World Wide Web and Internet References

Alternate tuning mailing list, [This group and continually discuss techniques of creating and analyzing music that is outside the Western tradition.]
How harmonic are harmonics? [Discussion of inharmonicities in strings and air column instruments.]
Classical MIDI Archives, [Thousands of standard MIDI files are available here free for listening, studying, and enjoying.]
Content Organs [An organ maker that offers the hermode tuning in its organs.]
Corporeal Meadows [Website devoted to Harry Partch. Partch's music, instruments, and personality are all profiled here.]
J. deLaubenfels, "Adaptive Tuning Web Site", [Also, see John's personal web page at for sound examples and further details on the spring method of adaptive tuning.]
ECE330: Signals and Systems Prof. Sethares' class website for the course on Fourier transforms is:, while the official university websites are: and
P. Erlich on Harmonic Entropy [Erlich discusses models of harmonic entropy in a series of posts to the Tuning Digest beginning in Sept. 1997.]
P. Erlich, "The forms of tonality", Also available on the CD TTSS/PDF/erlich-forms.pdf. [Concepts of tone-lattices, scales, and notational systems for 5-limit and 7-limit music.]
P. Frazer, Midicode Synthesizer [Implements a method of dynamic retuning in a software syntheizer.]
Freenote Music [Dedicated to microtonal guitars and recordings.]
Frog Peak Music [This composer's collective is a gold mine of alternatively tuned music.]
The Justonic Tuning System [Jutonic's pitch palette uses any 12-tone just, or harmonic scale to create a 3-dimensional array of tones which can be used to automatically retune a synthesizer as it plays.]
The Hermode Tuning [A form of automated tuning implemented in the Waldorf Virus C synthesizer. Website has good demonstrations of the uses of adaptive tunings.]
Institute for Psychoacoustics and Music [Part of the University of Ghent, IPEM is Belgium's premier center for electronic music.]
Keyfax Software [Professionally recorded standard MIDI files.]
Make Micro Music mailing list, [This group and continually discuss techniques of creating and analyzing music that is outside the Western tradition.]
Making Microtonal Music Website [A gathering point for people who are actively making microtonal music, and for those who would like to join them.]
Mark of the Unicorn [Makers of music hardware and software,including Digital Performer, a MIDI and audio sequencer.]
Matlab [General purpose programming language common in signal processing and engineering: "the language of technical computing."]
Max 4.0 Reference Manual [Website of Cycling `74, distributers of Max programming language.]
Metasynth [A powerful graphic tool for sound manipulation and visualization.]
Microtonal Dictionary of Tuning Terms [Joe Monzo's online dictionary of musical/tuning terms is an excellent resource.]
MIDI file formats described
W. Mohrlok, The Hermode Tuning System. This provides a comprehensive description of the operation of the hermode tuning, and is available on the CD in TTSS/pdf/hermode.pdf.
Scala Homepage [Powerful software tool for experimentation with musical tunings.]
Sethares, W. A., Tuning, Timbre, Spectrum, Scale
Smith, J. O. "Bandlimited interpolation - interpretation and algorithm," [Excellent discussion of audio signal processing with focus on interpolation techniques.]
John Starrett's Microtonal Music [Great resource for microtonal music, instruments, and tools.]
Tune Smithy [A program for algorithmic music composition that includes extensive microtonal support and a dynamic tuning feature.]
Vicentino's adaptive-JI of 1555 [Vicentino's "Second tuning of 1555" is composed of two chains of 1/4-comma meantone that can avoid comma drift.]

Access "Virus" Synthesizer [The hermode tuning is available in the Virus synthesizer.]