I have a suggestion regarding the pluck generator in Audacity: would it be possible to add an option to specify the tuning used for the generated notes, for example, so that the played sound can be 432Hz instead of 440, or any other choice?
Although I have nothing against one tune another, I can find them to be sometimes relaxing or sometimes more exact (speaking of 440 hz), but that’s only what I think and of course the number of opinions is fairly existent. However, there are more available tunings which can be used (for instance, we can remember the 435Hz which was proposed in france for some time. And since I find this generator quite useful for some things, it wouldn’t be a bad idea (I guess) to add such an option.
As the “Pluck” effect is a Nyquist plug-in, it is very easy to modify because it is just a plain text file with the file name extension changed from “.txt” to “.ny”. The biggest problem is finding a plain text editor that does not screw up the format. For Windows I recommend NotePad++.
All that you need to do is to open the file “pluck.ny” in a plain text editor and change one line:
The pluck.ny file can be found in the plug-ins directory:
On Windows the “Plug-Ins” folder is in the directory where Audacity resides - usually C:\Program Files or C:\Program Files (x86)
On Mac place them in Audacity’s “Plug-Ins” folder at ~/Library/Application Support/audacity/Plug-Ins.
On Linux, the “plug-ins” folder is in usr/share/audacity if you installed an Audacity package supplied by your distribution, or usr/local/share/audacity if you compiled Audacity from source code.
Probably more useful for you would be to have controls for the note, octave and tuning. That’s a bit more complex, so I’ve done that for you and change the name of the plug-in to “Pluck (Hz)” so that you can install this alongside the original “Pluck” effect. For installation instructions, see: http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/effect_menu.html#nyquist_effects
and here’s the modified version: pluckhz.ny (1.67 KB)