The Ultimate Test: 440 Hz vs 432 Hz

Channel: Ryan Franklin

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There's been a debate floating around about whether instruments sound better tuned to 440 Hz or 432 Hz. While 440 is the standard tuning (and what the vast majority of songs today are tuned to) there are arguments that 432 is a better, fuller, more natural tuning. There are even extreme theories that 432 has healing properties and todays mainstream 440 usage came about from the Nazis, Illuminati, etc. because it agitates people and causes them to be aggressive.

This video allows you to test yourself to see if you like 440 Hz or 432 Hz better. You won't know which sample is which. Listen to each and see if you like one better than the other or if one feels better to you than the other and draw your own conclusions.


Key Change: A lot of people come into this video with their mind already made up on whether they prefer 440 Hz or 432 Hz. When two samples are played in the same key, it's really easy to tell which is which because the lower sample will always be 432 and higher sample will always be 440. When people know which sample is which, they will often (whether consciously, or subconsciously) select the sample they "know" they prefer. In this video, I want to challenge any preconceived notions you might have. I changed keys to make it difficult to decipher which sample was 440 and which was 432. If you can't tell which frequency is which, my hope is you will be able to truly decide which one you prefer.

Below is an article on 440 Hz vs 432 Hz.

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/12/21/heres-why-you-should-convert-your-music-to-432hz/

Also, none of the samples were digitally transposed. Every sample you hear is a retuned guitar (see my video: How to Tune Your Guitar to 432Hz).