Page  335 ï~~Tuning System Laboratory foi Bill Parod (parod@baris.a Northwestern Comput Northwestern University, Evanst Abstract: This paper describes a NeXT computer interactive design and exploration of tuning syster simultaneously fashion theoretically derived tunir practices, or create arbitrary tunings, while mixinI Introduction One of the problems facing students, researchers, ar other than 12-tone equal temperament is the special neec which to explore this vast terrain. The computer has bees

Page  336 ï~~Overview The objective of this application is to provide a n using standard representations (pitch, musical interva exploiting theoretical systems such as Just Intonation application organizes these features into two main wi two window styles: Keyboard and Ratio Matrix, cc the mouse. A Tuning Panel provides controls that ar representation of selected keys. Keyboard Windows Keyboard windows (figure 1 g & lh) contain an key may be individually tuned in any of the standard reference key from which base relative tunings are de

Page  337 ï~~The unit of change for the slider is selected and displa value of the key during tuning is shown in the panel's representation used for this display is selected with th example, use the slider to tune a key in frequency, wh neighbor. Tuning may also be achieved by entering v The box at the bottom of the Tuning Panel contai currently selected keyboard. Multiple keys may be sel to harmonies, or examining relationships within a sub the Compare button will show their relationship in an Summary & Future Directions This tool is useful for gaining first hand (listening and other tuning systems. Using multiple windows al