Help for Tune Smithy
From Tune Smithy
More Midi File Options.
Log midi to text - uses midi file name, with ".notes_log.txt" added
All notes recorded to midi are also logged to this text file when selected
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 Tune Smithy.
Various options to configure how the midi recording is done
Info about the current tune - or add author, comments etc...
Vary beat timing and volume continously within the bar...
You use this window to set the tempo, also to vary the tempo, and volumes continuously within the seed or "bar". Also you can configure the tune note sustain - how much each note overlaps the next one.
Beat in microsecs (millionths of a sec)
Metr. mark in beats per min. usually 60 million / beat in microsecs...
Or two thirds of that for dotted rhythms.
This shows how long each notated quarter note (crotchet) is in miroseconds (millionths of a second).
So one million divided by this gives the number of quarter notes per second.
So the metronome mark is usually 60,000,000 / beat in microseconds.
If the clocks per second indicate a dotted rhythm, then the metronome mark is two thirds of this.
So the general formula is:
Metronome mark = ( 24 / clocks per metronome ) * 60,000,000 / beat in microseconds
The figures here show how the metronome mark is actually saved to the midi file - for some reason this is the required format for the midi save.
Ticks per beat
To get tick in microseconds, divide beat in microseconds by this number...
The midi tick is the resolution of the midi file. Typically this number is about 500 per second, and the ticks per beat are about 250, giving a midi file tick of 2 ms, so events are specified with a 2 ms resolution.
Ticks per sec. (can't be set directly)
Midi file resolution, = ticks per beat * 1,000,000 / beat in microseconds
Shows this window with either less space, less options, or alternative layout
Clocks per metronome
Normally 24, set to 36 for dotted rhythms like 6 / 8...
There are 24 clocks per quarter note beat (UK crotchets) in the midi spec - these clocks are events sent all the time as you play if you have Midi Sync switched on - they help to keep midi streams synchronised.
So that's a given, and can't be varied, but you can vary the number of clocks per metronome for situations where a metronome mark is needed.
32nd notes per beat
32nd notes per quarter (or UK) demisemiquavers per crotchet -normally 8..
No reason to change this that I know of.
Help = F1
Click for help for this window. Or F1. Other opts: Shift , Alt, Ctrl + click...
F1 or click shows the help for the current window in your web browser.
Some windows may have no help yet in which case the help icon is shown crossed out with a red line.
Shift + F1 or Shift + Click brings up the tool tips extra help window (this window) to show any extra help for a tool tip.
You can tell if a tool tip has extra help if it ends ... like this one.
Ctrl + F1 or Ctrl + click takes you to the list of keyboard shortcuts for Tune Smithy.
Alt + F1 or Alt + click (alternatively Caps lock physically held down + F1 or Click) takes you to the on-line page at the robertinventor.com web site about the current main window task - which gives a short introduction to it for newbies to the program. If there is no on-line page specific to a task, takes you to the main tune smithy page on the web site.
Since the help for Tune Smithy is currently a bit out of date and needs to be redone completely for the new 3.0 release, then you may find the on-line page for some of the newer tasks particularly useful.
Reset, or Save settings for this window. RIGHT CLICK for all windows menu...
Shows the Organise windows window - which you can use to reset all the parameters for the current window.
You can also use it to save the settings for just this window, or open previously saved parameters for just this window.
Also has a drop list of all the windows and their shortcuts, and related options - some to do with the menu listing, and some to do with window resizing and minimising.
N.B. This list of neighbours may change when these pages are updated.