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    Here's a description of the built-in scale quantization options on the Vector. For any of these that look unfamiliar, just run a search on wikipedia to get the details. The 7th chords are not scales in the way that most folks think of scales, but they do make for an interesting quantization option.

    Cheers,
    Jim

    CHR: Chromatic
    MAJ: Major
    MIN: Minor
    DOR: Dorian
    PHY: Phrygian
    LYD: Lydian
    MIX: Mixlydian
    LOC: Locrian
    HM: Harmonic Minor
    MM: Melodic Minor
    WT: Whole Tone
    O1: Octatonic 1,2
    O2: Octatonic 2,1
    PT: Pentatonic
    PTM: Pentatonic Minor
    M7: Major 7th Chord
    D7: Dominant 7th Chord

  • #2
    Thanks so much for this list. I was wondering what a few of these were!

    By the way, and correct me if I'm wrong as my music theory is pretty limited. But why does Pentatonic Minor C have a Db? I thought it was C, Eb, F, G, Bb.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by SolarRainUK View Post
      Thanks so much for this list. I was wondering what a few of these were!

      By the way, and correct me if I'm wrong as my music theory is pretty limited. But why does Pentatonic Minor C have a Db? I thought it was C, Eb, F, G, Bb.
      You are correct -- that is a bug!

      Jim

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      • #4
        Hi Jim,

        Any chance for microtonal scales in the near future? Having Pyth and Just without a separate quantizer would be rad!

        Cheers,
        Nate

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        • #5
          Something I absolutely loved about the Intellijel Metropolis are the more exotic scales you could choose. They made for very interesting melodies and I never found these scales in any other sequencer.
          I’d think it should be super easy to incorporate these scales in the Vector firmware and would be so happy to find them there in the future.

          Here’s an overview of the Metropolis scales. Especially the ones from super locrian on were very interesting to use.

          Chromatic
          CHrOM
          0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
          Major
          MAJOr
          0, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11
          Minor
          MInOr
          0, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10
          Dorian
          dOrIA
          0, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10
          Mixolydian
          MIXOL
          0, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10
          Lydia
          LYdIA
          0, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11
          Phrygian
          PHrYG
          0, 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10
          Locrian
          LOCrI
          0, 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10
          Diminished
          dIMIn
          0, 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10
          Whole-Half
          -HALF
          0, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11
          Whole Tone
          -HOLE
          0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10
          Minor Blues
          bLUES
          0, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10
          Minor Pentatonic
          PEnT-
          0, 3, 5, 7, 10
          Major Pentatonic
          PEnTA
          0, 2, 4, 7, 9
          Harmonic Minor
          HArMI
          0, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 11
          Melodic Minor
          MELMI
          0, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11
          Super Locrian
          SULOC
          0, 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10
          Arabic / Bhairav
          ArAbI
          0, 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11
          Hungarian Minor
          HUnGA
          0, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 11
          Minor Gypsy
          GYPSY
          0, 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10
          Hirojoshi
          HIrOJ
          0, 2, 3, 7, 8
          In-Sen
          InSEn
          0, 1, 5, 7, 10
          Japanese / Iwato
          JAPAn
          0, 1, 5, 6, 10
          Kumoi
          KUMOI
          0, 2, 3, 7, 9
          Pelog
          PELOG
          0, 1, 3, 4, 7, 8
          Spanish
          SPAIn
          0, 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10
          Tritone
          3TOnE
          0, 1, 4, 6, 7, 10
          Prometheus
          PrOME
          0, 2, 4, 6, 9, 10
          Augmented
          AUGME
          0, 3, 4, 7, 8, 11
          Enigmatic
          EnIGM
          0, 1, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11

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          • #6
            I agree on this MikeLeeBirds, that would be a nice to get access to these extra scales.

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            • #7
              ... I'll file under a request for custom scales -- there are enough out there to warrant the flexibility, And with custom tunings on the way....

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              • #8
                Hi there,
                as mentionned before by nreeves, what about microtonal tuning?
                I guess it would be another another feature...
                Having the possibility to get out of the equal temperament system would be welcome.
                Maybe simply by selecting a specific tuning (Global > ... > Tuning) within a list of .tun files on the SD card.

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                • #9
                  Alternate tuning support is in the 1.9.X beta build. For various reasons I went with MIDI Tuning Specification files -- they are easy and reliable to parse, and not tied to any specific scale-building tool - - but Scala can generate them easily. Anyone that want's to try them out, email me (jim (at) five12 (dot) com). I'm open to feedback in general, and suggestions on which scales to include with the release.

                  Cheers,
                  Jim

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                  • #10
                    Is the custom scale system also planned in version 2.0?
                    That would be great :
                    • to get access to the aforementioned extra scales available on Metropolis sequencers;
                    • to use in conjunction with the new tuning system (example: defining Dastgāh scales to use with the quarter ton tuning).

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