Help for Tune Smithy
From Tune Smithy
More Midi In Options 2
Do sustain in FTS by postponing note offs
Let FTS handle the sustain pedal by postponing note offs...
This temporarily ignores any note offs for notes that should be sustained. When you release the pedal, all these ignored note offs then get played so releasing the sustained notes.
The way FTS does this means that you can only have one copy of any note in play at once. Usually synths will let you play the same note many times with sustain, so you can build up many copies of the same note sounding simultaneously.
If you don't want repeated sustains, the FTS sustain may be quite useful, also useful if you need sustain for a particular synth which doesn't have it implemented.
This option may also be useful for the pitch bend option to only bend notes held down in sustained chords, which is best without repeated sustained notes. For that option see the Pitch bend Options (Ctrl + 156) window.
FTS can handle sostenuto in a similar fashion by postponing note offs - for that option see More Midi In Options 2 (Ctrl + 207).
Do Sostenuto in FTS
Let FTS handle the sostenuto pedal by postponing note offs...
The sostenuto pedal sustains any notes that are actually held down at the moment the pedal is pressed. The sustain pedal will also sustain any new notes added after the pedal is pressed, but sostenuto treats those normally withoutu sustain.
FTS can handle sostenuto simply by keeping track of which notes were in play when the pedal is pressed, and postponing the note offs for those notes until the pedal is released.
The idea of sostenuto is that you can play a chord, press the pedal to sustain it via sostenuto - then continue to play with both hands, and later release the chord just by releasing the pedal - so lets you hold down a single chord for a while without the need to physically keep the keys held down all the time.
Add the Lambdoma Com Ports Kbd to In Menu...
Add "Open Com ports for Lambdoma keyboard input" to In Menu
For those who have Barbara Hero's Lambdoma keyboard connecting via a Com port...
You use this to configure FTS to retune your Com Ports keyboard. to the Lambdoma.
If you have her MIDI lambdoma keyboard, UNSELECT In | Show Options for Com Ports keyboard which will hide this button and show another button you can use to configure FTS to work with your keyboard.
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.
Midi In Dialog Star
Tip of the day - 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.
N.B. This list of neighbours may change when these pages are updated.