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General => New members => Topic started by: Mat on September 18, 2012, 09:32:02 PM

Title: New member introductions
Post by: Mat on September 18, 2012, 09:32:02 PM
Hi registration is open but due to a 100+ a day spambot attack new members have to have restricted permissions. Please introduce yourself by replying to this thread and i'll move you to a membergroup with standard permissions.
You don't have to own a microtonal guitar to join up.
If you know me at another forum just PM me your username at that forum, no need to introduce yourself.
My accounts ...
http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/members/ixlramp.html (http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/members/ixlramp.html)
http://www.talkbass.com/forum/member.php?u=52339 (http://www.talkbass.com/forum/member.php?u=52339)
http://soundcloud.com/menokefug (http://soundcloud.com/menokefug)
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Mat on September 21, 2012, 10:58:34 AM
Welcome Roncevaux, i have moved you to the 'genuine members' group and you have full permissions.
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Roncevaux on September 24, 2012, 10:07:36 PM
Welcome Roncevaux, i have moved you to the 'genuine members' group and you have full permissions.


Hi Matt! Thank you for letting me in :) Presenting myself, I started recently to compose in xenharmonic scales, and my favorites for now are 19-EDO and Bohlen-Pierce. I have some tracks posted in http://soundcloud.com/lois-lancaster (http://soundcloud.com/lois-lancaster) , and my main goal here, besides discussing composition-aid tips, is to build ties of partnership for composing, playing and recording stuff. Thanks!
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Mat on September 27, 2012, 04:25:53 AM
Lois i love your track 'Nome Feito', it has a fresh and crazy energy to it: http://soundcloud.com/lois-lancaster/nome-feito-em-bohlen-pierce-s (http://soundcloud.com/lois-lancaster/nome-feito-em-bohlen-pierce-s)
Sorry it's so quiet here  ;)
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Robin on September 29, 2012, 09:33:23 AM
Hi Mat

 Other than joining a Gamelan class for a while a quarter-century ago, very little musical back ground until I got really interested in microtonality maybe 5-6 years back and took up/taught myself the microtonal banjo (initially 19EDO) and have lived in a self referential microtonal bubble since - I play only to amuse myself and haven't recorded anything tho I might if I think I've pinned down something worthwhile and procrastination allows
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Mat on September 29, 2012, 02:52:42 PM
Hiya Robin you now have full permissions. This forum is so quiet it's quite an event to have a new member join. Did you refret the banjo yourself? Since you wrote 'initially' ... did you then move on to another tuning after 19EDO?
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Robin on October 01, 2012, 01:43:09 AM
 Did some refretting myself early on; 19 & 22 EDO; My wood/metalwork skill aren't to be envied so this was testing out the idea prior to finding someone willing to do the work properly on a fretless banjo; I have banjo's in 19 & 15 EDO and a Banjola (banjo neck/Mandola body)in 14EDO - this was a colossal mistake so I plan at some point to salvage/partially refret this instrument to 10EDO; I will be picking up my 17EDO banjo shortly

a totally guitar orientated micro/xen forum is pretty bold since we are still off 'critical mass' so I hope I can add something of worth
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Iberianlynx on October 01, 2012, 05:06:06 AM
Hi there,

I'm merely a crappy musician with very little money who would like to build some cheap guitar-like microtonal instruments to see beyond theory, for instance to test if you can be spontaneous in 41et, which I still doubt (but I'd love to believe so!)

I've been a flamenco player for years (not professionally), then I got bored of the patterns of my hands, so I've retuned my guitar in minor thirds. Looses lot of register (I'd need a 9-string guitar) but gives in exchange a deep and easy understanding of harmony, like it was one of those isomorphic keyboards. Also, very interesting fingerings, and solos can be played like arpeggios, showing more clearly how chords shape melodies (or viceversa).

Musical interests: anything if its beautiful: bossa, jazz, rock, good pop (how come Beatles and Britney Spears to be both pop?), flamenco, classic... well, this is a cool world to live in, musically at least!

Mmm, not much else to say. I'm a spaniard, so be kind to my english.
Greetings!
Jose.
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Mat on October 01, 2012, 07:14:00 AM
Hi Jose, your english is good. You now have full permissions.

Robin .. yeah we are a minority within a minority.
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Iberianlynx on October 01, 2012, 07:19:09 AM
Thanks!
:)
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Roncevaux on October 03, 2012, 08:56:32 PM
Hi Robin and Jose! Nice to meet you!
Robin, would you like to make some 19-EDO banjo solos for my songs?
There's one, for example, that needs a solo in the middle to lose that 'General MIDI' feeling : http://soundcloud.com/lois-lancaster/movi-nove-vers-o-karaoke-goth (http://soundcloud.com/lois-lancaster/movi-nove-vers-o-karaoke-goth)
Matt, thanks a lot for your compliment!  :)
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Robin on October 07, 2012, 10:32:00 AM
Hi folks - sorry for the late reply
Oh gosh; I hadn't really planned any such venture to be honest, since I'm am interested, but honestly fairly crumby amateur; I haven't yet tested any level of recordability! let alone being let loose on someones artwork yet :) - Thank you I won't say no should something spontaneously emerge but  I doubt I'm very adaptable outside of my own  meanderings - I've listened a few times and it's a good piece
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Tvphannel on October 08, 2012, 05:44:25 PM
I'm Chris. I don't actually have a microtonal guitar yet (still haven't finished modding mine yet) so I've been writing mainly with IVOR and scala. I'm pretty much illiterate when it comes to theory  :P , so hopefully between here and reading the Xenharmonic wiki I'll learn more.
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Mat on October 09, 2012, 10:04:50 AM
Hi Chris, you have now been initiated and have full permissions. I'm in contact with Jacky Ligon who created IVOR, he's an awesome and cool guy. When you say you're modding, what are you creating?
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Roncevaux on October 09, 2012, 06:58:49 PM
I'm in contact with Jacky Ligon who created IVOR, he's an awesome and cool guy.

That's great! Ivor has been my main tool in composing these days. Please thank him for me!! :D
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Mat on October 11, 2012, 08:37:17 AM
I have already, in a way, i'm so impressed by your music i emailed him to make him aware of it. I also told him how much you like IVOR, he said that knowing that made him very happy ;)
I'm primarily a visual artist, Jacky and i collaborated on this audio-visual album http://www.xen-arts.com/2011/05/album-release-symmetries-2011.html (http://www.xen-arts.com/2011/05/album-release-symmetries-2011.html). My art and his amazing ambient music.
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Tvphannel on October 15, 2012, 06:24:33 PM
Hi Chris, you have now been initiated and have full permissions. I'm in contact with Jacky Ligon who created IVOR, he's an awesome and cool guy. When you say you're modding, what are you creating?

Sorry I disappeared, I've been modding my guitars (I work very slowly), currently on the list is 27-edo, then a mod to 13 for my acoustic. I believe we've spoken on sevenstring.org actually.
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Gedankenwelt on October 16, 2012, 09:20:27 AM
Hey, thanks for mentioning IVOR! I installed an open source DAW (Psycle), and had some fun toying around with IVOR using a 12-tone Casablanca scale in 31-edo! :)

Is there a DAW you'd recommend for working with IVOR (commercial / non-commercial)? Something that supports a flexible notation for an arbitrary number of notes per octave would be nice!
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Mat on October 16, 2012, 03:10:35 PM
Tvphannel ... no problem ... yeah on sevenstring i am 'ixlramp' and i think i just worked out you are 'necris'.

Hey guys, don't forget Jacky's 'FMTS' FM synthesis free softsynth (not that i understand FM synthesis):
http://www.xen-arts.com/search/label/FM%20synthesis (http://www.xen-arts.com/search/label/FM%20synthesis)

Gedankenwelt, I know nothing about DAWs, perhaps the guys at the new XA forum can help.
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Gedankenwelt on October 22, 2012, 07:14:21 AM
Hey guys, don't forget Jacky's 'FMTS' FM synthesis free softsynth (not that i understand FM synthesis):
[url]http://www.xen-arts.com/search/label/FM%20synthesis[/url] ([url]http://www.xen-arts.com/search/label/FM%20synthesis[/url])

Thanks! :)

If you're interested in understanding FM synthesis, I could explain the basic concept (I had to implement it for my very simple software synthesizer). It's basically a sine with a vibrato, where the vibrato frequency is identical to the pitch frequency (i.e. very high). Due to the high vibrato frequency, it's not perceived as a vibrato, but as a tone with a harmonic spectrum. The harmonic spectrum is characterized by the vibrato's intensity.

Gedankenwelt, I know nothing about DAWs, perhaps the guys at the new XA forum can help.

Oh, I assumed you'd use IVOR. Or do you use it in another way, w/o a DAW (= digital audio workstation. e.g. Cubase, Reason, Frooty Loops etc.)?
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Mat on October 23, 2012, 12:03:40 PM
IVOR and FMTS are windows only and i'm a Linux guy.

I'm a beginner at using a computer to make music, i only started a few months ago when i started writing Puredata programs to generate fractal music. I use Linux free software: Zynaddsubfx softsynth and Hydrogen drum machine plugged straight into a very simple recorder. I'm using an old laptop with poor sound performance, i get signal dropouts so currently i'm trying to keep things as simple as possible to reduce load on the system.

For recording guitars i much prefer to use a hardware multitrack digital recorder (BOSS BR-600 has built-in drum machine, effects and mastering). I find the flickering screen glare, fan noise and high pitch electronic whistle of a computer make a fairly unpleasant atmosphere for recording.
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Gedankenwelt on October 24, 2012, 05:05:46 AM
IVOR and FMTS are windows only and i'm a Linux guy.
I like that attidude! I did some things under Ubuntu, but wasn't really happy with the direction they took, so I'm looking for another Linux OS; maybe Arch Linux, or Gentoo.

I programmed my softsynth in C++, and did almost everything by myself w/o using OS specific libraries, so it was possible to define some macros at the program header that could be changed to compile it under Windows / Linux and 32 / 64 bit. However, it only generates wave files from a text file (no direct playback) and can't be combined with other plugins via VST etc., so it's somewhat limited. And it never reached a state in which I wanted to release it. ::)
My plan is to rebuild it from scratch as a parser for a textbased score format that uses CSound or another OS independent softsynth. This would be a major project though, and I don't even know much about CSound, so don't expect anything in the near future...
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Mat on October 29, 2012, 01:46:24 PM
Twistedblues ... welcome, you have now been initiated and have full permissions.
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: planesoftone on November 14, 2012, 03:58:57 PM
Howdy all,
I'm a composer who's long been into microtonal and spectral sounds, but is just now trying to get my instrument (guitar) to do this microtonal stuff.  I'm thinking of going 31TET.  I want to get as close to just as possible.  Looking online for guitars and necks, however, I've been disappointed to find very little is offered (and what is seems astronomically priced).  If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.
Peace (and harmony) ;)
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Mat on November 14, 2012, 09:41:20 PM
Hiya you're in :)
Strat neck from Sword is the lowest price i've seen http://swordguitars.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/strat-necks.html (http://swordguitars.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/strat-necks.html)
Do link us to your music if you have any online.
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Strieder on January 24, 2013, 03:34:19 PM
Hi, I'm John Strieder, Composer of Contemporary Classical Music (my music here: http://soundcloud.com/johnstrieder (http://soundcloud.com/johnstrieder) ).

I also have a metal-influenced project called "Indifferent Magma" ( http://www.facebook.com/indifferentmagma (http://www.facebook.com/indifferentmagma) ), which uses microtonal tuned electric guitars (and other things), but until now the microtonality there comes from special tunings, not from special fretboards or fretless :) We're planning to release our first Album in March.

Great the forum is back!
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Mat on January 24, 2013, 10:22:12 PM
:)
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Mat on March 12, 2013, 11:19:12 AM
Welcome to EtherealEntity6, you are now in the membergroup with full permissions, so it's not essential to introduce yourself but you can if you want ;)
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: slimeguitar on April 19, 2013, 05:50:00 PM
Not sure if I ever introduced myself on here yet..but I'm sure some of you know me already. This is Zach Curley in case you didn't already know...
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: ninly on June 07, 2013, 05:31:16 PM
Not sure I did, either. Hi all. Ninly here, Jason Conklin on XA if you're over there. you can find most of my microtonal experimentations (including a few 11edo guitar things) under soundcloud (http://soundcloud.com/ninly (http://soundcloud.com/ninly)). I've also got a couple of 10edo and 11edo guitar-songs on youtube under the same username. And there's a bit of free-improv/noise stuff I did a few years ago, not explicitly microtonal, at http://semiautomaticgroundenvironment.bandcamp.com (http://semiautomaticgroundenvironment.bandcamp.com).

I've been informally/passively interested in tuning and microtonality for most of my life, but began studying the theory in earnest just about 2 years ago. Lately (past 6 months or so, since my 2nd child was getting ready to be born) I've been in an intermittent musical lull, but still listen casually and think about the stuff quite a bit.

Other interests include flute, jazz, avant/ambient/noise and free improv, engineering (software, electrical, systems), and maybe a few other things ... more than I can count.
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Mat on June 08, 2013, 04:34:27 PM
No problem :) introductions is something i came up recently to fight spammers, existing members are not expected to introduce themselves.
Good to see you here again ninly.
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: johnny_herms on August 09, 2013, 08:16:41 AM
Hi I'm John, just getting into microtonal guitars!
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Mat on August 09, 2013, 11:23:50 AM
Hi John, you have now been initiated and have full forum permissions.
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Mat on August 31, 2013, 08:04:45 AM
Welcome to new member fossesitar, i'm interested in your work it's good to have you here.
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: jackastro on September 19, 2013, 03:08:17 PM
Hi, my name is Jack. 

I am interested in converting an old strat to 19 TET. 
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Mat on September 19, 2013, 04:49:03 PM
Hi jackastro, you doing that DIY?
You now have full forum permissions.
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: jackastro on September 20, 2013, 07:07:30 AM
Thanks.

Yes.  I have put together two custom guitars and modded lots of others.  I have never done a refret though, so this should be challenging.  Any advise on where to start?
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Mat on September 20, 2013, 10:51:26 AM
Refretting tools, internet research and a cheap secondhand guitar to practice on :)
One tip: buy a radius sanding block that matches the guitar, they can be clamped down on the new frets to help level them, and clamped onto the defretted neck as a guide for your fret slot saw.
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: laudanum on October 17, 2013, 01:58:13 AM
Hi everyone, my name is Ivan. I play the 24-TET guitar modified by skillful Russian guitar builder Aleksandr Luchko.
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Mat on October 17, 2013, 10:46:10 AM
Hi Ivan, you now have full forum permissions. Please post a photo of your guitar sometime if that's possible, we would love to see it :)
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: noahjordan on November 09, 2013, 06:09:15 PM
Hi everyone
I am Noah Jordan from Vancouver BC, I play in a group called Redrick Sultan, we have done a tiny bit of micro stuff in the past (a 13tet interlude in a piece, and a couple songs on fretless guitar), and we have recently released our first track fully in 22edo (https://soundcloud.com/redrick-sultan/recurring-mimosa) and are recording an album featuring 15, 19 and 22 edos.
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Mat on November 09, 2013, 06:39:04 PM
Hi Noah, i heard this track when you posted at the FB XAII, good stuff. You now have full forum permissions.
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: M.Autry on November 29, 2013, 07:11:58 PM
greetings fellow microtonalists,
  My name is Matt and I've been into microtonal music for about 25 years.I started defretting and refretting guitars twenty years ago, when I could no longer endure the 400 cent 'major third'. I have been on the just intonation/harmonic/mathematics trip for about fifteen years. I've built a few functional microtonal acoustic guitars over the last few years.Lately I am playing with an idea that I call 'hybrid tuning', using tempered fretwork to play justly intonated music. My 'number one' guitar is an eight string Schecter that I have refretted in a tempered array based on 53edo, but which I use to play music in 19 limit just intonation. I am very happy to have found this forum. I am sorry about the delay in making this introduction.
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Mat on November 30, 2013, 10:14:20 PM
Hi, and no problem, you now have full forum permissions.
I would like to see a photo of your 8 string sometime :)
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: M.Autry on December 02, 2013, 07:04:34 PM
I have never taken part in a forum such as this, but once I figure out how to, I will post a photo of the 8 string. I spent most of Sunday putting a Kahler tremolo unit on it. This is first guitar I have owned with a functional whammy bar.
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Gedankenwelt on December 06, 2013, 09:26:49 PM
Hi Matt,

if you want to post pictures of your guitar, you can go to the "Instruments" subforum, and click on "NEW TOPIC". There are two ways to include images:
- You can click on "Attachments and other options", and upload a picture.
- Or, if you already uploaded the picture somewhere, you can copy the link, and imbed it via the [img]-tag.
Please let us know if you have any questions. ;)

Your tuning sounds very interesting, I'd love to learn more about it. :)

I've been into microtonal music for a long time, too, before I caught up with the community, but not quite as long as you. Are you active on other sites related to microtonal music?

I can sympathize about the 400 cent third, though it's a very central interval in the extremely accurate ennealimmal temperament, representing 63/50 (= 7/5 * 9/10), or 44/35 (= 11/7 * 4/5) in the less accurate 11-limit extension ennealimnic. Not very consonant, but surely an interval that may occur in extended harmony.

(feel free to reply to any or none of my questions/requests/comments, I don't want to be intrusive ^^)
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: M.Autry on January 05, 2014, 12:49:29 PM
Greetings Gedankenwelt,
  I apologize for the month long delay between your post and my response. I am happy to share and do not find your inquiries intrusive in the least bit. I am just very busy. I am not active on any other microtonal site or forum. I appreciate you pointing out that the 12edo major third is nearly identical to a minor whole step(10/9) down from the lesser septimal tritone(7/5). I had never thought of it that way. I have not really explored extendeded harmonies much and my chords don't usual include intervals more complex than a harmonic minor seventh(7/4). I use the higher limit intervals primarily for melodies. The scale of 53 'commas' to the octave works great for the 5 limit, from which the vast majority of my chord tones are drawn. The intervals that are derived from 7/4 are about 5 cents sharp. My approach to guitar playing is based somewhat on the instability of the fretted note. I use finger pressure toward the bridge, just behind the fret to flatten pitches when necessary. I can only flatten a pitch so far, depending on how far up the neck I am playing. 5 cents is no problem. It is even manageable in the midst of a dominant seventh chord. The 11 limit is poorly represented by 53edo. 13 limit intervals are only a few cents off. If one 'splits the comma', giving the octave 106 intervals, the 11 limit intervals are more closely represented. My acoustic eight string accomodates the 106edo in the middle section of the neck. It is difficult to do accurate, subtle pitch bending at high velocity, but I am not much of a shredder. Practice makes it easier.   The basic fret work for the 53edo guitar is to place a fret for every third comma. So the frets are about 68 cents apart, a very narrow 'half step', almost identical to 26/25, and a very close approximation of 25/24. Three frets add up to a whole tone 9/8. You could call it a 1/3 tone scale. The first octave on any string contains only a third of the 53 notes, so adjacent strings are tuned to hold the remaining two-thirds.On the electric 8 string,I added a couple of extra frets, commas 5 and 13, to the section of the fingerboard nearest the nut, where things are not to crowded.The acoustic has a very long scale length, so I included all but the first comma in the lowest wholetone of the fingerboard. Although the scale is tempered, I pretty much tune with just intervals. Here is a typical tuning, from low to high-E1/1,G6/5,A4/3,C8/5,D16/9,F32/15,G64/27,Bb128/45. This tuning works well for my musical purposes but many others are surely useful, once discovered and learned.
     I came up with this fret work a little over a year ago, and I have really just gotten started. I believe that fretwork/tuning has great potential, and I would love for some other folks to explore the possibilities as well. Thanks for your interest. I will attempt to post a picture in the photo area.
Matt Autry
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Gedankenwelt on January 07, 2014, 10:01:16 AM
Very interesting, thanks for the detailed explanation and for the guitar pictures! :)

If you didn't explore extended harmony much yet, may I ask how you like the following two chords?

{1:1 21:16 7:4 7:3}
{1:1 21:16 3:2 7:4}

I couldn't make much use of the septimal sub-fourth 21:16 until I realized that it works really well for me in chords with other 7-limit intervals. Now I don't want to miss it anymore. ^^


When I got into microtonal music, I also became interested in 5-limit just intonation and 53edo, and later realized that unfortunately, higher limit intervals aren't represented that well in 53edo.
I realized that if I stack 94edo fifths instead of 53edo fifths to generate a 53-note scale, then 3:2, 5:4, 7:4, 11:8 and 13:8 are very well approximated, with 5:4 having the worst error (3.3 cents). Then, I designed a simple yet efficient fret marker layout for a fretless guitar, where all 94edo intervals are accessible; if you're interested, you can find it here (http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MakeMicroMusic/conversations/messages/29123).

Some other good* 13-limit edos are 46 (5.7 cents), 56 (5.8 cents), 63 (5.4 cents), 74 (4.7 cents) and 87 (3.3 cents), with the maximal error for the 13-limit harmonics in ().
Especially 46 (http://xenharmonic.wikispaces.com/46edo) does extremly well for its size, and 87 (http://xenharmonic.wikispaces.com/87edo) and 94 (http://xenharmonic.wikispaces.com/94edo) are the first edos with a maximal error well below 5 cents.
I'm wavering between fret markers based on 87 or 94 for my fretless guitar, but I'll take my time with this decision, because I'm currently happy with my 31edo guitar. :)

* "good" with respect to maximal error of 13-limit harmonics
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Musikleeranstalt on March 09, 2014, 07:21:28 AM
Hello!

It´s more than a week, but nevertheless...I´m glad I´ve found this forum, because a "minority within a minority" is better than trying to find out everything on your own. My microtonal experiments on guitars are a) frettless - as a kind of wahwah-monochord for the overtones and simply as a single-note guitar for (hopefully) exact intonation, and b) refretted- a seven-tone scale of the overtones 8-14. But the search continues!

Best,
Martin
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Mat on March 09, 2014, 08:43:29 AM
Hi and welcome, no problem i'm not enforcing the 1 week thing anymore. You now have full forum permissions.
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Gedankenwelt on March 12, 2014, 06:30:20 AM
Hi Martin,

if you're interested in exact intonation on the guitar, there are two important things to consider that are unrelated to the chosen tuning or temperament. You may already know about those, but just in case:

1) Correct fret placement depends on the string properties, and when there are different strings, the only way to gain exact intonation is to use slightly different fret positions. So the ideal fret position for a major third 5/4 may vary for different strings, even though it's the same interval.
You can read more about this issue here (http://www.truetemperament.com/site/index.php).

2) When plugging a string, the overtones are not necessarily exact integer multiples of the fundamental frequency, but may vary. This is called inharmonicity (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inharmonicity). However, this is not the case when bowing a string.

Are you, by any chance from Germany? "Musikleeranstalt" sounds like a play on the German word "Musiklehranstalt". If you are, I'd be happy if you send me a PM, because I don't know any microtonal guitarists who live near me. ;)
(I didn't search much yet, though)

It's interesting that you mention this overtone scale - my current favorite scale is a scale in orwell/winston temperament that also matches 7 out of the 8 overtones from the 8-15 scale, but adds two notes. In 31edo degrees, it's 0 4 7 10 14 18 22 25 28, or 1/1 13/12 7/6 5/4 11/8 3/2 13/8 7/4 15/8 as ratios.
It's not exact, but it's relatively simple with only two step sizes, and when increasing the root by a 31edo step (an orwell[9] chroma), the result is an upside-down version of this scale that relates to the undertone series in the same way as the original scale relates to the overtone series.

If there is interest in any of these topics, I'd suggest we discuss them somewhere else, though. ;)
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: robertopedroso on March 12, 2014, 02:21:15 PM
Howdy! I'm Pete McRae. You can google my soundcloud page, or message me for specific links to my best microtonal cuts. I used to play with Kraig Grady a lot. I have a Pascal Vibes Eikosany fretted guitar that's not playable at the moment, aargh! In any case, this looks like a nice forum. Looking forward to it! ~Pete
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Mat on March 13, 2014, 09:12:06 AM
Hi Pete you now have full forum permissions. An eikosany fretting is very unique, if you are able to post a photo someday i would like to see that.
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Allfifthstuning on June 12, 2014, 08:22:28 AM
My name is Hans Bezemer,

I'm currently building 4 prototypes of what I call a Quintar. Two of them will have a xenharmonic fretboard.
I would like to share some ideas (and questions!) on this great forum.
@admin: for further reference you could check this thread (http://www.mimf.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=3130&p=30579&hilit=quintar#p30579).
Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Mat on June 12, 2014, 12:29:12 PM
Hi Hans! You have full forum permissions. I looked at your thread, very interesting project, most of my basses are tuned in fifths too. I assume you know of http://www.ekips.org/tools/guitar/fretfind2d/ (http://www.ekips.org/tools/guitar/fretfind2d/), that can visualise and calculate fret positions for any xen tuning, including partial frets.
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Allfifthstuning on June 13, 2014, 12:35:37 AM
Thanks Mat,

I've stumbled on this forum only a couple a days before and I wish I've found it earlier!

Hans

Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Mat on July 21, 2014, 04:28:38 AM
Welcome Ian, good to see you here, you now have full forum permissions.
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Dranorter on November 02, 2014, 09:07:11 AM
Hello! I lurk and sometimes posts at xenharmonic2 on Facebook. I'm primarily BP-oriented in my own experimentation, though I think of that as a several-year phase I'm going through. I like to build instruments (flutes, guitars, whatever's easy to build) but I also like composing music on my gameboy; for the time being analog is a tool for inspiration and digital is the actual goal.
Title: Re: New member introductions
Post by: Mat on November 03, 2014, 02:17:31 PM
Hi Dranorter, you have been initiated =)