Freq Analysis with Note Names
I'm doing some alternate tunings using my DAW's built in pitch shifter which works in cents. I'd like to get a plugin that tells me the exact frequency of a single isolated pitch. Ideally, the plugin would tell me what note the pitch is close to. I found an Android app called Frequency Analyser Pro which shows me note names and it's incredibly helpful, but it's been a little inelegant holding my phone up to my headphones. I'm hoping there's a plugin I can insert into a given track. Any ideas? Any ideas generally on cool tools to help me with custom tunings and related math stuff? Thanks much for your time!
The frequency analyzer in the old Sound Forge 6 would tell you the most prominent note. You can put the cursor on the peak shown in the display and it will display the exact frequency. I'm sure there are other analyzers that do similar things.
Are you sure your pitch shifter doesn't offer something other than cents? Cents are generally a fine-tuning increment.
100 cents = 1 semitone. If you're creating alternative tunings with an instrument that is already in tune, intervals and harmonies are ±100 cents per semitone you want to shift it.
You should be able to find a free VST tuner plug-in that displays frequency and note name, if that's what you really want to do.
Maybe it's for just tuning (as opposed to equal temperament). I'm no expert but I don't think cents are precise enough for that.
Eelucid8, post: 446943, member: 44104 wrote: I'm doing some alternate tunings using my DAW's built in pitch shifter which works in cents. I'd like to get a plugin that tells me the exact frequency of a single isolated pitch. Ideally, the plugin would tell me what note the pitch is close to.
What you are describing is Melodyne. There are probably others, but that's a popular one.
Brother Junk, post: 446963, member: 49944 wrote: I'm very used to Melodyne but that one looks like fun!
Well we can't really compare an EQ and a pitch correction tool.
They do very different jobs. But both display what the OP asked.
Of course, we don't really have the big picture either. If we knew what the Eelucid was up to with this, (pitch correction or scale Learning or detection)
I guess Melodyne would be a better choice.