Use of SAT for tuning steel drums -Forwarded

David Graham U40DCG1@WPO.CSO.NIU.EDU
Thu, 13 Jun 1996 16:20:35 -0500

Does anybody have any experience using a SAT to tune a steel drum?  It
seems to pick up the pitch without any problem, but I wonder if a tuning
can be generated using the FAC or earlier F4 mode.  Also, anybody have
any ideas about whether or not a drum is inharmonic?  The steel drum
maker at NIU is considering buying a SAT (yes,I know its not a piano, but
he likes the memory capability). Any experience with this sort of thing
would be appreciated>
David Graham
Northern Illinois University
      Date:  06/12/1996  04:16 pm  (Wednesday)
      From:  David Graham
        To:  internet:pianotech
   Subject:  Use of SAT for tuning steel drums

Here at NIU we have a steel drum maker who is interested in using the
SAT for tuning purposes.  Anybody have any experience with this?
Can you develop a FAC tuning, do drums vary in inharmonicity, etc.
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