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Welcome to the Orchids user group.

This user group is devoted to the Orchids orchestration system and its users, but also on the topic of computer-aided orchestration and generic sound mixture optimization. In order to facilitate the exchange of bug reports, idea and collaborative thinking, we encourage any kind of report on errors, bad or good results, desired features, ideas, remarks and any other topic.

Please report any unsolved problem, ideas or even cool sounds to this group and we will be glad to discuss it. If you want to start using the software, please read the full documentation, which provides turnarounds to known issues:


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Hello everyone,

Is there a way of achieving quarter-tone playback inside orchids? Could this be done by creating new samples by transposing the SOL database samples? Would the solutions and maquete tabs use quarter-tone notation?


July 8, 2016 at 17:57 #18491
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Dear Gato,

Normally the quarter-tone playback is already implemented ? Do you mean that solution with quarter notes are not played accurately ? Currently the samples from SOL are transposed at playback time, and you should be able to simulate that even with notes not proposed as quarter-tones by sliding the notes directly inside the score !

All the best,

July 9, 2016 at 14:38 #18497
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Thanks for the reply, Philippe.

I seem to have a problem because I get no quarter-tone playback with Orchids 0.9.1 (latest version I have). Using SOL 0.9_HQ…

Is there something I need to do?

July 9, 2016 at 15:19 #18499
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Sorry, my bad! I haven’t used Orchids for a while (but will do so heavily in the future)… so I forgot to check Microtonal resolution in the Orchestra tab.

July 9, 2016 at 15:21 #18500
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No problem ! However, if you plan on using Orchids heavily in the future, I really recommend that you switch to version 0.9.2, the improvement in the accuracy of the solutions is really tremendous :)

July 11, 2016 at 09:58 #18505
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Is there a free update for Orchids 0.9.1 users?
The website tells me I have to pay again.

July 16, 2016 at 17:40 #18566

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