Hijaz the Charmer


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Listen to Hijaz the Charmer

The picture above shows the 12 steps of the scale (starting on D) used for my piece
Hijaz the Charmer. This scale is a mode of 53 EDO using steps 0, 3, 5, 17, 20, 22, 26, 31, 34, 36, 44, 48, 53.
It is based on the traditional Arabic mode called
Maqam Hijaz.

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This picture shows
Reason set up for microtonal music. The song was played in real time and recorded with Logic Pro 8. Its output sent to LMSO input, retuned and sent to Reason thru LMSO IAC1.
Reason is receiving on channels 1 to 8 and each channel assigned to a monophonic instance of NN-XT. The percussion track goes straight from Logic to Reason because it does not need to be retuned.
See the
movie. This video is also featured on the Propellerhead YouTube channel on the Playlist: Made with Reason.