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Pitch and Recording

Using the Caen set, without any changes to ORIGINAL ORGAN TEMPERAMENT and with organ base pitch SET TO ORIGINAL/PREFERRED PITCH and key transposer SET TO 0 (CLEAR), the organ plays A flat when an A played. It also plays back an A flat when an A is recorded.

To play at written pitch I raise the organ by one semitone in key transposer.
A sounds when A played however, when A is played and recorded, the recording plays back a B flat!

Can anyone work out what is going on and how to rectify the situation so that my recordings play in the correct key?

by robcamfield
May 17, 2019 10:15 AM

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RE: Pitch and Recording

By "Recording", do you mean recording a WAVE file (Audio Recording), or recording a MIDI file (to be played back THROUGH THE ORGAN). The results could be very different.

The Audio recording ought to sound just as it did when you played, but the MIDI recording goes back through the Organ... which is set to transpose everything UP one (additional) semi-tone.

What if you set the Transposer back to Zero when re-playing the MIDI file. Better this way?
by OrganoPleno
May 17, 2019 10:43 AM

RE: Pitch and Recording

Many thanks for your reply O.P.
When I burn recordings to disc ready for uploading into Cubase for editing, Hauptwerk offers me the takes in mid and wav format. I upload the audio wav file into Cubase. then out as mp3 and aif files.
by robcamfield
May 17, 2019 10:56 AM

RE: Pitch and Recording

... I have audio and midi 'armed' - try just audio?
by robcamfield
May 17, 2019 10:59 AM

RE: Pitch and Recording

your suggestion to return the transpose to 0 on replay works. I need to make sure that the wave recordings are ok
by robcamfield
May 17, 2019 11:08 AM

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