4320edo

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Prime factorization 25 × 33 × 5
Step size 0.277778¢
Fifth 2527\4320 (701.944¢)
Semitones (A1:m2) 409:325 (113.6¢ : 90.28¢)
Consistency limit 23
Distinct consistency limit 23

4320 equal divisions of the octave (4320edo), or 4320-tone equal temperament (4320tet), 4320 equal temperament (4320et) when viewed from a regular temperament perspective, is the tuning system that divides the octave into 4320 equal parts of about 0.278 ¢ each.

Theory

4320edo is distinctly consistent in the 23-odd-limit. While this fact is not remarkable in its own right (282edo is the first such EDO), what's remarkable is the relationship that 4320edo offers to fractions of the octave, given that it is also a largely composite EDO. It is the first largely composite EDO with a greater consistency limit since 72edo.

Divisors

4320's divisors are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 18, 20, 24, 27, 30, 32, 36, 40, 45, 48, 54, 60, 72, 80, 90, 96, 108, 120, 135, 144, 160, 180, 216, 240, 270, 288, 360, 432, 480, 540, 720, 864, 1080, 1440, 2160. In addition to being largely composite, it is highly abundant (although not superabundant). It's abundancy index is 2.5 = exactly 5/2.

Out of the harmonics in the 23-limit approximated by 4320edo, only 3 and 5 have step sizes coprime with the number 4320. The 7th harmonic comes from 135edo, 11th harmonic comes from 864edo, 13th harmonic derives from 2160edo, 17th harmonic derives from 80edo, 19th harmonic derives from 480edo, and the 23rd harmonic comes from 720edo.

Other notable divisors 4320edo has are 12edo, the dominant tuning system in the world today, 15edo, known for use by Easley Blackwood Jr., 72edo, which has found usage in Byzantine chanting and various other applications, 96edo notable for its use by Julian Carrillo, 270edo, notable for its excellent closed representation of the 13-limit, 360edo, notable for being a number of degrees in a circle and carrying the interval size measure Drobisch angle.

Regular temperament theory

4320edo supports the period-80 temperament mercury.

Possible usage in Georgian music

4320edo maps the 3/2 interval to 2527 steps, which factors as 7 x 19^2, and thus 4/3 to 1793 steps, factoring as 11 x 163. Since Georgian traditional music is based on dividing 3/2 and 4/3 into an arbitrary number of steps, it is able to support a variety of Kartvelian scales on the patent val, for example a combination of 7edf and 11ed4/3.

Prime harmonics

Approximation of prime harmonics in 4320edo
Harmonic 2 3 5 7 11 13 17 19 23 29
Error absolute (¢) +0.000 -0.011 +0.075 +0.063 +0.071 +0.028 +0.045 -0.013 +0.059 -0.133
relative (%) +0 -4 +27 +23 +26 +10 +16 -5 +21 -48
Steps
(reduced)
4320
(0)
6847
(2527)
10031
(1391)
12128
(3488)
14945
(1985)
15986
(3026)
17658
(378)
18351
(1071)
19542
(2262)
20986
(3706)

Miscellaneous properties

Due to being consistent in the 23-limit, 4320edo is capable of consistently supporting the "factor 9 grid". It's quite coincidental that the number 4320 is divisible by 432, the number of Hertz in absolute pitch to which the alleged mystical properties of the scale are ascribed, except this time it is the cardinality of an EDO supporting the scale.

Trivia

4320edo is the 69th highly abundant EDO. Nice.