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Change Instruments menu or instrument descriptions

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Change Instruments menu or instrument descriptions

Change Instruments menu or instrument descriptions

Customise Instr menu to match Out device - add banks, change descr etc...

You will find presets for GS and XG synths in the drop list (Roland Sound Canvas and Yamaha XG)

You can also make your own customised instrument menus following the same pattern, to match your synth.

How to get here

Instr. | Change Instr. Menu or Instr. Descr... or Use Ctrl + 157

How to use this window

With some synths you may just want to show the instrument numbers - for that choose Numbers only in the first section.

If you have an XG or GS synth, select Use Custom Menu from drop list - and then select Roland Sound Canvas for a GS synth and Yamah XG for an XG synth. You can make new custom menus in the same way - edit some of the examples to see how it is done.

If you are using instruments from a DX7, e.g. for the FM7 you may want to use the option to open a DX7 sysex to convert into an instrument names list.

Instr...

Melodic Instruments - Keyboard users - Alt a second time to get to menu...

Select an instrument from the menu or enter its name into the text box. Your selection is used for the currently highlighted part in the Parts (Ctrl + 9)) window.

To select the instrument into all the parts in the Parts window, use the Select for all parts check box .

How show this window

Instruments in the Instr. menu in the main window, or Instr. in the Parts window menu.

Shortcut keys: Ctrl + 8 or Ctrl + N

Special note for blind and partially sighted keyboard users

The Instruments menu actually appears in a new separate window which the user can move around and place where they like on the screen. So it is like a floating menu - but permanently available until user closes it.

So, to get to it you need to use the Alt key a second time. This also means you can get to this window using Ctrl + tab once it is shown, and you can close it like any other window.

See also

For non melodic percussion instruments use Non Melodic Percussion (Ctrl + 21).

For the wave shape instruments use Wave Shape Player Instruments (Ctrl + 196).

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.

Non Melodic Perc...

Non melodic percussion - Keyboard users - Alt again, left && right arrows...

Select an instrument from the menu or enter its name into the text box. Your selection is used for the currently highlighted part in the Parts (Ctrl + 9)) window.

To select the instrument into all the parts in the Parts window, use the Select for all parts check box .

How show this window

Non Melodic Percussion in the main window Instr. menu, or Non M. Perc. in the Parts window menu.

Shortcut keys: Ctrl + 21

Special note for blind and partially sighted keyboard users

The non melodic percussion menu actually appears in a new separate window which the user can move around and place where they like on the screen. So it is like a floating menu - but permanently available until user closes it.

So, to get to it you need to use the Alt key a second time. This also means you can get to this window using Ctrl + tab once it is shown, and you can close it like any other window.

All the entries are set out horizontally in a word wrapped row, to give more space for them, so you need to use the left and right arrow keys to navigate instead of the up and down arrows.

See also

For melodic instruments use Instruments (Ctrl + 8).

For the wave shape instruments use Wave Shape Player Instruments (Ctrl + 196).

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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