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Reference Tunings - Sine Tones Of The Planets (KWDIGI015)

by Klangwirkstoff Records

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Planetware A good tool for tuning to the octave frequencies of cosmic cycles of the solar system. Thank you!
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Format: Digital
Titel: Reference Tunings
Subtitel: Sine Tones Of The Planets
Label: Klangwirkstoff Records
Katalog#: KWDIGI015
Label Code: 16011
Label: Klangwirkstoff Records
Releasedate: 20.01.2022


The reference tones are intended to enable musicians to tune their instruments to a wide variety of natural events such as planetary orbits or molecules according to the principle of the "Cosmic Octave".

I try to describe the tuning of your instrument in a few simple words using the example of the earth tone "tropical year", i.e. the earth's orbit around the sun, within one year:

You tune the standard pitch A to 432.1 Hz of your instrument (standard is 440Hz), for which the respective standard pitch frequencies (standard pitch) are intended. Starting from A, you now tune your entire instrument.

With synthesizers this is easy because only the master tuning needs to be tuned and not all sides of an analog instrument such as a guitar.

When you have tuned your instrument, you play a C sharp and thus get the desired frequency of 136.1 Hz in a certain octave.

Title "a" is the reference tone of the desired frequency/planet tone.
Title "b" is the associated pitch A for your master tuning.

At the end of the name of each file is the corresponding note that should be played to achieve the desired main frequency.

With the download of the album you always have all the planetary reference tones with you, you can import them into any DAW or media player and thus control your moods or tune your analogue instrument to them. Since mp3s can produce slight overtone shifts, we recommend downloading them as .wav or .flac files.

The download of the album "Reference Tunings - Planets" also contains detailed tuning data pdfs that were provided by Fritz Dobretzberger (Planetware) according to calculations by Hans Cousto. Many thanks for that.

Most of the pdfs are in german, but the tables actually say everything, so that they can also be very helpful if you don't speak German.

If you want to get more involved with the topic, you can find more information and many links on the Klangwirkstoff Records page:

klangwirkstoff.de …: www.planetware.de



Die Referenztöne sollen Musiker und Musikerinnen ermöglichen ihr Instrument auf verschiedenste Naturereignisse wie Planetenumlaufbahnen oder Moleküle nach dem Prinzip der „Kosmischen Oktave“ zu stimmen.

Ich versuche das stimmen Deines Instruments in wenigen Worten vereinfacht am Beispiel des Erdentones „tropisches Jahr“, also dem Erdumlauf um die Sonne, innerhalb von einem Jahr zu beschreiben:

Du stimmst den Kammerton A auf 432,1 Hz deines Instrumentes (standard ist 440Hz), dafür sind die jeweiligen Kammerton Frequenzen (standard pitch) angedacht. Von A ausgehend stimmst Du nun dein ganzes Instrument.

Bei Synthesizern ist das einfach weil dort nur das Mastertuning gestimmt werden muss und nicht alle Seiten eines analogen Instruments wie z.B. einer Gitarre.

Wenn Du dann Dein Instrument durchgestimmt hast spielst Du ein Cis und erhältst so die gewünschte Frequenz von 136,1 Hz in einer bestimmten Oktave.

Title „a“ ist jeweils der Referenzton der gewünschten Frequenz/des Planeten Tons.
Title „b“ ist der dazu gehörige Kammerton A für dein Mastertuning.

Am Ende des Namens jeder Datei steht die jeweils zugehörige Note die gespielt werden sollte um die erwünschte Hauptfrequenz zu erzielen.

Mit dem download des Albums hast Du alle Planeten Referenztöne immer dabei, kannst sie in jede DAW oder Media Player importieren und so Deine Stimmungen kontrollieren bzw. Dein analoges Instrument darauf stimmen. Da mp3s leichte Obertonverschiebungen erzeugen können empfehlen wir den download als .wav oder .flac file.

Im download des Albums „Reference Tunings - Planets“ sind ebenfalls ausführliche Stimmdaten pdfs enthalten die von Fritz Dobretzberger (Planetware) nach Berechnungen von Hans Cousto zur Verfügung gestellt wurden. Besten Dank an dieser Stelle dafür.

Wer sich näher mit dem Thema beschäftigen möchte findet weitere Infos und viele links auf der Klangwirkstoff Records Seite:

klangwirkstoff.de …: www.planetware.de


Tracklist „Reference Tunings – Sine Tones Of Planets“:

01 01a Earth_Tropical-Year_Om_136.1 Hz_127.6bpm_Cis
02 01b Earth_Tropical-Year_Om_432_10Hz_Kammerton_A-standard_pitch_A
03 02a Earth-Platonic-Year_172.06 Hz_80.65bpm_F
04 02b Earth_Platonic-Year_433_56Hz_Kammerton_A-standard_pitch_A
05 03a Earth-Day_Sonnentag_194.18Hz_91.02bpm_G
06 03b Earth_Day_Sonnentag_435_92Hz_Kammerton_A-standard_pitch_A
07 04a Earth-Sidiric_Day_Sterntag_194.71 Hz_91.3bpm_G
08 04b Earth_Sidiric-Day_Sterntag_437_11Hz_Kammerton_A-standard_pitch_A
09 05a Moon-Synodic_210.42 Hz_98.63bpm_Gis
10 05b Moon_Synodic-Month_445_86Hz_Kammerton_A-standard_pitch_A
11 06a Moon-Sideric_227.43 Hz_106.6bpm_Ais
12 06b Moon_Syderic_Month_429_33Hz_Kammerton_A-standard_pitch_A
13 07a Moon-Culmination_187.61 Hz_87.9bpm_Fis
14 07b Moon_Culmination_446_21Hz_Kammerton_A-standard_pitch_A
15 08a Moon-Metonic_Cycle_229.22 Hz_107.45bpm_Ais
16 08b Moon_Metonic_Cycle_432_71Hz_Kammerton_A-standard_pitch_A
17 09a Moon-Knot_234.16Hz_109.76bpm_Ais
18 09b Moon_Saros_Period_430_41Hz_Kammerton_A-standard_pitch_A
19 10a Moon-Saros_Period_241.56 Hz_113.2bpm_H
20 10b Moon_Knot_442_9Hz_Kammerton_A-standard_pitch_A
21 11a Moon-Apsides_Rotation_246.04 Hz_115.3bpm_H
22 11b Moon_Apsides_Rotation_438_39Hz_Kammerton_A-standard_pitch_A
23 12a Sun_252.44 Hz_118.33bpm_H
24 12b Sun_449_80Hz_Kammerton_A-standard_pitch_A
25 13a Planets_Pluto_140.64 Hz_131.8bpm_Cis
26 13b Planets_Pluto_446_49Hz_Kammerton_A-standard_pitch_A
27 14a Planets_Mercury_141.27 Hz_132.44bpm_Cis
28 14b Planets_Mercury_448_51Hz_Kammerton_A-standard_pitch_A
29 15a Planets_Mars_144.72 Hz_136.68bpm_D
30 15b Planets_Mars_433_67Hz_Kammerton_A-standard_pitch_A
31 16a Planets_Saturn_147.85 Hz_138.6bpm_D
32 16b Planets_Saturn_443_04Hz_Kammerton_A-standard_pitch_A
33 17a Planets_Jupiter_183.58 Hz_86.05bpm_Fis
34 17b Planets_Jupiter_436_62Hz_Kammerton_A-standard_pitch_A
35 18a Planets_Uranus_207.36 Hz_97.2bpm_Gis
36 18b Planets_Uranus_439_37Hz_Kammerton_A-standard_pitch_A
37 19a Planets_Neptune_211.44 Hz_99.11bpm_Gis
38 19b Planets_Neptune_448_02Hz_Kammerton_A-standard_pitch_A
39 20a Planets_Venus_221.23 Hz_103.7bpm_A
40 20b Planets_Venus_442_46Hz_Kammerton_A-standard_pitch_A
41 21a 169.893Hz_79.6bpm_Plankscher-Kammerton
42 21b Plankscher-Standard-Pitch_Plankscher-Kammerton_453,56Hz


realisiert durch das Gema Stipendienprogramm 2021


released January 18, 2022

detailed tuning data pdfs that were provided by Fritz Dobretzberger (Planetware) according to calculations by Hans Cousto. Many thanks for that.


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The label Klangwirkstoff offers particular access to the experimentation in contemporary harmonic music thus constituting a network for the tuning of music which spans the micro- and macrocosm of audible possibilities.
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