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is a freeware software application with versions supporting Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. It allows users to create and archive
, analyze and transform them with built-in theoretical tools, play them with an on-screen keyboard or from an external
keyboard, and export them to hardware and software synthesizers.
Scala can retune MIDI streams and files using pitch bend. It also supports MIDI sysex and file-based tunings. Originally a command-line program, Scala now uses the [[Gtk+]] GUI toolkit. Scala is written in the
Ada programming language
, and is the work of Manuel Op de Coul of the
Scala can also be used as a midi sequencer, by way of its
-based sequencing format, ''seq''. Because of its great flexibility when it comes to tuning formats, it is a very powerful tool for those who want to compose and sequence
Scala's motto is "Invenit et perficit", Latin for "It finds and perfects" or "It discovers and accomplishes" in
. Its logo is a
and a globe inscribed with a diatonic musical scale and a
circle of fourths
Creating Scala scl files for rank two temperaments
Using Scala to create lattice diagrams of planar temperaments
Using Scala to transform just intonation
Using Scala to compose microtonal music
Using Scala to retune common practice music in meantone
How to get sound out of Scala in Ubuntu
Scala can open, transform, and save standard MIDI files. It can also export MIDI tuning tables in .tun format. It provides a native, human-readable sequencing language (.seq). But it is best known for its use of human-readable text files to store musical scales.
Scala scale file format
has become a standard for representing microtonal scales in a way that can be used by other software. The Scala site lists over thirty applications that support the format, including several major commercial packages like
Apple Logic 7
Celemony Melodyne 3
. Scala's developer also makes freely available an archive of over 3,500 Scala scale files, containing many musical scales of historical, cultural, and theoretical interest.
Scala's home page]
Rapture Microtuning and Alternative Tunings
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