Alesis QS8 Tuning Model?

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Alesis QS8 Tuning Model?

Postby MelodiousFunk » Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:58 pm

Hi, I've been trying to use Scala to experiment with microtonal tuning systems. I want to be able to link the input from my MIDI keyboard (aforementioned Alesis synth) to Scala (done!) and have Scala output the altered tuning for each note to the DAW of my choice (not done!, I've been using bitwig if that makes a difference), so that I don't have to download low quality midi soundfonts and integrate them into the unoptimized I/O system of Scala.

Basically, I wanna play with fat VST sounds but in microtones.

Seeing as I've been unable to link the output from Scala to a DAW, I decided to try to send a raw tuning model file to the Alesis. However, it is either unsupported, proprietary, or completely unlisted online in the 4 google searches I made looking for it.

Does anyone know the tuning model that Alesis QS 8 synths use? Is it even compatible with Scala? If not, can anyone point me in the right direction to produce the necessary file for myself?

THank you for reading yet another question about the worst best synth of all time.
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Re: Alesis QS8 Tuning Model?

Postby meatballfulton » Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:24 am

The QS8 does not support alternate tunings of any kind. There are a number of other hardware synths that do support alternate tunings, some have fixed presets while others allow editing your own tunings.

Many software synths can load scala files, but I know of no hardware synths that can.
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Re: Alesis QS8 Tuning Model?

Postby MelodiousFunk » Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:17 pm

Thank you so much for the clarification! Then I'll have to figure out how to route my synth as an input to scala and then from scala to a DAW if I want to play with microtones. Thank you!
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