Why is the D on the clarinet so sharp?

• Oct 7, 2020 - 19:29

having this weird problem and I have no idea why its happening, help would be appreciated

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In reply to by evanromito

Save to score only saves the current sythesizer settings to the score so you can later click load from score to return the synthesizer to that state. What matters is what is in the synthesizer when you press play. The synthesizer can only have one setup at a time and it applies to every score. If the problem is with Timbres of heaven then you would need to report the problem to http://midkar.com/soundfonts/ where the sound font is developed. This is if the info Jojo posted doesn't help. Version 3.5.1 will be released in the next couple of days if you want to wait to see if it's fixed there. With the release of 3.5.1 being so close I'm not going to try to get you to test a build that's not meant for release because the folders are different than for a release build.

Which note sounds sharp to you? The D's in the clarinet in bar 8? I don't hear anything particular off. A tuner shows them as a few cents off of strict equal temperament, but wind instruments usually aren't in strict equal temperament to begin with, so this sort of variance is pretty normal. In particular, that D would be expected to be 1.5X the frequency of the G a twelfth below, and there's no way then that both notes will adhere to strict equal temperament. All wind instruments present their own compromises, but clarinet perhaps uniquely so because of the way that register key works.

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