Video tutorial – How to export various tuning file formats in Scala

When you’re designing musical tunings in Scala, you might eventually want to export your tuning to use it in a synthesizer. Synthesizers support various tuning file formats, so you’ll need to know how to make a few different kinds. This video shows you how to export Scala files (.scl), export AnaMark tuning files (.tun), and export MIDI Tuning Standard dumps (.mid). Right at the end of the video you’ll also find out how to retune other synths like the Yamaha DX7ii.

4 thoughts on “Video tutorial – How to export various tuning file formats in Scala”

  1. HP

    Your work is amazing in this field – thank you.
    Do you know if it is possible to export scala files (including keyboard mappings) as Sysex (.syx) files?
    I know it is possilbe to export as MTS but it is a .MID file, not a .SYX file as my synthesizer needs.
    Thank you!


    1. Sevish Post author

      The .MID file contains only MTS SysEx data. Does it work if you rename the extension from .MID to .SYX? If not, what is the synthesiser you are using?


  2. Samborambo

    Hi Sevish,

    You wouldn’t happen to know how to send tunings made in Scale workshop and/or Scala to Cirklon? There was an online resource to convert Scl to syx, however it is no longer available and I am having trouble doing this.


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