432 Hz

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  1. keithb

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    Indeed. This sort of resonance results in wolf tones, which instrument makers usually strive to avoid.
     
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    Wow, total epic fail. What the hell does this even mean? Seriously, I'm trying to critique this statement but it's so nonsensical that anything I can write just sounds retarded too.

    I mean, if you prefer the sound of A432, I've got no problem with that, but pretty much everything written on that page is total BS.
     
  3. newamerikangospel

    newamerikangospel Tonight.......you

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    A man was once told that his practicing medicine was "full of snake oil"


    He responded with, "Snake oil is full of omega 3 fatty acids"


    Its all in the "ear" of the beholder, as it were.
     
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    It sounds like it could be an excerpt from Tone Secrets "They" Don't Want You To Know About by Kevin Trudeau.

    Lots of people like the sound and feel of instruments when they're tuned a little lower than "standard" tuning. Look at the number of players who have recorded and play live tuned down a half step or a whole step. And of course, the trend toward playing guitars with seven, eight or more strings, to enhance the tonal range of the instrument. I don't think there's anything magic about the A=432 Hz tuning.
     
  5. thedonutman

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    I got the two Lacuna Coil tracks and cut them up randomly on Cubase, so its sometimes 432 and sometimes 440

    432test.mp3 - File Shared from Box.net - Free Online File Storage

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    Listen/watch for yourself.

    Personally, I can't notice any difference in tone, I just think it sounds a little out of tune now and again. Maybe I'm just not at that stage of musical understanding where I can appreciate stuff like this......
     
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    432 HZ is just slightly flat of whatever your relative tuning already is.

    Dimebag ALWAYS tuned 1/4 step lower than whatever tuning he was already using: Walk- 1 and 1/4 step down. New Level- Drop D plus 1/4 step down.

    I'm not sure how much 1/4 step relates to as far as HZ goes though.


    Also, sort of off-topic. Have you noticed that the dial tone of a phone is in the pitch of A=440?

    Quick tuning trick.
     
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    Ive never heard Mozart play, so Im not sure that I'd want to tune like him.
     
  8. keithb

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    Just be careful - the dial tone (like most telephony signal tones) is made up of two interfering tones: 350Hz and 440Hz (iirc) - don't tune to the wrong one :)
     
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    course it can, but guitars (due to frets make it more complicated

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    check the recorder made at 432 hz

    each to their own. The information is out there, interpret it how you best think, all is good :):shred:
     
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    Interesting, but I don't think magical. Also, I'd like to see proof in the body resonating at 432hz
     
  11. Metal Ken

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    Thats the pitch that the open note is, not the frequency the flute resonates at.
     
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    The A on the Sun Recorder is tuned to this pitch
     
  13. TomAwesome

    TomAwesome I LIKE JUICE!!!

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    Interesting, but I'd need more and different info than that to be convinced that it's really at all better. I've been tuning to A447 lately myself. :)
     
  14. Naren

    Naren OldschoolGhettostyle

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    My tuner goes from 438-448. I tried 445 once, but it just sounded like a sharp A. :lol:
     
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    lol my tuner goes to 433hz dammit
     
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    Exactly. But the instrument itself does not resonate at that frequency is what im getting at.
     
  17. TomAwesome

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    I tried A432 on my acoustic earlier. It worked fine, but had kind of a loose, almost sloppy in a way (for lack of a better word), kind of sound. I might have just been lazy and not tuned it just right, though. I tried it at 435 and liked it a lot more. Even moreso, though, I was surprised I could really tell any difference between 432 and 435. I might mess with it more later on. The main thing I noticed about 432, though, was that it had this distinctive "old" kind of sound to it. I guess that makes sense, though, since older music used to be tuned closer to that area than 440. Again, though, I'm surprised to have been able to tell any difference other than, "Eh. It sounds flat," so it might all just be in my head. :)
     
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    For Pantera and Van Halen; was a lot of the guitar work slighly flat because of the Tape type recording there were using at the time?

    I'd think a perfectly tuned and intonated guitar would sound "lush" no matter what the reference pitch ( excluding body wood and electronics)
     
  19. Naren

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    Pantera was flat because Dimebag liked to tune 1/4 of a step below whatever he was tuning to. The bass player tuned relative to Dimebag.

    I have heard that Van Halen also tuned slightly down on some songs.
     
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    Wasn't that one of the Metallica albums?
     
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