I'm looking for a (preferably single) word for "increment or decrement to bring into range", with particular emphasis on 'bring into range'.
'Reconcile' or 'limit' are not bad as far as target (range) is concerned. The musical term 'modulation' expresses the action but doesn't quite reach the biscuit tin as far as target (range) is concerned.
Imagine a number (could represent a note in an octave) which is either too high or low to fit into a given range (the acoustic range, say, of an instrument's finger- or keyboard) and so would have to be tonally adjusted (modulated up or down by an octave) in order to be playable.
Now, taking away the musical connotations, is there another word with more general application?