This was pointed out in a comment on one of my YouTube videos. I’ve never noticed but this person pointed out that even though standard tuning A4 is 440Hz, Cubase labels A4 as being one octave higher, at 880Hz. This is true for all EQ/channel windows, EQ plugins, and all VST instruments.
I later discovered that other VST companies also refer to A4 as being 880Hz.
Is this an error, a typo of sorts? Is there anything else that explains the discrepancy?
I’ve done a bit of research and found that Standard MIDI Note Number 69 corresponds to the 49th note on a keyboard, labelled “A4 concert pitch” (German note name: a’ Kammerton), and the frequency always described or referred to 440.00Hz. I would think that Steinberg (the inventors of VST no?) and all other companies would adhere very strictly to the standard MIDI protocol/MIDI note number.
Am I missing something here?