Hello, folks! First post!
Before I begin, I just want to say how much I love DV. The Vocaloid-inspired layout is amazing, and it works great in Wine (Linux user here!); I’ve only had it crash once. (Now that I think about it, it’s likely a result of my computer being a fossilized potato, lmao)
Anywho, on with the actual post!
Microtonality in music is really cool. Unfortunately, not many people use alternative tunings nowadays, and thus, DAWs are often designed with your usual 12-tone keyboard piano roll. Luckily, some of them have the ability to import Scala files, which can make it so that you can compose microtonal music! You usually can’t customize the piano roll layout, though, which is unfortunate (Reaper can do this though). But then again, I never really focus on the piano roll keys
I’ve never seen any mentions of microtonality in the Vocal Synth community. Since microtonal music is slowly growing more popular, I thought I’d bring it up. I personally think it’d be cool if DV could import .scl files with a little pop-up window that allows the user to set the base note and maybe import keyboard layouts as well. For example, I use a slightly modified version of LMMS for my music which does this, and can be found here: https://github.com/LMMS/lmms/issues/1387
Here’s a quick example of a song by Sevish, who uses alternative tunings in his work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9wINwlgxRU