Transpose ring down an octave

#1

Hey all. Is there any easy way to transpose all notes in a ring down an octave? I know there’s .scale which is great for transposing up but, because it’s based on multiplication, you can’t use it to go down.

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#2

You can use pitch: -12 after the ring and that should do it.

live_loop :r do
  play (ring, 72, 74, 75, 77, 79).tick, pitch: -12
  sleep 0.5
end
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#3

Or perhaps with_transpose / use_transpose…
(Note there is a difference between the two).

Mmm… see also, use_octave.

All documented in Lang, bottom left of SP screen.

Eli…

live_loop :r do
  with_transpose -12 do
  play (ring, 72, 74, 75, 77, 79).tick
  sleep 0.5
  end
end
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#4

Oh wow. So many commands to learn! Is there an online version of lang? Would be handy to be able to do a text search across it when looking for certain features

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#5

Not yet, but the tutorial is available at https://sonic-pi.net/tutorial.html

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#6

You can add a transpose value directly:

transpose = -12
play (ring 60,67,72).tick + transpose, amp: 0.8
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#7

Depending on where your Sonic Pi installation is you can call the lang reference (fx, sample, synth) in your browser. For me it looks like this:

file:///home/marty/bin/sp31/sp/app/gui/qt/book/Sonic%20Pi%20-%20Lang.html
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#8

Another couple of options for dropping an octave:

  • (ring :e1, :a3, :fs2, :e2) - 12
  • use_octave -1

Enjoy!

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#9

So many responses. What a great community :slight_smile:

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