How to Make Microtonal Music with an AXiS-49 or QWERTY Keyboard

How to Make Microtonal Music with an AXiS-49 or QWERTY Keyboard

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An introduction to the basic tools you'll need to get some microtonal playback from your AXiS.Where you can get an AXiS-49: you can download the software described in this video: to get you started on microtonal music: names in the Temperament drop down box are all "Regular Temperaments": you like this video so much that you want to throw internet money at me, any donations are appreciated!DogeCoin:DJd2BA57wRSWhw4PFoebbpe4y3ZULahC6yBitCoin:1CnVt3h1swAUQ1DabZduWKsrobCa5LbqB8

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Composed by Jonathan Glasier is part 2 of a 3 part instructional series on how to play 19 equal on a 12-tone keyboard at the Sonic Arts Gallery.

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