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    Middle C on Aria

    Middle C is C3 on my midi keyboard, in Digital Performer, and with my EastWest orchestral plug-ins. But when I try to use the Aria World User's Guide to find sounds in the World Music library, all the MIDI key instrument notes shown are an octave off from the ARIA Player

    As a workaround, in Performer, I can add an Effect on the Aria channel to transpose it so that when I look at the manual and it says the note for the first bongo is A2, then the Bongo really plays

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    I think there should be a setting on the ARIA Player so that I can adjust or define the note for Middle C in Aria, and not have to fix for it elsewhere, or constantly transpose in my head when I'm instrument searching and auditioning, so that the manual equals reality.

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    Re: Middle C on Aria

    The problem is that there is no standard when it comes to this issue. You just have to deal with it. Finale and Garritan use 2 different octaves for this as well, and it causes many issues for the un-initiated.

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    Re: Middle C on Aria

    This may be one of the reasons that many keyboards have an "octave select" button - so that one can place middle C wherever it is needed.
    In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is.

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    Re: Middle C on Aria

    Quote Originally Posted by glharrell View Post
    I think there should be a setting on the ARIA Player so that I can adjust or define the note for Middle C in Aria, and not have to fix for it elsewhere, or constantly transpose in my head when I'm instrument searching and auditioning, so that the manual equals reality.

    here here!

    I 2nd this suggestion.

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    Re: Middle C on Aria

    Quote Originally Posted by qccowboy View Post
    here here!

    I 2nd this suggestion.
    It would be convenient!
    In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is.

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    Re: Middle C on Aria

    Quote Originally Posted by glharrell View Post
    I think there should be a setting on the ARIA Player so that I can adjust or define the note for Middle C in Aria, and not have to fix for it elsewhere, or constantly transpose in my head when I'm instrument searching and auditioning, so that the manual equals reality.
    I think there is one - on the "Settings" page in ARIA > Scala Center > C5 is default but you can change this easily here.
    In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is.

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    Re: Middle C on Aria

    Quote Originally Posted by reberclark View Post
    I think there is one - on the "Settings" page in ARIA > Scala Center > C5 is default but you can change this easily here.
    interestingly, everything EXCEPT C3 is available in that pulldown list.

    my suspicion is that the "scala center" has nothing to do with setting middle C.
    it sounds more like something having to do with setting microtunings.

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    Re: Middle C on Aria

    Quote Originally Posted by qccowboy View Post
    interestingly, everything EXCEPT C3 is available in that pulldown list.

    my suspicion is that the "scala center" has nothing to do with setting middle C.
    it sounds more like something having to do with setting microtunings.
    Yes, there is no C3 and, like you, I suspect the "Scala" refers to the Scala microtunings options, but when I moved it to C4 the entire keyboard "shifted" by an octave. There is also a C6 - so even though this is not an ideal selector, one can move the center up or down one octave this way.

    The original setting of C5 was restored with no anomalies or problems.
    In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is.

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