# Canou family

The **canou family** of rank-3 temperaments tempers out the canousma, 4802000/4782969 = [4 -14 3 4⟩, a 7-limit comma measuring about 6.9 cents.

## Canou

*Main article: Canou temperament*

The canou temperament features a period of an octave and generators of 3/2 and 81/70. The 81/70-generator is about 255 cents. Two of them interestingly make 980/729 at about 510 cents, an audibly off perfect fourth. Three make 14/9; four make 9/5. It therefore also features splitting the septimal diesis, 49/48, into three equal parts, making two distinct interseptimal intervals related to the 35th harmonic.

For tunings, a basic option would be 99edo. Others such as 80edo, 94edo, and 118edo are possible; 19edo (perferably with stretched octaves) also provides a good trivial case, whereas the optimal patent val goes up to 1131edo, relating it to the amicable temperament.

Subgroup: 2.3.5.7

Mapping: [⟨1 0 0 -1], ⟨0 1 2 2], ⟨0 0 -4 3]]

Wedgie: ⟨⟨⟨4 -3 -14 -4]]]

POTE generators: ~3/2 = 702.3728, ~81/70 = 254.6253

- 7-odd-limit: 3 +c/14, 5 and 7 just

- Eigenmonzos: 2, 5, 7

- 9-odd-limit: 3 just, 5 and 7 -c/7 to 3 +c/14, 5 and 7 just

- Eigenmonzos: 2, 7/5

Lattice basis:

- 3/2 length = 0.8110, 81/70 length = 0.5135
- Angle (3/2, 81/70) = 73.88 deg

Vals: 19, 56d, 61d, 75, 80, 94, 99, 212, 292, 311, 410, 1131, 1541b, 1659b

Badness: 1.122 × 10^{-3}

Complexity spectrum: 4/3, 9/7, 9/8, 7/6, 6/5, 10/9, 5/4, 8/7, 7/5

### Extensions

Canou has a neat extension to the 2.3.5.7.17.19 subgroup with virtually no additional errors. The comma basis is {1216/1215, 1225/1224, 1445/1444}. Otherwise, 11- and 13-limit extensions are somewhat less ideal.

## Synca

Synca, for symbiotic canou, adds the symbiotic comma and the wilschisma to the comma list.

Subgroup: 2.3.5.7.11

Comma list: 19712/19683, 42875/42768

Mapping: [⟨1 0 0 -1 -7], ⟨0 1 2 2 7], ⟨0 0 -4 3 -3]]

POTE generators: ~3/2 = 702.2549, ~81/70 = 254.6291

Vals: 94, 99e, 118, 193, 212, 311, 740, 1051d

Badness: 2.042 × 10^{-3}

Complexity spectrum: 4/3, 9/8, 9/7, 7/6, 5/4, 6/5, 10/9, 11/9, 8/7, 12/11, 11/10, 14/11, 11/8, 7/5

### 13-limit

Subgroup: 2.3.5.7.11.13

Comma list: 2080/2079, 19712/19683, 42875/42768

Mapping: [⟨1 0 0 -1 -7 -13], ⟨0 1 2 2 7 10], ⟨0 0 -4 3 -3 4]]

POTE generators: ~3/2 = 702.1807, ~81/70 = 254.6239

Vals: 94, 118f, 193f, 212, 217, 311, 740, 1051d

Badness: 2.555 × 10^{-3}

## Semicanou

Semicanou adds 9801/9800, the kalisma, to the comma list, and may be described as 80 & 94 & 118. It splits the octave into two equal parts, each representing ~99/70. Note that 99/70 = (81/70)(11/9), this extension is more than natural.

The other comma necessary to define it is 14641/14580, the semicanousma, which is the difference between 121/120 and 243/242. By flattening the 11th harmonic by one cent, it identifies 20/11 by three 11/9's stacked, so an octave can be divided into 11/9-11/9-11/9-11/10.

Still 80edo, 94edo, and 118edo can be used as tunings. Other options include 104edo in 104c val.

Subgroup: 2.3.5.7.11

Comma list: 9801/9800, 14641/14580

Mapping: [⟨2 0 0 -2 1], ⟨0 1 2 2 2], ⟨0 0 -4 3 -1]]

Mapping generators: ~99/70, ~3, ~81/70

POTE generators: ~3/2 = 702.3850, ~81/70 = 254.6168 or ~11/9 = 345.3832

Vals: 80, 94, 118, 198, 212, 292, 330e, 410

Badness: 2.197 × 10^{-3}

### 13-limit

Subgroup: 2.3.5.7.11.13

Comma list: 1716/1715, 2080/2079, 14641/14580

Mapping: [⟨2 0 0 -2 1 -11], ⟨0 1 2 2 2 5], ⟨0 0 -4 3 -1 6]]

POTE generators: ~3/2 = 702.5046, ~81/70 = 254.6501 or ~11/9 = 345.3499

Badness: 2.974 × 10^{-3}

### Semicanoumint

This extension was named *semicanou* in the earlier materials. It adds 352/351, the minthma, to the comma list, so that the flat ~11/9 simultaneously represents ~39/32.

Subgroup: 2.3.5.7.11.13

Comma list: 352/351, 9801/9800, 14641/14580

Mapping: [⟨2 0 0 -2 1 11], ⟨0 1 2 2 2 -1], ⟨0 0 -4 3 -1 -1]]

POTE generators: ~3/2 = 702.8788, ~81/70 = 254.6664 or ~11/9 = 345.3336

Vals: 80, 94, 118, 174d, 198, 490f

Badness: 2.701 × 10^{-3}

### Semicanouwolf

This extension was named *gentsemicanou* in the earlier materials. It adds 351/350, the ratwolfsma, as wells as 364/363, the gentle comma, to the comma list. Since 351/350 = (81/70)/(15/13), the 81/70-generator simultaneously represents 15/13, adding a lot of fun to the scale.

Not supported by many patent vals, 80edo easily makes the optimal. Yet 104edo in 104c val and 118edo in 118f val are worth mentioning, and the temperament may be described as 80 & 104c & 118f.

Subgroup: 2.3.5.7.11.13

Comma list: 351/350, 364/363, 11011/10935

Mapping: [⟨2 0 0 -2 1 0], ⟨0 1 2 2 2 3], ⟨0 0 -4 3 -1 -5]]

POTE generators: ~3/2 = 702.7876, ~15/13 = 254.3411 or ~11/9 = 345.6789

Vals: 80, 104c, 118f, 198f, 420cff

Badness: 3.511 × 10^{-3}

## Canta

By adding 896/891, the pentacircle comma, 33/32 is equated with 28/27, so the scale is filled with this 33/32~28/27 mixture. This may be described as 75e & 80 & 99e, and 80edo makes the optimal.

Subgroup: 2.3.5.7

Comma list: 896/891, 472392/471625

POTE generators: ~3/2 = 703.7418, ~64/55 = 254.6133

Mapping: [⟨1 0 0 -1 6], ⟨0 1 2 2 -2], ⟨0 0 4 -3 -3]]

Badness: 4.523 × 10^{-3}

### Cantawolf

This extension was named *canta* in the earlier materials. It adds 351/350, the ratwolfsma, to the comma list. Since 351/350 = (81/70)/(15/13). The 81/70-generator simultaneously represents 15/13, adding a lot of fun to the scale. Again 80edo makes the optimal.

Subgroup: 2.3.5.7.11

Comma list: 351/350, 832/825, 13013/12960

POTE generators: ~3/2 = 703.8423, ~15/13 = 254.3605

Mapping: [<1 0 0 -1 6 0|, <0 1 2 2 -2 3|, <0 0 4 -3 -3 5|]

Vals: 75ef, 80, 99e, 104c, 179e, 184c, 203ce

Badness: 3.470 × 10^{-3}

### Cantamint

This extension was named *gentcanta* in the earlier materials. It adds 352/351, the minthma, as well as 364/363, the gentle comma, to the comma list. It is a natural extension of canta, as 896/891 factors neatly into (352/351)×(364/363). Again 80edo makes the optimal.

Subgroup: 2.3.5.7.11.13

Comma list: 352/351, 364/363, 472392/471625

POTE generators: ~3/2 = 703.8695, ~64/55 = 254.6321

Mapping: [⟨1 0 0 -1 6 11], ⟨0 1 2 2 -2 -5], ⟨0 0 4 -3 -3 -3]]

Badness: 4.781 × 10^{-3}