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FTS Lambdoma is close to release I think, but more testing and debugging needed. Definitely worth a try if you want to give it a go, as it might do what you want already.

If you already have the Mac beta from 20th December, you can go to #Updating to update it to the latest version using the Windows installer.

Download from:

FTS Lambdoma Mac Beta - 16th June 2017 [75 MB]

Or if you have OSX 10.5 (Leopard) get it here: FTS Lambdoma Mac Beta for LEOPARD ONLY - December 20th 2014 (OLDER VERSION, to get it up to date see #Updating)

To install, see #Installation

For the Windows version: Tune Smithy 4.5 for the Lambdoma - WINDOWS VERSION.

If you have a computer with midi in (e.g. midi keyboard connected to it via usb midi) please note that it is preset to open Midi In at start of session. For the reason for this behaviour, and how to configure it, see #Open Midi In at start of session.

NOW PARTLY TESTED WITH THE HARDWARE KEYBOARD. Works fine in the tests so far. Just need to test it some more now.

For What's New - see the end of the Windows version page

Contents

About FTS Lambdoma

This version of Tune Smithy is used for Music Therapy with the Lambdoma arrangement of pitches related to the tonality diamond, which some think may go back to Pythagoras.

The colours, arrangement of pitches and so forth are based on ideas of Barbara Hero - I did it to her specifications. For details see Lambdoma Music Therapy and the Lambdoma home page. Is used by many music therapists based on her ideas, also by some composers.

Kickstarter - crowd funded, thanks!

This crowdfunded project was made possible because of support of the many backers of the Kickstarter: Bounce Metronome, Tune Smithy, Lissajous 3D, ... on the Mac!, which was successfully funded on June 7, 2014.

Thanks!

Updating

If you have already downloaded the beta from December 20th or later, you don't need to download the entire beta again.

You can just download the Windows installer. This also works when I do intermediate updates of just the Windows version.

Then to install you need to run the Wineskin inside your Mac beta. To do that:

  1. Ctrl + click on the old version of your Mac Beta package, the one you want to update
  2. Choose "Show package contents"
  3. Double click on "Wineskin" to run
  4. Click on "Choose Installer" and browse to find the installer you downloaded
  5. Step through installer just as for installing a program on Windows.
  6. On the second page of the installer - be sure to switch off the option to add a desktop shortcut (they don't work on the Mac).

And that's it done.

Installation

Just download it - it's a package all ready to use.

It's in a zip to reduce the size of download from over 200 MB to 80 MB approx, but my Mac anyway seems to unzip it automatically on download. If necessary unzip first and run.

You will probably want to copy it over to your Applications folder also for easy access.

You may need to give it permission to run - easiest way is to use CONTROL + CLICK on the package, and choose Open - then in the dialog that pops up answer "Open Anyway".

You can also give it permission to run from Apple Icon >> System Preferences >> Security & Privacy - Then click on "Open Anyway" and answer Okay to the message.

If you haven't got an unlock key yet - then just start the test drive.

If you pledged to kickstarter you should have got your unlock key by now. If not please contact me!

Why it is unsigned

I have a Mac developer's license. But the Wineskin package is designed for version 1 and signed with a version 1 certificate.

Apple, earlier this year, changed the system, and on Mavericks I can only sign it with a version 2 certificate which doesn't work with a Wineskin. So I can't sign it at present. See How do I Codesign my Wineskin?.

If anyone has any thoughts about this, anything I can do to sign it, do say!

Use Menu within Program rather than Top Menu for most things

This is because it's a Windows program originally. The windows each have menus within them - with many options. I have no way to add those options into the top menu of your Mac.

You can do a few things with the top menu. You can zoom the window, or minimize it, standard things like that. You can do a quit, also a force quit if it freezes. You get links to visit the program website, and the Wineskin website. But that's about it

If you close the main window, it quits the program

That's because it originates in Windows which doesn't have a top menu. On Windows, one of the windows is usually the "main window" and you quit a program by closing its main window.

So, the same happens on the Mac. You can close any of the other windows and nothing happens. But if you close the main window, it quits the program.

You can also quit from the top menu - has same effect as closing the main window.

Open Midi In at start of session

Note - this version is designed to be compatible for users of Barbara Hero's hardware keyboard. So it defaults to open midi in automatically (if available) when the program starts up.

This will make no difference at all if you don't have a midi in.

But if you do use your computer with midi keyboards (usually via USB midi) - you may wish to go to the In Devices window and configure it.

Main options are - you may want to unselect "Open at Start" if you don't want to use your midi keyboards with the FTS lambdoma.

If you do want to use it for midi - it is set up to use Barbara Hero's hardware diamond shaped midi keyboard by default.

You can also to configure it to work with a standard twelve tone keyboard to play from the white keys, black keys, or all the keys to play notes of the Lambdoma in various ways..

"Can't be opened" Error message

This is quite rare, but sometimes you might get an error message

The application ... can't be opened -10810

If that happens there are three things you can do.

  1. Simplest method: Reboot your Mac and the error should go away
  2. Or, make a copy of the application. The copy should start up okay.
  3. Or, if you don't want to reboot or copy the application, right click on the application and click "Show Package Contents". Then double click on the wineskin inside the wrapper, go to Advanced and click on Test Run.

I don't know why this happens, and an internet search hasn't turned up any answers except that many people have encountered this error with many different programs inside wineskins. So it is nothing specific to my programs.

What's new

This is for Mac specific changes. For the other changes, see the page for the WINDOWS VERSION - What's new.

16th June 2017

Nothing Mac specific.

FTS Lambdoma Mac Beta - 16th June 2017 [75 MB]

19th March 2017

Updated the engine and skin to deal with "The application X11 could not be opened" error message.

FTS Lambdoma Mac Beta - 19th March 2017


6th May 2015

Nothing Mac specific.

FTS Lambdoma Mac Beta - 6th May 2015 [75 MB]

12th April 2015

Mac specific: just fixes a bug in the positioning of windows for the preset positions - the "Music therapy layout" - had gaps around the windows on the Mac.

FTS Lambdoma Mac Beta - April 11th 2014 [75 MB]

11th April 2015

Current version: FTS Lambdoma Mac Beta - April 11th 2014 [75 MB]

Mac specific - has a minor update to help when you browse to open or save files from within the Mac beta, for instance to save project files on your Mac.

You can find your Mac already by browsing to /Volumes/Macintosh HD/. And other volumes are there under /Volumes.

But with this upload, drives D, E and F also map to \Volumes\Macintosh HD\Users, \Volumes\Macintosh HD and \Volumes

Saves a few clicks when navigating to find those places on your Mac and easier to find for newbies.

How to add new drive mappings yourself

If you want to add new drive mappeings yourself, it's right click on the package, choose Show Package contents, then double click on Wineskin, click the Advanced button, the Tools, then Config Utility (Winecfg) then go to the Drives tab, then you can highlight drives you want to remove, and to edit, highlight a drive and then browse to the place on your Mac you want it to map to.

Old versions

FTS Lambdoma Mac Beta - April 11th 2014 [75 MB]

FTS Lambdoma Mac Beta - December 14th 2014

FTS Lambdoma Mac Beta for LEOPARD ONLY - December 14th 2014

FTS Lambdoma Mac Beta - December 20th 2014

{http://robertinventor.com/FTSLambdomaLeopard-2014-12dec20 FTS Lambdoma Mac Beta for LEOPARD ONLY - December 20th 2014]

FTS Lambdoma Mac Beta - December 6th 2014

FTS Lambdoma Mac Beta for LEOPARD ONLY - December 6th 2014

Tune Smithy 4.5 for the Lambdoma - WINDOWS VERSION.


FTS Lambdoma Mac Beta - November 30th 2014 [74 MB]

FTS Lambdoma Mac Beta for LEOPARD - November 30th 2014

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FTS Lambdoma Mac Beta - October 17th 2014

FTS Lambdoma Mac Beta - October 2nd 2014

FTS Lambdoma Mac Beta - Sept 26th 2014

FTS Lambdoma Mac Beta - Sept 21st 2014

FTS Lambdoma Mac Beta - Sept 18th 2014

FTS Lambdoma Mac Beta - Sept 8th 2014

Other Mac Betas

See also: All the Mac Betas in one list

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