Musicians Print
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 00:51

Here's an overview of several musicians talking about 432 Hz:

1. Melody Gardot

Gardot explains, "Even the tuning of the album is unusual as we cut the record in 432hz. I had started to experiment with frequency and research what this does within the body. I loved the idea that one could calm, soothe and rejuvenate the spirit just with exposure to certain frequencies... I rang up the tuner for the piano one day, and asked if he could change everything to 432. He laughed, came over and 6 hours later we had our first attempt to rejuvenate this old idea of what some call 'original tuning'. Once we set the instrument up like this - I never changed it. Frankly, it felt better. The frequency was more alive, the feeling was like witnessing more colors in the resonance - and to my ears when there was an ensemble playing, it felt more relaxed, more appealing. Once every musician who came upon it loved it, I decided we would keep it that way."

2. Jazz Profilactika

432 EVO did the 432 Hz conversion for Tick Tock, Jazz Profilactika's debut album

This is why they chose 432 Hz:

"So, why did we chose a lower pitch? Well, the shortest and simplest answer to that question is "it sounds better to our ears". We have compared the 440Hz and 432Hz versions by ear on various sound systems, from PA systems to high-end Hi-Fi (using Martin Logan electrostatic speakers and others like KEF and PSB). The 432Hz exports sounded and felt more "cored" in the low-end, warmer in the mid-range and more "transparent" and "spacious" in the high-end relatively to the 440Hz exports. In case you wish to read a more detailed (technical) explanation, do read the Roel's World article "Why using a lower pitch then the standard of A4=440Hz"."

3. The Verdi Tuning

While albums in 432 Hz are rare, waiting for your favorite artist to release his work in 432 Hz is not a trivial task.
For all the contemporary music produced in A=440 Hz and up to A=445 Hz, the 432 EVO can do wonders on existing tracks.

The effects of 432 EVO's on the fly conversion are very similar, while not 100% identical, as if the music had been tuned to A=432 Hz to begin with. You can tweak a lot of parameters which affect this realtime conversion, to tweak it to your own personal taste. Since our SQi update, the 432 Hz conversion has more options and even better DSP recipes.

While we would love to see more music in native A=432 Hz, we do not expect this to happen very soon.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 May 2018 02:58