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Slightly off E standard, A440 and taboos


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I have found that there are a good number of CDLC songs that are a bit off A440/E-standard, and listed and programmed as E-standard.  The dissonance makes them unplayable for me, unless I find the magic tuning beforehand and twiddle with the tuners.  Are there any thoughts on what is best for those considering making CDLC like this?


1)  pitch shift the audio in the song to be true E-standard.  This feels like the best option for me personally, because if you play though a splitter into an amp or through RS, you are fine.  No high maintenance tuning, which is an issue for those with a locking nut.  Do some consider this taboo, like the original artists really inteded the song to be in A-444? 


2)  pitch shift the RS signal to the tuning of the song.  Bad for the clash of the acoustic sound of the guitar vs the RS amplified sound, but lower maintenance than hitting the tuners back an forth.


3)  just listing and programming the track to the true tuning.  Higher maintenance to mess with the tuners, but true to the song and not a problem for split signal vs through RS.


Anyone have preferences, or is anyone offended by pitch shifting the audio in the song?  My intuitions tell me that most listeners wouldn't be able to tell the difference if it is within a quarter-step.

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For general information, official content tend to go for the option 1 when they are authorized to do so (they do have to ask for permission) and if they don't get the authorization stick with version 3. Note that version 3 do allow use with pitch shift pedal that have an expression pedal to actually do number 2 if they so desire anyway.


I would say that for CDLC, it's likely better for all to do number 1 in general.

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