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Select Instrument for the multi-instrument timbre (button) - (no tooltip help yet)Select Instrument for the multi-instrument timbre (editable) - (no tooltip help yet)Custom Multi Instrument Voices Menu (Ctrl + 37) - This let's you make a new "custom instrument" consisting of any number of the available melodic or percussion instruments playing together You can set them up so some of the instruments skip beats - in cycles - and so set up complex patterns if you wish - also they can play chords (for pitched instruments). You can then select these multi instruments into any of the parts from Instruments (Ctrl + 8) or Non Melodic Percussion (Ctrl + 21)Ratios Options (Ctrl + 56) - Options for display of ratios - factorise, lattice notation, etc.Partials (as intervals from note chosen to play) (editable) - (no tooltip help yet)Play as sine waves (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Volumes as (drop list) - How to show volumes - choose which range is most useful...Volumes as (editable) - (no tooltip help yet)Name for this custom voice (editable) - Rename custom voice - you can use Copy Voice to make a new one first...Select into Highl. Part in Parts window (button) - (no tooltip help yet)Open list of Partials... (button) - (no tooltip help yet)>> History (button) - Click here to show recently visited files of this type...On Open, Read at most (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)On Open, Read at most (editable) - (no tooltip help yet)On Open, Read at most (spin) - (no tooltip help yet)Save As list of Partials... (button) - (no tooltip help yet)Reset pitch of 1/1 to first partial read (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Amplitudes (radio button) - Use the raw amplitudes as volumes...Decibels (radio button) - Use decibels - corresponding to perceived volume - for the volumes...Max midi volume is (editable) - Preset is 80. You can set this HIGHER to DECREASE the dynamic rangeRescale volumes read to max volume of (editable) - (no tooltip help yet)Tool tip help - F1Organise Windows - F2Other Dialog Star - Tip of the day - For All category - right click for neighbouring windows...
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Edit Custom Multi Instrument voice as timbre

For melodic instruments - lets you set up many instruments each playing at a different interval from the expected pitch - and different volume - so building up a "timbre"

One fun way to use this feature: if you use the measured pitches and volumes of another instrument they can combine together to play a kind of a "chord" which sounds a bit like both instruments or a hybrid of both.

Custom Multi Instrument Voices Menu (Ctrl + 37)

This let's you make a new "custom instrument" consisting of any number of the available melodic or percussion instruments playing together

You can set them up so some of the instruments skip beats - in cycles - and so set up complex patterns if you wish - also they can play chords (for pitched instruments).

You can then select these multi instruments into any of the parts from Instruments (Ctrl + 8) or Non Melodic Percussion (Ctrl + 21)

Ratios Options (Ctrl + 56)

Options for display of ratios - factorise, lattice notation, etc.

Partials (as intervals from note chosen to play) (editable) (Alt + I)

Play as sine waves (check box) (Alt + W)

Volumes as (drop list) (Alt + M)

How to show volumes - choose which range is most useful...

Choose how to show volumes throughout Bounce metronome.

The note volumes are actually sent to your soundcard or synth as Midi velocities. These have a range of 0 to 127 for the maximum velocity, which is the reason for including 0 to 127 as an option here.

Volumes as (editable) (Alt + M)

Name for this custom voice (editable)

Rename custom voice - you can use Copy Voice to make a new one first...

To make a new custom voice, select any of the preset voices, and copy it using Copy Voice. Then edit it - e.g. add instruments, edit individual instruments etc - and rename it here to the desired name.

This name is used to select the instrument in the Parts window. So avoid using the same name as ones already in use e.g. in the Voices menu, Waveform player menu or the Non melodic percussion menu.

If you do enter the same name as one already in use, you get a tool tip warning - and you will need to edit it, e.g. add (2) after the name or whatever, to make it distinctive.

Open list of Partials... (button) (Alt + O)

>> History (button)

Click here to show recently visited files of this type...

Alternatively, Ctrl + right click on button, text field or drop list

Keyboard shortcut Ctrl + F10.

The menu includes a Current Folder option to explore the folder for the most recent file.

Save As list of Partials... (button) (Alt + A)

Reset pitch of 1/1 to first partial read (check box) (Alt + E)

Amplitudes (radio button)

Use the raw amplitudes as volumes...

An increase of about 3 decibels corresponds (almost eactly) to a doubling of amplitude. So if you use amplitudes as the volumes, then the volumes will vary much more than they do if you use decibels.

Humans hear volume levels logarithmically - so assuming that the midi velocities correspond to perceived volumes, then you should use decibels to get the same volumes out as in.

However, synths vary a fair amount in how they interpret dynamic ranges.

If for some reason the midi device is using amplitudes instead of decibels to interpret the midi velocities, then you may want to use amplitudes. For instance if it has an option to select a linear midi velocity to amplitude mapping, and you are using that option then you may want to use amplitudes here as well.

Decibels (radio button)

Use decibels - corresponding to perceived volume - for the volumes...

This is the more usual situation. A doubling of amplitude corresponds almost exactly to an increase in volume by 3 decibels.

If you use decibels as the volumes, then the volumes will vary much less than they do if you use amplitudes.

Humans hear volume levels logarithmically - so assuming that the midi velocities correspond to perceived volumes, then you should use decibels to get the same volumes out as in.

So this is normally the best choice.

However, synths vary a fair amount in how they interpret dynamic ranges.

If for some reason the midi device is using amplitudes instead of decibels to interpret the midi velocities, then you may want to use amplitudes. For instance if it has an option to select a linear midi velocity to amplitude mapping, and you are using that option then you may want to use amplitudes here instead.

Max midi volume is (editable)

Preset is 80. You can set this HIGHER to DECREASE the dynamic range...

This sets how many decibels 127 should be treated as. If a note is at its maximum amplitude, then it will be treated as midi velocity 127. The volume for a quieter note is found by working out how much quieter it is than the loudest possible note, and then subtracting the difference in decibels converted to midi note values.

So - if you set this large, then it means there are many decibels between the loudest and the quietest notes - so volumes have to be very quiet before they count as less than midi velocity 1, so the midi dynamic range is less for the same range in decibels.

If you set it low then notes that are still quite loud will come in below midi velocity 1 so many notes will get cut off as too quiet to sound.

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