Mathematical Derivation of the Pitch and Modulation of Carnatic Music with Synthesiser (For Windows)

AnitaSynth is a synthesizer to play Carnatic Music on Roli Seaboard. It works with aMID keyboard as well but with a Roli Seaboard you can use the full range of gamaham as seen on Carnatic Violin. Anita Synth is a stand-alone executable application for Windows, tested on Windows 10.

Carnatic Pitch (CarnaticPith.xlsx see below) is based on the cycling of fourths (Ma-Derivation powers of 4/3) and fifths (Pa-Derivation powers of 3/2).

There are 12 notes of both Ma and Pa derivations. That makes 24 notes.

Sa is the base note which is equivalent to 1. Pa is fixed at 3/2 and is the 2nd made note.

Since there is only one variation of Sa and Pa there are 24 – 2 = 22 notes in total.

The Ma-Derivation notes have a dip in modulation.

The Pa-Derivation notes have a vibrato modulation.

Sa (1) and Pa (3/2) are the fixed base notes and have no modulation.

SynthSastram-Keystroke is another Max 8.0 patch and also a stand-alone executable application (.exe) that allows you to play Carnatic Music with Carnatic Pitch (but no modulation/gamaham) with the keys on your typing keyboard or laptop keyboard. This patch does not need a Midi keyboard or a ROLI Seaboard. SynthSastram-KeyStroke can be run with a simple inbuilt laptop or desktop soundcard and there is no need for an exernal or dedicated soundcard.

Carnatic Pitch Derivation and AnitaSynth and SynthSastram-Keystroke are by Dr Mithilesh Dornavalli (I am an Indian)

Good Luck!!!

Happy Musicing!!!

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