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Scientific Tuning

The Scientific Tuning System consists of the Universal Scientific Pitch Reference Frequency and Intervals, whose frequency ratios are the quotients of natural numbers.
All is based on 0 and 1. So ZenTuning begins with 1 and leads us to 256Hz, 288 Hz, 320 Hz, 352 Hz, 384 Hz, 432 Hz and 480 Hz, the frequencies of the 7 main chakras.



Sientific Tuning builds on scientific pitch, first proposed in 1713 by Joseph Sauveur. It is an absolute concert pitch standard which is based on middle C (C4) being set to 256 Hz rather than 261.62 Hz as in the common A440 pitch standard. Cosmo Welfare expanded scientific pitch to an universal frequency system according to universal rules.



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Zenmachine is a virtual instrument.

Since 1985 I use computers for music, first as a production helper, for recording. The computer was not like a piano or an organ. But over the years the machine learned amazing things. The machine became an real instrument.

Zenmachine is a virtual instrument.
A virtual instrument (also software instrument) is used for sound creation on a computer.
This can be by imitation of a real instrument, a software sampler or a synthesizer that produces various sounds by using synthesis. Virtual instruments can be used stand alone or as plug-ins in a digital audio workstation (DAW) or sequencer software.

The standard tuning scale for virtual instruments is 12 Tone Equal Temperament.
Usually they come to you with a lot of additional scales, among others Just Intonation.
But often the scales are not entirely correct. And then you must edit the scale.
That can be problem, sometimes even impossible.
The reason can be: the programmers are no musicians and they are not interested or involved in scales. Whatever! A user-friendly operating surface is not the norm.

256 HzWhat to do, when you want to play in perfect just intonation? You must control the tuning! Trust is a good thing, but control is a better one. Use a chromatic tuner to measure the tones. Find out wrong values. Edit the scales. Use our frequency tables. Some virtual instruments are user-friendly, some not. Find out or have a look on the zenmachine instruments. My favorite instrument is the HALion. With this instrument I am able to play in just intonation, in every pitch, with any keynote, without any restrictions. What is the catch? You must edit the scales, you must know the right values, and that is not all. When you use samples, you must tune the samples themselves.

My virtual instrument is a real instrument. My machine lives.


KeynoteC is a symbol, which stands for the first note of a musical scale. C has no information about the real pitch. The frequenz of C is the important thing. We say: C has a frequency reference of 1 HZ. That is precise! The Concert pitch (A4) is 426,67 Hz.

Another example: A is the first note. A has a frequency reference of 27 HZ. The Concert pitch (A4) is 432 Hz.

Concert pitch

KeynoteConcert pitch refers to the pitch reference to which a group of musical instruments are tuned for a performance. Concert pitch may vary from ensemble to ensemble, and has varied widely over musical history.

In Zen Tuning the concert pitch varies according to the reference frequency.