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Square or diamond Keyboard Picture - To Show - Options

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Square or diamond Keyboard Picture - To Show - Options

Square or diamond Keyboard Picture - To Show - Options

Change layout, what to show, set moveable keyboard regions, shortcuts etc...

How to show this window - use To Show - Options in the main window for the Lambdoma task, keyboard shortcut Ctrl + 142

Choose what to show in the drop list at the top. To configure it in detail use the Configure what to Show, sustain and Mouse Ctrlrs button.

The moveable PC keyboard region is useful when you play from the PC keyboard, when you have the keyboard picture set up to show a larger region than the one spanned by your keyboard. You will be able to use the arrow keys and other shortcuts to move the playing region around within the on-screen keyboard.

The moveable Lambdoma keyboard region is useful similarly, if you have one of the Lambdoma keyboards and have the keyboard set up to show a larger region than the one spanned by your keyboard.

This window also has other options that affect the display of the on-screen keyboard.

There's also an option to make the parts depend on the row or column of the keyboard - this can be used to play a different instrument for each row, or column, of the on-screen keybooard.

Keyboard Picture...

Show Lambdoma notes as you play, & play them using mouse or PC Keyboard...

Tips:

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

Show the Bs | Notes Played window to see your notes in a score like form as dots on staffs.

Click on the music keyboard icons - to show the notes on a music keyboard as you play. You can also play the notes by clicking on the music keyboard picture.

The menu under the Tune Smithy icon at top left of the Lambdoma Keyboard picture has a quick link to the options for this keyboard.


Show:

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

Configure What to Show, sustain Mouse Ctrlrs...

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

Diamond layout

Show the keyboard in diamond form

Colour Code Opts...

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

8 / 6

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

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..

Moveable Lambdoma keyb. rgn

Lets one move the 8 by 8 playing region around within the Lambdoma...

Make sure you have Num Lock on first when you use this option, as it requires the Num pad keys.

Try this out with the 16 by 16 lambdoma for instance. If you select this option, you can use the Num pad arrow keys to move your 8 by 8 playing region wherever you like in the display area.

You can also show the ordinary 8 by 8 quadrants and move them around in the infinite Lambdoma using the arrow keys next to the keyboard. However this other way of doing it lets one show a larger region of the keyboard with the playing region highlighted within it.

You can use both methods in fact - the arrow keys will still work too. They move the entire display region rather than just the playing region within it.

For the PC keyboard see Rectangular Scale | Moveable PC kbd region.

Movable PC kbd region

Lets one move the 12 by 4 playing region around within the view on the Lambdoma...

Make sure you have Num Lock on first when you use this option, as it requires the Num pad keys.

Try this out with the 16 by 16 lambdoma for instance. If you select this option, you can use the Num pad arrow keys to move your 12 by 4 playing region wherever you like in the display area.

You can also move the entire display area around in the infinite Lambdoma using the arrow keys next to the keyboard. However this other way of doing it lets one show a larger region of the keyboard with the playing region highlighted within it.

You can use both methods in fact - the arrow keys will still work too. They move the entire display region rather than just the playing region within it.

For the Lambdoma keyboard playing region see Rectangular Scale | Moveable Lambdoma rgn.

Alt + Num Pad arrows move by:

How far to move playing region horiz. for Alt + num pad arrows

Alt + Num Pad arrows move by: - SPIN

Increase or decrease amount to move horizontally for Alt + num pad arrows

by

How far to move playing region vert. for Alt + num pad arrows

by - SPIN

Increase or decrease amount to move vertically for Alt + num pad arrows

Move in same way with CAPS lock held down

That's Caps lock physically held down (not just the light showing)

Make other size of Lambdoma...

Make a custom size lambdoma or edit the scale directly...

Vary the Upper and Lower numbers to set the starting ratio for the Lambdoma region.

Vary the To numbers to vary the width and height.

You can use the Step parameter to make ones that play e.g. alternate ratios in the Lambdoma in each row (or column or both) - set it to 2 for alternate ratios, 3 for every three ratios and so on.

You can also edit any of the ratios individually. Just edit the number in the text area and the Lambdoma will instantly update to play the new pitch.

Note - when you vary the width, start ratio or steps then the numbers are re-generated and any editing you do is lost.

So - first set it to the desired height, width etc. Then do your editing. Save as a project for future reference or you can save all your settings for just this window using the O organise windows icon at top right which brings up the Organise Windows (F2 or Ctrl + 51)

After you vary the settings here, show the Lambdoma keyboard (the coloured square or diamond icon) - Ctrl + D or Ctrl + 136 - to see the results, and play it.

More >>

Shows this window with more space or more options or alt. layout (2)

Less <<

Shows this window with either less space, less options, or alternative layout

Set up Score

Sets up a special score for the Lambdoma...

This shows the notes played according to the row of the Lambdoma rather than according to pitch height, with a separate three line "staff" for each row of the eight by eight Lambdoma.

The gaps between the staffs are shown alternately as dashed lines and ledger lines.

It also works for the sixteeen by sixteen Lambdoma, this time you have two three line staffs for each row.

Tip: you can use the >> button in the Notes played as score window to show a larger version of this window.You can resize it and maximise it too of course, like the other FTS windows, but the larger version has smaller buttons in proportion so gives more space for the score.

Notes Played as Score

Shows the notes as you play them...

Tip: You can configure it to show note names, sol fa names, ratios, etc from the Tune Display Options (Ctrl + 19) window

It's meant just to give some feedback about note positions as you play. It can't be edited or saved, and you can only show your current playing, you can't move it back and forth to see earlier notes. To do all that properly would require a new program probably.

Auto set up score for new layout

Automatically sets up the special Lambdoma score to match the layout...

When selected, the score will change as appropriate whenever you change to another quadrant or the entire 16 by 16 Lambdoma or set up a custom Lambdoma region.

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.

Organise Windows = F2

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.

Midi Out Dialog Star

Tip of the day - Midi Relaying category - right click for neighbouring windows...

Left click for a tip of the day in this category.

Right click to see a menu of neighbouring windows.

The neighbours are the ones you most often move to after this one or within a minute of this one, arranged by popularity.

So as you continue to use FTS, it will learn your habits, and the neighbouring windows listed here, should be the ones you most often visit after this one.

Neighbours, and Previous - Up - Next

Parts (Ctrl + 9)

N.B. This list of neighbours may change when these pages are updated.

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