Originally posted by reblder:
Apparently my beat rates are a little off based on what I saw on your website. The G-B fifth should beat the same as the A-E and mine isn't. Also the C-E third is beating slower than the other thirds(F-A and G-E). Maybe it has to do with the Verituner's inharmonicity values which I don't think are exactly the same as the Accutuner.
this was evidenced by the fact that after I acquired the Verituner and tuned my own piano with it, I noticed slight differences between it and the Accutuner which I also had at the time.
This has been the subject of a lot of heated debate. It took a really long time to establish the theoretical model. But just compare what your ETD (whether Verituner, AccuTuner or any other) does with Equal Temperament (ET). On really good pianos, things come out fairly well but on poorly or irregularly scaled pianos, they may not. But if you know what it's supposed to sound like theoretically, you can make an educated adjustment rather than a wild guess.
One point that another very fine tech pointed out which I have to put into my instructions and description is that if the G3-B3 3rd and G3-E4 6th beat *exactly the same* (6 beats per second), the B3-E4 4th will be pure because G3, B3 and E4 all have the same coincident partial. If the 4th beats, the intervals are not beating exactly the same. No two ways about it.
The speeds of the tempered 5ths can vary a little but none should beat very strongly. All should remain within the range that aural tuners get them by default when trying to tune ET.
I recommend learning what each interval should sound like by studying the aural instructions. If you are not familiar with what a Well Tempered Tuning is as opposed to ET, then that information is on my website.
The EBVT is meant to substitute for ET. It is meant to make the piano sound a little crisper, clearer, have a more pleasing resonance and provide a very slight but distinct difference for each Major and minor key. Although there may be some harmony that sounds a little intense to some people, in general, people will not be aware that the piano is tuned differently unless you tell them.
Sometimes, just telling people this will make them resistant. So, be careful who you lay this upon. I usually don't talk about it, I just do it and have for 10 years but I have made that personal choice and am not saying that I recommend any and everyone do that.
I would like to see the day come when concerts and recordings are routinely made in the more advanced ways of tuning which have become known and increasingly popular in recent years. The Internet is a great way for this kind of information, discussion and debate to take place.
Please don't be shy about your opinions.