Help for Tune Smithy
From Tune Smithy
Edit Wave Shape Player Menu
Configure the Wave Shape Player Instrument...
You can either make a new instrument from scratch, or open an existing one from the Wave Player drop menu. To make a new instrument, you need to select a type of wave using the Wave Shape drop list, then vary the parameters using the controls in the rest of this window.
To see the shape of the waveform as you edit it, use the Show in Oscilloscope button.
To use your instrument, select it into the parts window using Select in Parts.
When you have finished editing, if you want to save the result as a new instrument (or replace an existing one) use the Save As button. You can then add your instrument to the Wave Player menu using Edit Wave Shape Player Menu (Ctrl + 189)
Set which instruments play in the Tune Smithy parts, and the volumes for parts etc...
You can set up any part with an instrument, volume, controllers and other parameters here. You can also set a different tuning for each part too using the Scales for Parts window.
This part then can be used in many places in Tune Smithy using the part number, and is the equivalent of a Midi Out channel in FTS. You can't use Midi channels directly as the notes for a single part often have to be relayed to many different channels for retuning purposes.
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.
For non melodic percussion instruments use Non Melodic Percussion (Ctrl + 21).
For the wave shape instruments use Wave Shape Player Instruments (Ctrl + 196).
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.
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.