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New Seed, Scale and Arpeggio Options

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New Seed, Scale and Arpeggio Options

New Seed, Scale and Arpeggio Options

Options for the New Seed, Scale and Arpeggio windows

What to show on picture of keyboard...

What to show on music keyboard pictures - note names, intervals etc...

Choose what to show on pictures of the music keyboard when you play notes. Also various other display options such as text size, width in octaves and so on.

This is for any of the windows that have a picture of the music keyboard - the main window Music Keyboard player, multi-line player, and the Scale, Arpeggio and Seed edit windows.

If you select the Beating Partials option - note that this will show the Beats window whenever you play a chord.

These music keyboard pictures - though very similar looking to a conventional music keyboard, actually have the white keys of two sizes - the D, G and A keys are a little broader than the others. This is so that the width of the key can correspond exactly to the pitch range that it spans.

The stretchy keyboard options let you show the normal music keyboard and below it, another version which is stretched or compressed to show the notes to press on your Midi keyboard to get the desired pitches. This can be useful when you play notes from a music keyboard in FTS or use FTS for composition retuning via Midi In.

PC keyboard notes to play...

Various options that affect the pitches and so on as played from the PC keyboard.

Mouse and PC kbd play options...

Sustain pedal, modulation wheel, what to show on the keyboard, more options

With timings

Select this to use the note timings recorded when you played the seed...

When this option is selected, you can watch the note times in seconds as you play, in the Timings text box.

When unselected, all seed notes are played for a single beat (1 second at tempo of 60 per minute).

Silences between notes - with rests

Silences between notes are shown with underlines e.g. as _0.268_. It is a similar idea to the rests in music - but you will see silences shown for any gaps between notes (however small). For instance, they show up if you play staccato notes or have even the smallest gap between the notes.

If you want the rests to be recorded as part of the tune, then select "With rests".

Playback speed for play seed button

The playback speed for the Play seed button can be set from Bs >> Options for Seed, Arpeggio & Scale Play buttons (Ctrl + 28) (or Ctrl + click on the play button)

When Use Timings is selected, you can play your seed back faster using Alt + click on the play button - with the speed depending on the time you have set for the fixed duration notes (set to 1 for the same speed you recorded it), Or if you have the option selected there to play t the same speed as the fractal tune seed button, then you hear it speeded up or slowed down accordingly.

With Rests

Select this to use silences between notes recorded when you played the seed...

The silences will be recorded as seed notes with volume 0.

How these are used in the fractal tunes depend on your setting of

Volume to play for Seed for fast layers of tune when slower layers play rests

in the New Seed, Scale and Arpeggio Options (Ctrl + 75) window.

With Vols

Select this to use the note volumes recorded when you played the seed...

When this option is selected, you can watch the note volumes as you play, in the Volumes text box.

When unselected, all the notes you play are recorded for the seed at maximum volume (1).

To vary the volume as you play from PC keyboard

Go to PC Keyboard Player - To Play (Ctrl + 24).

Select Vary volumes by mouse position on key.

Then if you click near the top of the key the note is very quiet. Click near the bottom and it is loud.

When playing from PC keyboard, then the volume of the note depends on the position of the mouse in the window you are using (not it's position on a single key in the window).

Volume to play for Seed for fast layers of tune when slower layers play rests

Volume for notes when they are in the middle of a rest at slower moving layer...

This is used to multiply the volumes. For instance if set to 1/2 then the faster moving layers play at half volume when the slower moving layer is silent.

New Scale...

Easy way to make a new scale by selecting notes from other scales...

New Seed...

Play and record a new seed using the PC Keyboard, or mouse...

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.

Other Dialog Star

Tip of the day - For All 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

Parts (Ctrl + 9)

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

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