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What is Octavization?

With the introduction of the Weighted Solfeggio Tuning Fork set, the question of why the weighted frequencies are not the same as the unweighted frequencies comes up often. Often converting unweighted frequencies cannot be made to weighted frequencies because it is physically not possible. For example, the 963 hz fork in the Solfeggio set cannot be made to a weighted fork because the prongs would be too short and no vibration can be made. To compensate for this, octavization is used

Octavization is the term for halving or doubling a frequency. Mathematicians and scientists do this to make frequencies we would not be able to hear, into a range we can hear. For example, the Schumann Resonance is generally used as the frequency of Earth, 7.83 hz when it comes to tuning forks and sound therapy. We humans can hear tones from about 20hz to 20,000hz so 7.83 is below our auditory range. So how can we hear an Earth frequency?

First, 7.83 hz is rounded to 8 hz to make the math easier and because humans cannot experience the difference in .82 hz.

  • 8 hz doubled is 16 hz
  • 16 doubled is 32 hz (Otto 32 tuning fork)
  • 32 doubled is 64 hz (Otto 64 tuning fork)
  • 64 doubled is 128 hz (Otto 128 tuning fork)
  • 128 double is 256 hz (the Solar Harmonics set's lower frequency)
  • 256 doubled is 512 hz (the Solar Harmonics set's highest frequency)
  • 512 doubled several times is 4096 hz (aka the Crystal tuner and a frequency in the Angel tuner set)

That is why the forks mentioned above are considered Earth frequencies.

For purists, this may be hard to accept but it is perfectly acceptable and opens doors to frequencies we would not otherwise be able to hear including om.