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pitch_random

Random tuning for the region, in cents.

Examples #

Amount of random variation for pitch in cents. Computed when the note is triggered, remains the same for that region for as long as the region plays.

pitch_random=10

pitch_random=400

Useful for humanizing the pitch of instruments with naturally imprecise intonation, especially when playing multiple regions in unison.

In ARIA this is unipolar, and equivalent to pitch_oncc135. So, if pitch_random is set to 20, the region will play at pitches tuned by an amount in the range from 0 cents to +20 cents. In order to get pitch to fluctuate between -20 and +20 cents, there would be two ways to get there, either by applying a fixed shift of -20 cents and a random shift of up to 40 cents:

pitch=-20
pitch_random=40

Or use CC136, which is bipolar random from -1 to 1:

pitch_oncc136=20

In rcg sfz and Cakewalk, this is bipolar.

Name Version Type Default RangeUnit
pitch_random SFZ v1 integer 0 0 to 9600 cents

Category: Performance Parameters, Pitch