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Tuning help please

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Some advice/help please, I’m taking part in ‘distance recording’ later this week, but I’ve been told the acoustic piano being used is very slightly flat, “30 cent”.  I need therefore to detune my bass accordingly.

My tuner has a pitch button, normally it’s set at 440 (440 what I have no idea!!), and it can be adjusted in the range 435 to 445.  Is this how I retune, and if so, to what pitch?  Or if not????

Thanks in advance

malcolm

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440 refers to standard 440hz tuning. You should never need to adjust that unless playing with musicians who use a strange base setting (possibly used on the continent but I could be wrong).

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Unfortunately the piano is a bit too flat to adjust to with your tuner, 30 cents flat would be A = 432.44Hz

Online calculator here: http://www.sengpielaudio.com/calculator-centsratio.htm

If its distance recording (ie not playing together), then you could put the audio for the piano through a plugin on eg Reaper, to correct it to A=440, then everyone else could tune to concert pitch as normal.

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In my experience, pianos don't uniformly drift 30 cents flat either!

Good luck.

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5 minutes ago, paul_c2 said:

In my experience, pianos don't uniformly drift 30 cents flat either!

Good luck.

My thoughts exactly.

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