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Weird tuning issues.
« on: June 08, 2023, 01:42:26 am »
First the setup.

Logic 10.7.7 on a MacBook Pro M2.
B3-V2 version (arm64)

Had a client send a file recorded in logic on the Vintage B3 plugin.  I often find I prefer the Arturia V plugins so I thought I'd copy the track, replace with B3-V2 on the copied track, copy over the settings and voila! much better sounding organ track.

Found a couple of issues.

1.  B3-V2 home key is an octave up from the Logic stock plugin.  OK, no problem, transpose down an octave and we're good.  Wait, there's still a problem.
2.  B3-V2 sounds horrific with the track.  When I stop and play both the Logic stock Vintage B3 and the B3-V2 at same time from controller, the B3-V2 is playing a half step up.  Very Strange.

I checked tuning (440Hz) on the plugin and the tuning in logic (also set to 440Hz - Equal Temperament)

OK, transpose down another half step and all should be good.  Right?

Mostly - the scale (temperament) seems to be a bit different going up, even with Leslies, chorusing, etc bypassed on both instruments - pulled just the 8' drawbar on both and the difference is noticeable and bothersome.

I'm trying to figure a good way to test between them for this.  I have a strobe tuner at home, so when I get there I can try that to determine what the tuning differential is.

Any thoughts?

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Re: Weird tuning issues.
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2023, 10:34:01 am »

The half step difference is strange. Are you sure it's not your DAW that have a track transposed?

I think it's a good idea to use a tuner. Are you sure Arturias B3 V2 is responsible for a big detune?

I don't use MAC and Logic.


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