I would like to map a 12-note microtonal tuning onto the notated pitches C, C#, D, D#, etc.
Each step size is different. For example, from C to C# is 105 cents, but from D to D# is 94 cents. Can anyone tell me how to use the same simple sharp accidental on each diatonic note but with a different delta? Or would it be necessary to have a different accidental for each sharp note, with individually defined deltas?
Next, about playback: I created a new tonality and defined the diatonic subdivisions only (the leftmost part of the Edit Tonality dialog). I then put a few diatonic notes in a flow to hear it, but on playback it keeps switching back to equal temperament, and even if I get it to playback without the tonality reverting, I don’t hear any difference. Am I doing something wrong?
If the step size is different for every scale degree, then unfortunately you will indeed need a different accidental for each step.
It may be that you would be better off using a more straightforward tonality system definition in Dorico and then adjusting the tuning using a Scala file loaded into a compatible VST instrument: “big” HALion, for example, supports Scala files, though HALion Sonic SE (which is bundled with Dorico) does not.
thanks for the reply! I ended up using 5 different accidentals that I liked from one of the sets in the drop down menu. Works great, in a way it’s more logical to have different accidentals if the step sizes are different.