune?
Old 26th July 2005
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Sampletank or BF tuner outta tune?

I'm trying to put down some guitars on a jingle and I've tuned my guitar to the Bomb factory tuner and I'm playing along to a backing done with Sample tank but it's just not in tune! The guitar seems sharp to me so I've gotta tune it by ear.
What gives, is Sample tank outta tune or is it the Bomb Factory tuner?
Old 26th July 2005
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do other patches in st sound the same pitch?

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Old 26th July 2005
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sampletank sounds in tune with itself to me,
the guitar sounds fine when i play it by itself and I've checked the tuning with a boss tu12 to be sure, but when i put the two together??
The guitar always sounds sharp to me.
Old 26th July 2005
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right... i mean, if you're playing back "grand piano A" in sampletank, and it plays a C, then you listen to "grand piano D", and it plays a C, do the two sound the same pitch? also, how do each instrument sound on a real tuner? i trust anything bomb factory about as far as i can throw it...

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Old 26th July 2005
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This may be super obvious, but is there any chance it's a problem with the guitar's intonation? That would explain being in tune with the tuner (open strings) but not when you play (fretted notes.)

I have a Korg DTR tuner that's accessible via a send in pro tools; that way any track can be routed to it. Works great. better than the BF tuner.
Old 26th July 2005
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Quote:
Originally Posted by borau
Might one of them be calibrated to 442(Standard Orchestral Pitch)?
it's my understanding that standard us orchestral tuning is 440, and i've always heard "european" tuning ("european" certainly is vague) is 444. what don't i know?

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Old 26th July 2005
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440 here (Europe), for non-orchestral.

Some of the Sonic Synth patches are a bit out of tune..

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Old 26th July 2005
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Just FYI: Pitch Generator set @ 440hz is dead on standard A w/my BF Tuner. Maybe you could route an A in Sampletank through BF Tuner and check it?

OT: Anybody tried those Strobe tuner plugs yet?
Old 26th July 2005
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Prickstein, at what frequency are you running your session?


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Old 27th July 2005
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Quote:
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Prickstein, at what frequency are you running your session?


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This is the PTle rig at the jingle companyI work at I'm talking about and they run sessions at 44.1/ 16 bit (to save on drive space)
Old 27th July 2005
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Ha, knew it!
Just ran a test tone through the tuner and it was spot on, then ran the bass sound through and it was about 20 cents flat!
It's been bugging me for ages, thought it was the intonation on the guitars I was using.
Old 27th July 2005
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if on mac osx - use the built in zoom functionality with the BF tuner, helps a lot!
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