I tune by guitar with a $20 CND Korg tuner and recently I downloaded Audacity to lsiten to myself play, the connection is a cheap microphone which is played pretty much inside the soundhole as anything else doesn't register anything.
Now the tuner says my guiatr is relatively in tune, at least there is a green light for the given note. The Korg is not very consistant, it bounces quick a large degree every time a note is played, sometimes showing quite sharp othertimes quite flat, but generally it stays within the "greenlight" range. However, when I look at the pitch for any given note in Audacity, it says it's a pitch of a different note. For instance I play my low E string and it says it's a D-Eb note. I play my G and it says it's a D string. And that's the close ones, some are two or three semi-tones either sharp or flat.
It's not that I'm not selecting jsut the right notes, since I've tried recording just a signle note being played and it also does this. And I don't trust my ear for poop, and although it would be humiliating, I wouldn't put it beyond possibility that I can't tell that that I'm playing a D when I hit the open E string (which the tuner says is relatively in tune) but it's possible. So any ideas? Is it likely the program or me?
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You might check to see if your display reads 440, that through me off the first time i used mine.
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Where are you finding pitches in Audacity?
I tried doing it by recording a clip of Neil Young-Tell me Why. Several times the pitch was indicated accuratly as to the chord he was playing at the time according to the tab. Other times though it was way off, possibly due to his singing? Or is it just plain wrong?
I tried just clipping the sound right in the middle of the note, so there is the ringing all the way through. On all but the low e audacity guessed it right. The louder part when the note is played though always registers something weird. Together they amount to something slightly off the note I played. So that explains most of it. But the E still reigsters as an F on audacity. Any ideas? On the tuner it's pretty close, although it does flacuate randomly to about half the screen sharp. Although I thought that one screen on the tuner was equal to one pitch. Is it possible on a Korg GA-30 to be tuned a whole half-step sharp even if the tuner showed the line halfway between the ideal pitch and the end of the circle? By the way, not only this, my A string is tuned to the 440 Hz suggested for A, when I record it on audacity it says it's an A note but the frquency is 109 Hz, any ideas?
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