Help with v/Oct and pitch from multiple sources

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Re: Help with v/Oct and pitch from multiple sources

Post by Chrutil » Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:54 am

nigel wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:06 pm
Exactly how many olympic swimming pools are there in an octave?
Hmm... Geography is definitely not my strong side...

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Re: Help with v/Oct and pitch from multiple sources

Post by Arneb » Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:10 am

Room07 wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:55 pm
As far as pitch standards go, yeah, there's some wacky stuff out there but everything I have is literally labelled v/Oct so I'm running with that.
V/oct is the prevailing pitch CV standard in Eurorack. It's just that it's relative pitch.

Guitar frets are also pretty much standardized. Nonetheless the pitch of a guitar string hit depends on two factors - the finger's position on the fretboard, and the pitch to which the string is tuned to begin with.

Sequencing with V/oct is pretty much the same - the pitch CV is just the finger on the neck, your VCO's tuning is the other half of it.

@Chrutil: I take full responsibility for starting with the guitar analogies, now kindly quit trolling in noob threads.

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Re: Help with v/Oct and pitch from multiple sources

Post by MarcelP » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:04 am

jorg wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:03 pm
Chrutil wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:29 pm
No explanation of a concept is complete without a car analogy.
Any takers?
I think we also need a sports analogy, though I know nothing about sports and can't provide one.
A marathon is 26 miles 385 yards (1V/oct) but you can start running from where ever you like (tuning). :hmm:

I know nothing about sport.

My car does 29miles/gallon - but I can start driving from anywhere.

I don't know much about cars either... :despair:

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