Kammerton A = 432 HZ

432 HZ Musik, was ist das eigentlich? Da fragt man am besten Experten. Die findet man z.B. in de Facebookgruppe „Deutsche 432 Hz Gruppe“.
Ich stellte folgende Frage:


Gibt es in dieser Gruppe eine Definition, was 432 HZ Musik ist und was einen 432 HZ Musiker ausmacht? Wenn ich z.B. meine Musik in 440 Hertz produziere und dann zu Schluss den Titel um 8 Cent herunterrechne, habe ich dann 432 HZ Musik gemacht? Natürlich wird die Antwort sein: selbstverständlich nicht. Aber was ist mit diesem Fall: ich produziere mit Sample, die alle auf 440 Hertz bezogen sind und rechne die während der Produktion herunter? Ist das 432 HZ Musik?
Und wie wird man zum 432 HZ Musiker? Z.B. wenn ich die Hälfte meiner Musik als 432 HZ Musik betrachte, bin ich dann trotzdem 432 HZ Musiker?

Es gab umgehend eine Antwort von Roel Hollander:


 I am not the moderator of the group, thus I will simply share how I see it.

You must differentiate between „432 Tuning“ and the use of Concert Pitch 432Hz. „432 Tuning“ is not only using Concert Pitch A4=432Hz, but using a different temperament as well, Just Intonation. If the JI temperament you use is 3-limit (Pythagorean) or 5-limit, or 7-limit … or any other variant is up to you of course.

If pitching music down with 8 cents is granting it the label „432Hz Music“ depends thus on your definition. You practically use 432Hz, thus you could say only pitching music down to 8Hz is „432Hz music“. „432 purists“ will not agree with you … but anyway … 

There is though a difference between music being fully produced (played and recorded) in 432Hz (with or without a temperament change), and the music converted to 432Hz in „post production“. 

There are pseudo-scientific claims made that 432Hz tuned music has more harmonics (or sound more harmonious) but that is not true. What make a difference (when also recording at 432Hz instead of 440Hz) is the Formants, sympathetic resonance and what is known as timbre.
More info: https://roelsworld.eu/en/432-tuning/overtones-432-vs-440/
And: https://roelsworld.eu/…/harmonics-overtones…/…
This is also why there is a difference in just pitching recorded material down, or recording it at 432Hz. 432Hz music does not have more „harmonics“ per say, and if it sounds more „harmonious“ depends actually if they use a JI temperament or if they use 12-TET. You could say that „432-Tuning“ (432Hz CP + JI temperament) does sound more harmonious then 440Hz/432Hz + 12-TET.

About if you are a „432 musician“ or not … well, that depends.

Some would say only those who actually play/perform using 432Hz as CP /9with or without JI temperament) are „432 musicians“. Others would say that also those who produce (composition, music production) in 432Hz are „432 musicians“ as well.

Some would say that those who just pitch their music in post production are thus not „432 Musicians“, but at best „432 Producers“, some would not even „count“ you as „432 musician“ if you only pitch / convert to 432Hz …

With some instruments you simply do not really have a choice, some instruments are „stuck“ in 440Hz, some even in 440Hz + 12-TET and then one does not have another option the converting their music to 432Hz in post-production, unless they have the budget to have custom instruments build or standard 440hz 12-TET instruments customized to be able to work with 432Hz / 432Hz + JI.

Personally I don’t care much about „titles“ and „labels“ … 😉

At the end only one thing counts: „Does it sound better to your ears and does it feel better to you?“

If the answer is yes, then do it. If not, well, keep searching for something that does work for you.

Das ist doch schon mal ein schöner Ausgangspunkt.