sample pack, Guide & Tuning Files
This sample pack, guide, and tuning files are a work in progress. An updated version of the files will be released alongside the album later this year.
In the meantime, we hope you are able to explore and play with these resources.
Inside you’ll find:
- Rumah Budaya Indonesia – Berlin’s sample pack of selected instruments
- Ableton Live Pack with tuning files preconfigured
- Native Instruments Kontakt Library
- Tuning files
- Additional reading resources and file indices of tuning and samples
👋🏽 If you have questions, say hello, or want to share your creations, please write to info at latentsonorities dot org!👋🏽
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
The album of live concert recordings will be released in November 2023 via Berlin label L-KW and streamed on Refuge Worldwide.
Guide & Interviews
Here, you can download and read a PDF about the project, get historical background on the instruments, and read interviews with stewards, artists, and researchers involved in the project.
Below you’ll find some additional resources related to the project, tuning, and gamelan.
RBI Berlin Javanese Gamêlan Agêng Tumbuk Nêm Tuning Chart: tuning chart of RBI’s instruments selected for this project along with cent values, Hz, and solmization.
Apotome: A browser-based generative music environment based on octave-repeating microtonal tuning systems and their subsets (scales/modes).
Microtuner by Ableton: Ableton Live MIDI effect for reading Scala files inthe Ableton Live environment.
MTS-ESP Mini: Scala interpreter by ODDsound for any DAW
Leimma: a transcultural browser-based tool for exploring tuning systems from different cultures with features to build your own
The .scl files developed for Latent Sonorities can be used in many of the paid and free plugins in this list.
Stand-alone MIDI hardware that converts incoming MIDI to uploaded microtonal scales.
Microtonal hardware mod for the Roland SH101. Get pelog and slendro scales in your electro tracks!
Modular Eurorack multi-tool for loading .scl files into your modular hardware.
Eurorack module that supports uploading .scl files (among many other features)
reading & theory
This is one of the core references we used in the development of this project. It’s a great (and easy) primer for anyone interested in Javanese gamelan theory.
Apotome – the software that has found a home in different communities of artists working with non-western temperament – was born from this dissertation.
Presentation from Bilawa Respati on the expression of karawitan, and approaching a better understanding of Laras, Swarantara, Pathet and Embat through the samples and analysis of the materials of Latent Sonorities.
Research paper outlining different modes of cultural transfer and preservation with explicit attention to power dynamics and multi-way flows of influence. Fantastic read from Latent Sonorities Embedded Researcher, Emma Lo.