Talk:MOS scale

From Xenharmonic Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

This page also contains archived Wikispaces discussion.

More notational stuff

The user IIL suggested the name "mmos5" for what people typically refer to as the "small fifth" of a generic MOS. Since there is terminology already in use, I changed it to that.

I will reiterate what I said in the page about "Vals:" these are "main" math pages that you are editing with your system, and the people who typically maintain all these pages are getting antsy about such an enormous volume of edits being made without collaborating with the other users. We are all on FB and I suggest joining us there (using a pseudonymous FB account if you don't want to use your real name, as about half the members do).

If not, then if you want to make a new system or naming convention, we would like it if you could make another section on the site where you folks (who are primarily on Discord?) can be free to do what you want, without running on top of the other collaboration going on here. For instance, there are already two or three other MOS naming "systems" on the Wiki; it doesn't seem like the one you have written here should be the "main" one that is part of the main "MOS" page. It would be nice to make a category called something like "Discord Work In Progress" and then we can look at merging things into the "main" pages afterward, when you are done polishing them up.

Thanks. Mike Battaglia (talk) 20:29, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

Good MOS for a particular JI subgroup

Hi! Is there a clever way to find MOS scales which represent, say 2.7.11 or 2.3.7 JI subgroups better than EDOs with comparable number of steps? Simple calculations or workflows for Scala are all good.

Also in that vein, maybe you know some shiny MOS which greatly differs from EDOs smaller than ~20edo? (and with not too many steps?..) I experimented with several modes (MOS and otherwise) of 22edo, 19edo, 17edo and several other EDOs but hopefully there is a nice MOS somewhere which doesn’t want to fit as an EDO mode without making the original intervals greatly worse. --Arseniiv (talk) 11:10, 7 October 2020 (UTC)

Ah, I see Subgroup temperaments in particular. That article would be helpful, thank you all for making it! --Arseniiv (talk) 15:25, 12 October 2020 (UTC)


Soft and hard redirect here but there is no information on them here. Please figure out a better path for people to use the wiki to discover information about hard/soft MOS. --Cmloegcmluin (talk) 14:50, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

I'd guess Inthar would be the right person to ask here. --Xenwolf (talk) 17:32, 16 April 2021 (UTC)