For a general introduction to EDO and these presets, please visit Introduction to EDO tunings.

About this tuning

36 tone equal temperament is a form of EDO tuning (equal divisions of an octave). It divides an octavePitches an octave apart have a 1:2 (“one-to-two”) frequency ratio. If one pitch is at 200 Hz, a pitch an octave higher is at 400 Hz. A pitch an octave lower is at 100 Hz.Visit the link to learn more into 36 proportionally equal and equal sounding intervalsAn interval is the distance between two pitches. It can be measured as a ratio between their frequencies or in cents.Visit the link to learn more.

Learning more

Legend of ASCII Notations

The following ASCII are used to write note names in rational intonation:

For EDO systems, the standard notation uses a degree and division, i.e. 1\31 for the first step of 31edo. If another interval is being divided, it may be placed in brackets or angle brackets afterwards, i.e. 1\11 (3/2) for Wendy Carlos beta.