If an ambient sound is to be generated with specific frequencies, would it, in general, sound better if those frequencies are notes selected from a specific scale, or frequencies that are all harmonic to the same fundamental frequency.
For example, the A Major scale:
Vs. Harmonic frequencies of A2(approximate note values and hz):
- F#5 ~ G5(770)
- D ~ D#(1210), etc.
The harmonics have some notes in common with the scale, but some are almost perfectly halfway between a note that's in the scale, and one that's not(e.g. 1210 hz).
This isn't for composing music, but rather for an atmospheric sound, like chimes, lacking any structured rhythm or melody.
EDIT: I'm not entirely sure if this should be here or in a music-related stack, feel free to let me know if it should be elsewhere.