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Record to RAM (temporary recording)

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Record to RAM (temporary recording)

Record to RAM (temporary recording)

Recording to temporary memory - time limited by the memory available...

This records directly to your computer's temporary volatile memory (such as RAM or whatever). You can then save the result using the Save Rec. As button in the Temp Rec. menu.

The maximum time for the recording is limited by the amount of memory. On a computer of the last few years (as of 2007) this is quite long, perhaps a quarter of an hour or more. On an older computer it can only make very short audio clips.

You can configure it from the Temp Rec Times window, and choose there how much computer memory to set aside for the recording.

If you want to make longer recordings, limited only by the file space available on your computer, use the Record to File window

Start rec.

Start the recording - short cut Page up...

This starts the temporary recording and the oscilloscope at the same time as the oscilloscope uses the temporary recording to analyse the sound to try and locate the wave.

Tip: the Page up shortcut also works from the PC keyboard music player.

To stop the recording you use Page down and again you can use that from the PC keyboard music player.

This stops the temporary recording and the oscilloscope at the same time.

This means you can pause the oscilloscope at a particular note you are currently playing in the pc keyboard player without needing to switch over to the oscilloscope to do it, to view the waveform at your leisure.

Stop rec.

Stop the recording - short cut Page down...

This stops the temporary recording and the oscilloscope at the same time.

Tip: the Page down shortcut also works from the PC keyboard player.

This means you can pause the oscilloscope at a particular note you are currently playing in the pc keyboard player without needing to switch over to the oscilloscope to do it, to view the waveform at your leisure.

Play

Play recording, Alt, Shift or both + Play to slow down and reduce freq...

The Shift + play plays a recording at half speed, so reduces the freq by an octave, and plays each note for twice as long as normal. Similarly Alt + play reduces the frequency by two octaves, at quarter speed, and the two together reduce it by three octaves, and plays it at eighth speed.

This is particularly useful for the Count Waves task - you can use the same combination of Shift and alt with the Play Seed buttong, and so use it to compare the trnascribed seed with the original at a lower pitch and slower speed. Especially useful for high pitched quickly changing sounds like bird song.

Options...

Audio format for recording, display settings, and various options and tools.

What to Rec.

Select whether to record from microphone, or midi, or "what you hear" etc...

What you see hear depends on your system and soundcard. Usually there is a fader for the microphone and one for your midi synth, or maybe "What you hear" or "Stereo mix" etc. It controls the standard levels of recording for the whole of your system and windows.

Play Vol.

Adjusts the playback volume for windows as a whole

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.

Neighbours, and Previous - Up - Next

Notes Found in Recording (Ctrl + 72)

Seed as bar charts (Ctrl + 76)

Seeds for Layers (Ctrl + 31)

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

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