Musical Frequencies

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  1. kenshireen1

    kenshireen1 Well-Known Member

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    I have the iDrumtune Pro App.
    I am currently playing 2 mounted toms and a floor.
    The mounted are 10 and 12 and the floor is 14.
    I have the 10 inch tuned to c3# and the 12 inch is tuned to A2.

    However, the 14 inch floor tom comes in a d3# which is a higher pitcher than either of the mounted toms.. As a matter of fact it is almost an octave over the 10 inch. But it has a nice booming sound to it.

    How is it possible that the floor comes in higher than the 10 inch
     
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    SnareBuzz76 Member

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    Probably a different octave.
     
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    Tornado Very well Known Member

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    Your app is probably picking up on one of the overtones. Take whatever it says with a grain of salt. These are drums, not pitched instruments.
     
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    DrumKeys Very well Known Member

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    I'm not familiar with iDrumtune Pro App but as mentioned it must be a different octave.

    Here is a helpful chart:

    http://pages.mtu.edu/~suits/notefreqs.html

    I assume you really mean C#3 for the 10 which would be 139hz and the 12" at A2 would be 110hz. When you say "the 14 inch floor tom comes in a d3#" it's either tuned way too high or it really is D#2 (or 78hz) which would make much more sense.
     
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  5. CherryClassic

    CherryClassic DFO Veteran

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    I play the 10 at C 3rd, 12 at D 2nd and 14 at F 2nd. Now my 14 will also tune in nice like a 16" at D 2nd. So drop that thing down an octave and you'll be surprised.

    You can also tune that 12 at G 2nd when you do that if you like. Play around with it and see what you like best.

    sherm
     
  6. supershifter2

    supershifter2 DFO Master

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    the same way i can tune my 16x22 bass drums lower than the same tama 16x24 i had with the same type heads. the smaller the diameter the head the less the sag.
     
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    SteveB DFO Master

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    MAN..you got me there. Never heard of such a thing, but i suppose its possible but one drum will feel like a wet noodle and the other, a table top.
     

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