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Pen and Touch Volume Sensitiivty... (drop list) - Choose how notes are shown on PC Keyboard and square / diamond keyboard pics...Keep ratios in the format entered, so e.g.. 8/8 is different from 1/1 (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Show reduced to range 1/1 to (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Show reduced to range 1/1 to (editable) - (no tooltip help yet)Scale Notation and Number Options (Ctrl + 18) - Set the notation such as cents, ratios etc used for display of all scale values...Show intervals from tonic (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Show intervals from tonic (editable) - (no tooltip help yet)Show intervals from tonic (drop list) - (no tooltip help yet)Show intervals from tonic (drop list) - (no tooltip help yet)Auto select for current arpeggio (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Auto adjust reduction range when arp. or scale changes (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Untransposed note names: A = 440 Hz (radio button) - (no tooltip help yet)Note names transposed so 1/1 = "C" or doh (radio button) - (no tooltip help yet)Note names transposed so 1/1 = "C" or doh (drop list) - (no tooltip help yet)Note Letters (editable) - Enter the letters for the note names, e.g. C D E F G A B for the usual Western note names, or C D E F G A H for German note names or S R G M P D N for Indian note names...Show re.g *5* for 5/4 (check box) - Shows harmonics reduced to first octave e.g. 1/1, 2/1, 3/2, 5/4, 7/4, 9/8 as *1*, *2*, *3*, *5*, *7*, *9*.. . And their inversions 1/2, 2/3, 4/5, 4/7, 9/8 as _2_, _3_, _5_, _7_, _9_.. , ,,,When pressed only (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)*Sagittal = in progress, prob. not for this release (drop list) - Choose from various ways to show note names on the PC Keyboard player, and in the droplists of root notes etc...8 / 6 (radio button) - For ratios on square / diamond keyboard only, for Lambdoma regions only...8 : 6 (radio button) - This version is always used for the separate PC keyboard player window...Sustain "pedal" (drop list) - Use the space bar, caps lock etc. on your PC Keyboard as a sustain pedal...Sostenuto (drop list) - Use your PC Keyboard with Sostenuto - to hold down extra notes e.g. a "Sostenuto drone"...Switches off (radio button) - (no tooltip help yet)Plays again (radio button) - (no tooltip help yet)Use mouse scroll wheel for controller (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Use mouse scroll wheel for controller (drop list) - (no tooltip help yet)PC Keyboard Player (Ctrl + 112) - Play with PC Keyboard - percussion, or melodic instruments, with sustain, and sostenuto and various layouts including Janko style keyboard...PC Keyboard (Rectangular) (Ctrl + 136) - Play notes from on screen diamond or rectangular keyboard - Press PC key or click to play, F12 for all sound off...Tool tip help - F1Organise Windows - F2PC Keyboard Dialog Star - Tip of the day - PC Keyboard category - right click for neighbouring windows...More » (button) - Shows this window with either more space, more options, or alternative layoutPC Keyboard "sustain pedal" lets you play a MIDI IN note a second time to switch OFF (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Touch pressure for controller (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Pen pressure for controller (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Get Touch and Multi-touch Volumes from Contact Area - for Tablets etc (Ctrl + 273) - (no tooltip help yet)Less « (button) - Shows this window with either less space, less options, or alternative layout
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Show: (drop list) - Choose how notes are shown on PC Keyboard and square / diamond keyboard pics...Keep ratios in the format entered, so e.g.. 8/8 is different from 1/1 (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Scale Notation and Number Options (Ctrl + 18) - Set the notation such as cents, ratios etc used for display of all scale values...Show intervals from tonic (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Show reduced to range 1/1 to (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Show reduced to range 1/1 to (editable) - (no tooltip help yet)Show reduced to range 1/1 to (drop list) - (no tooltip help yet)Show reduced to range 1/1 to (drop list) - (no tooltip help yet)Auto select for current arpeggio (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Auto adjust reduction range when arp. or scale changes (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Untransposed note names: A = 440 Hz (radio button) - (no tooltip help yet)Note names transposed 1/1 = "C" or doh (radio button) - (no tooltip help yet)Note names transposed 1/1 = "C" or doh (drop list) - (no tooltip help yet)Colour by prime presence (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Accidentals symbols and special opts (Ctrl + 61) - Accidental symbols, and choose how keys play notes in between notes of arpeggio*Sagittal = in progress, prob. not for this release (drop list) - Choose from various ways to show note names on the PC Keyboard player, and in the droplists of root notes etc...8 / 6 (radio button) - For ratios on square / diamond keyboard only, for Lambdoma regions only...8 : 6 (radio button) - This version is always used for the separate PC keyboard player window...Et steps per oct. (n-et) (drop list) - (no tooltip help yet)Notation Preset Scale... (button) - (no tooltip help yet)Auto set to preset (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Opts... (button) - (no tooltip help yet)Accidentals... (button) - (no tooltip help yet)Sustain "pedal" (drop list) - Use the space bar, caps lock etc. on your PC Keyboard as a sustain pedal...Sostenuto (drop list) - Use your PC Keyboard with Sostenuto - to hold down extra notes e.g. a "Sostenuto drone"...Switches off (radio button) - (no tooltip help yet)Plays again (radio button) - (no tooltip help yet)Use mouse scroll wheel for controller (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Use mouse scroll wheel for controller (drop list) - (no tooltip help yet)Controller number (editable) - (no tooltip help yet)Controller number (spin) - (no tooltip help yet)Controller... (button) - (no tooltip help yet)Scroll step (editable) - Sets how quickly the controller changes when you vary the mouse scroll wheel, also resolution...Scroll step (spin) - (no tooltip help yet)Moving mouse over Piano style Keyboard or dots brings it to front (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Switch off mouse note when mouse moves out of pic. (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)PC Keyboard Player - To Play (Ctrl + 24) - Configure instruments, parts, pitches and volumes for the PC Keyboard player. Includes Janko layout for melodic instruments in the More version of this window...What to show on pictures of Piano Style Keyboards (Ctrl + 111) - What to show on music keyboard pictures - note names, intervals etc...Colour Code Options (Ctrl + 139) - Options for the colour coding of notes played and the keyboard note coloursPC Keyboard Player (Ctrl + 112) - Play with PC Keyboard - percussion, or melodic instruments, with sustain, and sostenuto and various layouts including Janko style keyboard...PC Keyboard (Rectangular) (Ctrl + 136) - Play notes from on screen diamond or rectangular keyboard - Press PC key or click to play, F12 for all sound off...Tool tip help - F1Organise Windows - F2PC Keyboard Dialog Star - Tip of the day - PC Keyboard category - right click for neighbouring windows...Organise Windows = F2 (editable) - (no tooltip help yet)Less « (button) - Shows this window with either less space, less options, or alternative layoutPC Keyboard "sustain pedal" lets you play a MIDI IN note a second time to switch OFF (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)PC Keyboard "sustain pedal" lets you play a MIDI IN note a second time to switch OFF (editable) - (no tooltip help yet)Highlight all percussion in play (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Highlight just one percussion instrument in play (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Okay to highlight silenced percussion (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Okay to highlight silenced percussion (editable) - Enter the letters for the note names, e.g. C D E F G A B for the usual Western note names, or C D E F G A H for German note names or S R G M P D N for Indian note names...Use synaptic touch pad pressure for controller (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Touch pressure for controller (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Pen pressure for controller (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Show sostenuto notes with o (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Remap touch to play the full range 0 to 127 from (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Remap touch to play the full range 0 to 127 from (editable) - (no tooltip help yet)to (editable) - (no tooltip help yet)Remap pen to play the full range 0 to 127 from (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)Remap pen to play the full range 0 to 127 from (editable) - (no tooltip help yet)to (editable) - (no tooltip help yet)Get Touch and Multi-touch Volumes from Contact Area - for Tablets etc (Ctrl + 273) - (no tooltip help yet)Show re.g *5* for 5/4 (check box) - Shows harmonics reduced to first octave e.g. 1/1, 2/1, 3/2, 5/4, 7/4, 9/8 as *1*, *2*, *3*, *5*, *7*, *9*.. . And their inversions 1/2, 2/3, 4/5, 4/7, 9/8 as _2_, _3_, _5_, _7_, _9_.. , ,,,When pressed only (check box) - (no tooltip help yet)
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This is what you get in the More version of this window (you use the More button to show it).

PC Keyboard Player - To Show, sustain, sostenuto, and controller

Sustain pedal, modulation wheel, what to show on the keyboard, more options

HOW TO GET HERE

Use the To Play button in the PC Keyboard Player window. Or the Configure Show sustain or controller button in the Lambdoma and PC keyboard player tasks.

You can also get here from Bs2 | PC Keyboard Player - To Show

Shortcut Ctrl + 123 or Ctrl + K1.

HOW TO USE THIS WINDOW

Choose how you want to show the notes on for the PC Keyboard player from the drop list. Other check boxes and controls will appear which you can use to configure your selection in detail.

The other options in this window configure various aspects of how the PC keyboard player especially works for sustain and sostenuto. If you want to configure the notes played use the PC Keyboard Player - To Play window.

MOTIVATION

The PC keyboard tends to be remarkably good as a (non touch sensitive) musical instrument considering that it wasn't designed as such, but often has limitations in the chords it can play.

However you can overcome some of those by using a sustain pedal which will let you play any chord you like by playing the notes one at a time and sustaining them.

PC KEYBOARD SUSTAIN

If you don't have a sustain pedal connected, or are on the move, never mind, you can use the space bar or other keyboard keys as sustain pedals or sostenuto pedals.

It can be useful to add or subtract individual notes from a sustained chord, and you can do that if you select the option to switch a sustained note off if you play it a second time.

SCROLL MOUSE CONTROLLER

If you have a scroll mouse, you can use it to adjust any controller. For instance Vibrato (also called modulation) or tremolo (wah wah type effects). Whether this does anything depends on whether your currently selected out device selects that controller - most midi out devices only support a few controllers. Though vibrato and tremolo are amongst the most commonly supported ones, along with stereo pan.

OTHER OPTIONS IN THIS WINDOW

The option to bring a mouse or PC keyboard window to the front when you move the mouse over it can be useful occasionally with a crowded screen with many windows. The option to switch of the mouse note when you move it out of the picture is usually best selected - helps prevent stuck notes when you change from one window to another.

Show: (drop list)

Choose how notes are shown on PC Keyboard and square / diamond keyboard pics...

Scale Notation and Number Options (Ctrl + 18)

Set the notation such as cents, ratios etc used for display of all scale values...

Also has various options to configure how other numbers (volumes etc) are displayed in Bounce metronome.

Untransposed note names: A = 440 Hz (radio button) (Alt + U)

Note names transposed 1/1 = "C" or doh (radio button) (Alt + M)

Note names transposed 1/1 = "C" or doh (drop list) (Alt + M)

Accidentals symbols and special opts (Ctrl + 61)

Accidental symbols, and choose how keys play notes in between notes of arpeggio

*Sagittal = in progress, prob. not for this release (drop list)

Choose from various ways to show note names on the PC Keyboard player, and in the droplists of root notes etc...

A few notes on each of these systems.

19 EQUAL

19 equal - you get this if you write down the note names

C C# Db D D#

Eb E E#=Fb

F F# Gb G G# Ab A A#

Bb B B#=Cb
C

and them spread them equally through the octave. And it all just happens to work out as a decent circle of fifths using the best approximation for a fifth in 19 equal.

So - has a single circle of 19 fifths joining all those notes together to make the notation system with 19 different "keys" instead of the twelve keys of 12 et.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/19_equal_temperament

31 EQUAL

This is the a good system for meantone type temperaments. 31 equal gives an excellent approximation to quarter comma meantone, so there is a close connection between the two.

If you notate these using the circle of fifths, and double sharps and double flats, it can get quite confusing. Because it is a meantone type tuning which means that flats and sharps go as

C Dbb C# Db C## D

instead of the schismic type tuning sequence of

C C# C## Dbb Db D

http://www.huygens-fokker.org/docs/rap31.html

That's because as it turns out, if you label the notes using the circle of fifths as

Fbb CBB Gbb Dbb Abb Ebb Bbb Fb Cb Gb Db Ab Eb

F C G D A E B F# C# G# D# A# E# B# F## C## G## D## A## E## B##

and use the best 31 equal approximation for a fifth all the way through, you end up with the notes ordered as

C Dbb C# Db C## D,,,

The fundamental reason for that is because the best fifth of 31 equal is quite a bit flatter than the fifth of twelve equal.

So, it has a single circle of 31 fifths joining all the notes together - and so - 31 distinct "keys"

But luckily there is a simpler way to think about it, which is also suggested on that page and that's what is used here so it is notated as

C C+ C# Db D- D

So if you are a microtonalist techy type, think of D- as enharmonic for C## and C+ as enharmonic for Dbb etc.

Otherwise just think of C+ as C half sharp and D- as D half flat.

72 EQUAL NOTATION

This system is basically just 12 equal, has a single circle of 12 fifths. But then you have the same circle of fifths shifted up by a sixth tone, then a third tone, and also shifted down by a sixth tone, and a third tone, as well as shifted by a quarter tone.

You can choose what notation system to use for it in Accidentals symbols and special opts (Ctrl + 61) . Default is Maneri Sims.

8 / 6 (radio button)

For ratios on square / diamond keyboard only, for Lambdoma regions only...

This option is only used on the square / diamond keyboard window.

The separate PC keyboard player window (keyboard icon) always shows row : col.

Though it still plays a region of the Lambdoma, its rows and columns don't normally match with the same numbered lambdoma rows and columns. So the : notation is always used for the PC Keyboard player..

8 : 6 (radio button)

This version is always used for the separate PC keyboard player window...

The separate PC keyboard player window (keyboard icon) always shows row : col.

Though it still plays a region of the Lambdoma, its rows and columns don't normally match with the same numbered lambdoma rows and columns. So the : notation is always used for the PC Keyboard player..

Sustain "pedal" (drop list)

Use the space bar, caps lock etc. on your PC Keyboard as a sustain pedal...

This gives you a way to sustain notes when you don't have a conventional midi sustain foot pedal. Also gives you a way to keep notes sustained even when you go away from the keyboard since e.g. Caps Lock stays on indefinitely until you switch it off, no need to keep the key pressed down.

MIDI FOOT PEDAL SUSTAIN

The sustain pedal (also known as damper pedal) allows all of the notes on the piano to resonate after the keys have been lifted, for as long as the pedal is depressed.

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piano_pedals#Sustaining.2C_or_damper_pedal and see also http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A625637

Usually operated by the feet. You can get a midi sustain pedal which you plug into your keyboard and then can use with Bounce Metronome.

USING THE PC KEYBOARD SPACE BAR, CAPS LOCK ETC. AS A SUSTAIN PEDAL

The space bar sustain works like a normal sustain pedal - you need to keep it pressed down to sustain the notes.

The Caps lock, Num Lock, and Scroll lock keys all operate lights on your keyboard. When the light is on then the notes are sustained.

So with those ones, you press the key once to switch the sustain on and press it again to switch it off again.

This is useful because it means you don't have to keep the key held down physically. You can even go away and leave your computer and keyboard - and the notes will continue to sound.

TROUBLE SHOOTING - NOTHING HAPPENS WHEN I PRESS THE KEY

For this to work, Bounce Metronome must have the keyboard focus. If nothing happens when you press the key, click on the title bar of any of the Bounce Metronome windows to set the keyboard focus back to Bounce Metronome.

Then try again.

THE OPTIONS IN THE DROP LIST

  • Sustain pedal only - Disables the PC keyboard sustain - you have to use a midi sustain foot pedal to sustain notes
  • Caps lock sustain - notes are sustained whenever the CAPS LOCK key is ON
  • Num lock sustain - sustained when the NUM LOCK key is ON,
  • Scroll lock sustain - sustained when the SCROLL LOCK key is ON
  • Space bar sustain - sustained when the space bar is held down.

If you have a midi sustain foot pedal, it works with all the other options as well. So if e.g. you choose Caps lock sustain, you can use either CAPS LOCK or your midi sustain pedal to sustain the notes - both will work

Sostenuto (drop list)

Use your PC Keyboard with Sostenuto - to hold down extra notes e.g. a "Sostenuto drone"...

The sostenuto pedal is similar to a sustain pedal, but it only sustains notes that are held down at the moment when you press the pedal.

This lets you sustain some notes, and play all the other notes normally.

To use it, first play the chord you want to sustain, then press the key or pedal for sostenuto to sustain all those notes. With the pedal held down, you can now continue to play normally, and just the selected notes will continue to sustain.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piano_pedals#Sostenuto_pedal and http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A625637

USE OF SOSTENUTO FOR A SITAR TYPE DRONE EFFECT

One nice use of sostenuto is for an effect like the Sitar drone in Indian music.

Hold down all the notes for the drone, and press the sostenuto pedal or switch on the sostenuto via PC keyboard.

Then play away and every so often hit one of the sostenuto notes. The sostenuto notes will sustain like a drone - while the other notes will switch off immediately when you release the keys as normal.

TROUBLE SHOOTING - NOTHING HAPPENS WHEN I PRESS THE KEY

For this to work, Bounce Metronome must have the keyboard focus. If nothing happens when you press the key, click on the title bar of any of the Bounce Metronome windows to set the keyboard focus back to Bounce Metronome.

Then try again.

THE OPTIONS IN THE DROP LIST

  • sostenuto pedal only - Disables the PC keyboard sostenuto - you have to use a midi sostenuto foot pedal
  • Caps lock sostenuto - sostenuto is on when the CAPS LOCK key is ON
  • Num lock sostenuto - sostenuto is on when the NUM LOCK key is ON,
  • Scroll lock sustain - sostenuto is on when the SCROLL LOCK key is ON
  • Space bar sustain - sostenuto is on when the space bar is held down.

If you have a midi sostenuto foot pedal, it works with all the other options as well. So if e.g. you choose Caps lock sostenuto, you can use either CAPS LOCK or your midi sostenuto pedal - both will work

Scroll step (editable)

Sets how quickly the controller changes when you vary the mouse scroll wheel, also resolution...

2 here is the default, a reasonable compromise. For finest resolution use 1. Or set it higher to change the controller more quickly.

Whatever it is set to, you can then hold down CTRL, SHIFT keys or both as you move the scroll wheel, to change the controller more quickly

CTRL + scroll the wheel = double speed, SHIFT = four times, CTRL + SHIFT = eight times

PC Keyboard Player - To Play (Ctrl + 24)

Configure instruments, parts, pitches and volumes for the PC Keyboard player. Includes Janko layout for melodic instruments in the More version of this window...

The Janko keyboard is an alternative to the normal music keyboard with a hexagonal layout. What makes it especially interesting is that you can use the same fingering to play the same chords in all the keys.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jank%C3%B3_keyboard

What to show on pictures of Piano Style Keyboards (Ctrl + 111)

What to show on music keyboard pictures - note names, intervals etc...

Choose what to show on pictures of the music keyboard when you play notes. Also various other display options such as text size, width in octaves and so on.

This is for any of the windows that have a picture of the music keyboard - the main window Music Keyboard player, multi-line player, and the Scale, Arpeggio and Seed edit windows.

If you select the Beating Partials option - note that this will show the Beats window whenever you play a chord.

These music keyboard pictures - though very similar looking to a conventional music keyboard, actually have the white keys of two sizes - the D, G and A keys are a little broader than the others. This is so that the width of the key can correspond exactly to the pitch range that it spans.

The stretchy keyboard options let you show the normal music keyboard and below it, another version which is stretched or compressed to show the notes to press on your Midi keyboard to get the desired pitches. This can be useful when you play notes from a music keyboard in Bounce Metronome or use Bounce Metronome for composition retuning via Midi In.

Colour Code Options (Ctrl + 139)

Options for the colour coding of notes played and the keyboard note colours

PC Keyboard Player (Ctrl + 112)

Play with PC Keyboard - percussion, or melodic instruments, with sustain, and sostenuto and various layouts including Janko style keyboard...

You can choose what to play using On Screen Keyboards - Volume Sensitivity etc (Ctrl + 24) - with options for instance to play a different part for each row of the pc keyboard. The option to play melodic instruments using a Janko hexagonal keyboard type layout is in the More (several times) version of On Screen Keyboards - Volume Sensitivity etc (Ctrl + 24).

You can set what to show, and also set which keys are used as the sustain or sostenuto pedals in On screen keyboards - To Show, sustain, sostenuto, and controller (Ctrl + 123)

PC Keyboard (Rectangular) (Ctrl + 136)

Play notes from on screen diamond or rectangular keyboard - Press PC key or click to play, F12 for all sound off...

Tips:

You can use the arrow keys to move a sustained chord around after you have played it.

use Tune (Ctrl + 4) to see your notes in a score like form as dots on staffs.

You can click on the keyboard icon at the left of the title bar to see the "system menu" which has quick links to options for this keyboard.

Okay to highlight silenced percussion (editable)

Enter the letters for the note names, e.g. C D E F G A B for the usual Western note names, or C D E F G A H for German note names or S R G M P D N for Indian note names...

You can use any symbols you like for the note letters including unicode symbols and punctuation.

Be sure to do without any punctuation or they will be used as note symbols e.g. do it as

S R G M P D N

not as

S, R, G, M, P, D, N

Get Touch and Multi-touch Volumes from Contact Area - for Tablets etc (Ctrl + 273)

Show re.g *5* for 5/4 (check box)

Shows harmonics reduced to first octave e.g. 1/1, 2/1, 3/2, 5/4, 7/4, 9/8 as *1*, *2*, *3*, *5*, *7*, *9*.. .

And their inversions 1/2, 2/3, 4/5, 4/7, 9/8 as _2_, _3_, _5_, _7_, _9_.. , ,,,

This is for harmonics reduced to the octave, so for instance will show 7/4 as *7* but not 7/8 or 7/2.

Also for their inversions, shows 4/7 as _7_ but not 2/7 or 8/7.

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