MIDI FILES FOR ROLAND SYNTHS
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These MIDI files will work with the Roland
E-86, JV-1080, JV-1010, SCC-1 and SCD-15 sound cards, XP10, XP50,
Sound Canvas, or any Roland product bearing the GS logo.
All of these demos use only one harmonic scale (Justonic's
harmonic classic scale), and one method of modulating.
There are many other harmonic flavors to experience. These MIDI
files were created to show people that there is a
difference between Equal Tempered tuning and Just
Intonation tuning. The tunings we have
chosen might be different than the tunings you
would choose. The power of the Pitch
Palette software lies in the complete user
control over the tuning of any MIDI controller.
Steps for proper execution:
- Make sure you have the type of MIDI sequencer software as described on our
Demo MIDI page
- Download jtest_rl.zip
- Unzip jtest_rl.zip
- Open sequencer and load jtest_rl.mid
- Open Lyrics window for track one. Or, read enclosed file;
- Play jtest_rl.mid. This MIDI file
repeatedly plays one MIDI note number in different
tunings. If the pitch of this note changes considerably
(almost a semitone), then you know that your synth is
retuning properly. If your synthesizer is not retuning,
make sure that your device ID number in your synthesizer
is the same as the device ID number in the Lyrics window.
If you are still having problems, contact email@example.com.
- Download rolandgs.zip and unzip the
- Play other demo MIDI files. Each demo file contains Lyrics,
on track one, to guide you through them. We have set up
the patch on each MIDI file to be Rhodes piano. At first,
choosing a clean sounding patch, with no vibrato, will
help you to hear the difference in tunings. Once you have
listened to each, feel free to try other patches. You
will notice that string, horn and woodwind patches sound
more like the "real thing" because generally,
good string, horn and woodwind players will tune each
chord to Just Intonation, rather than Equal Temperament.
- Let each MIDI file play to the end, to
ensure that, after experiencing Justonic, your sequencer
is set back to its original, Equal Tempered tuning.
- Have Fun !
Quick Descriptions of the Roland GS Demos :
- jtest_rl.mid - MIDI note D5 in a number
of different tunings. Each tuning causes this note to
- jdtrd_rl.mid - A good one to try first.
It isolates the major third interval of a D major triad,
to show you what to listen for when comparing tunings.
- jcmj9_rl.mid - A C major 9 chord.
- jcrcl_rl.mid - Major triads played
around the circle of fourths. This demo shows how you can
modulate to every key and still arrive back home to the
exact place you started. This is just one
of two ways you can modulate with the Pitch Palette.
- jpop_rl.mid - A four bar phrase of a pop
ballad type tune.
- jlull_rl.mid - An eight bar phrase of
IMPORTANT ! - These MIDI files will change the tuning of your
synthesizer. Please let each MIDI file play to the very end to
ensure that your synthesizer' tuning will return to its original
- size : 1KB (test file for Roland GS synthesizers)
- size : 7KB (demo MIDI files for Roland GS synthesizers)
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