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Tune Script

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Tune Script

Tune Script

Change tempo, rhythm,volume, etc at any desired time in the tune...

Any change in the tune you can make by hand can also be scripted to happen at any desired time in the tune. E.g. double the volume at 30 seconds, change the instruments played at 90 seconds or whatver.

How to use this window

Play Script

Play the tune script

Auto Script

Switch this on && tune instructions get automatically added to script...

The instructions are added automatically whenever you change a parameter, check box etc - or just click on a control if it affects the tune.

They are added at the current editing position in the script. If necessary duplicate instructions are also added to the time 0 section of the script - this is done if the editing position is at a later time. ,

Adding copies of an instruction to the time 0 section as it was before you change it makes sure the tune plays the same way every time you play the script.

You can auto script all the tune ids in a window. To do this, use Alt + click anywhere in the window with this option switched on. Alternatively use Caps lock physically held down + click.

If this option is switched on when you open all the values for a window from Organise Windows | Reopen, then all the tune ids in the window, hidden or otherwise are auto scripted. They are also auto scripted when you do a reset of them all from the Organise windows window.

>> History

Click here to show recently visited files of this type...

Alternatively, Ctrl + right click on button, text field or drop list

Keyboard shortcut Ctrl + F10.

The menu includes a Current Folder option to explore the folder for the most recent file.


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


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


Click here to play it...

What this plays depends on the task selected from the Tasks menu.

It can play a retuned midi clip, chord progression, fractal tune or metronome


You can use Shift + click to fast forward...

Also Ctrl to fast forward even more. Shift multiplies the tempo by 10 and Ctrl multiplies it by 100, so the two together would play a fractal tune at for instance, 60,000 instead of 60 as the tempo. This is useful sometimes for fast forwarding through fractal tunes.


Pause playback, or continue play


Set master volume for FTS. Other controls also affect the volume...

Bs | Play control brings up the master volume control for Windows as a whole.

The volume is also affected by the volume for individual parts in the Parts (Ctrl + 9) window.

For the Wave shape player, go to the Wave Shape Player Audio Format (Ctrl + 188)

For CSound instruments, you can set the overall volume in the C Sound Save Opts (Ctrl + 168)

You can also vary the volume in Out | Options | More | Volume remapping, note on / off volumes etc. (Ctrl + 158) and if playing from Midi In there's another setting at In | Options | Keyboard Options | Touch. (Ctrl + 91)

See also Help | FAQ - trouble shooting | Why is everything so quiet

Tool tips help (for ids)

Use this to get extra help for many of the tools (when tool tip ends ...)...

Hover the mouse over any tool in any of the windows and a floating "tool tip" may appear.

If the tool tip ends with " ..." (three dot ellipsis) then that means there is extra help available, which will show up in this window.

Use the Welcome button for more information about this window.

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 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.

Fractal Tunes Dialog Star

Tip of the day - Fractal Tunes 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

Select a Task (Ctrl + 213)

Seeds for Layers (Ctrl + 31)

Tip of the Day (Ctrl + 125)

Seed as bar charts (Ctrl + 76)

Organise windows (Ctrl + 51)

Project Options (Ctrl + 195)

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

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