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 11 
 on: April 16, 2013, 09:46:10 AM 
Started by terryleroe - Last post by Robert Walker
Hi Terry,

Have you run the Pitch Capabilities Wizard in the Out drop menu?

The midi file spec has only minimal requirements on a midi synth, in particular, it doesn't have to respond to pitch bends.

So, some synths can only play notes in twelve equal and ignore pitch bends. Others respect pitch bends but treat all channels identically so that you can only have one pitch bend in play at a time.

If the synth doesn't respond to pitch bends at all there isn't much you can do about that. If it treats all channels identically though, you can deal with that often by having several different copies of it running at once each set to receive its notes on a different midi channel.

Some synths also can be retuned directly using the SCALA scl files or the .Tun tuning tables.

So anyway that's the first thing to check, to run the pitch capabilities wizard, and if that's the reason, there may be work arounds depending on the synth.

Does this answer your question yet? What happens when you run the wizard?

 12 
 on: April 15, 2013, 12:20:52 PM 
Started by terryleroe - Last post by terryleroe
Hi,
I've been trying to set up a scale that has just nine notes in it. The notes are as follows:
159hz 261hz 372hz 483hz 594hz 615 hz 726hz 836 hz 948 hz

I can enter the notes to begin the scale and save them. But the equal temperment scale above some how changes the notes when I try to play it.

Can anyone help me with a template or how to do it?
Thanks,
Terry Roe

 13 
 on: April 05, 2013, 04:46:59 PM 
Started by unholycrab - Last post by unholycrab
Awesome! I am happy to have found this software...

 14 
 on: February 18, 2013, 05:54:17 AM 
Started by unholycrab - Last post by Robert Walker
Thanks, as it happens, that's easy to do, it's much easier than adding a Midi format 1 midi save.

I have just put it into Bounce for this next upload which I'm doing today.

Bounce Metronome Wish List - Export Midi in Format 1


It will be an easy matter of maybe an hour or so of work to add it to FTS - at least once I am back to working on FTS, it's harder to do as a one off thing. I hope to spend a day or two on FTS 3 this week or early next week catching up on the more immediate "to do"s appropriate for FTS 3, and will add it then.

Tune Smithy Wish List - Export in Midi Format 1

Having the option to save as a set of MIDI files, one for each layer, would be very handy.

I use applications that will simply flatten all the layers in the MID file that Tune Smithy saves.

Right now I am saving individual MID files manually by muting the other layers.

 15 
 on: February 17, 2013, 11:33:50 PM 
Started by unholycrab - Last post by unholycrab
Having the option to save as a set of MIDI files, one for each layer, would be very handy.

I use applications that will simply flatten all the layers in the MID file that Tune Smithy saves.

Right now I am saving individual MID files manually by muting the other layers.

 16 
 on: February 16, 2013, 06:35:01 PM 
Started by unholycrab - Last post by Robert Walker
Yes you can do that. You need the "Polyrhythms" feature. I have some examples under the section "Using polyrhythms feature to play 6/8 and other rhythms".

Then go to the Tune Transformations window and to "Rhythms and Polyrhythms" (Ctrl + 89). Then for example the six eight demo has the rhythm set to 6 2 1.

N.B.: checking that now - although the rhythm it plays is 6 2 1, it's actually displayed as 7 5 3, sorry about that (see note about this bug below). What it plays though is 6 2 1. If you edit those values to read 6 2 1 the tune will sound the same.

So anyway, if you edit them to some other numbers, and repeat two of the numbers say 4 4 1 then you get an example of what you have in mind.

As you will find out, I have also used "Re-arrange seed notes" to make it more interesting. If you unselect that option you just get the two parts playing the same tune in unison, but by using that and other options you can make it more interesting.

So, you can just enter a list of numbers there, also, there's a Time Signature window you can get to from that Polyrhythms window to make particular time signatures in the same style as the 6/8 rhythm.

The Choose parts by other option is useful if you want to have a more varied kind of polyphony, with the parts sometimes playing together and sometimes not - you can find examples of that in the Choose Parts by Other drop list.

The one thing the polyrhythms feature in Tune Smithy is notably missing is the ability to skip individual beats. That's something Bounce Metronome can do so will be in Tune Smithy 4.x whenever I get a chance to update it to 4.x to match Bounce Metronome, though that won't be for some time, at least a few months, most likely, for one reason or another.

Generally the easiest way to work with Tune Smithy is to start with one of the existing examples, a bit like the way that you typically explore fractals, so those polyrhythm examples should help there, but I'll fix that bug.

Does this answer your question?

NOTE ABOUT THE BUG I JUST FOUND FOR THIS EMAIL

The example tunes there are from a very early version of Tune Smithy and don't have all the information you get in more recently saved tunes, and obviously there is some bug in the way it reads very old tunes - plays them exactly the same way, but displays the polyrhythm values incorrectly in this window. I check compatibility mainly by playing old tunes to make sure they still sound the same, and obviously that wouldn't catch this bug. I've put it on my list of things to fix with the next update of FTS 3.

I am having trouble understanding the "Choose parts by" formula.

Is it possible to create a tune where two parts are playing notes right on top of one another?
Example: layer 1 is quarter notes, layer 2 is quarter notes... Layers 1 and 2 sound at the same time, and contain the same number of notes per measure.



 17 
 on: February 16, 2013, 04:28:19 PM 
Started by unholycrab - Last post by unholycrab
I am having trouble understanding the "Choose parts by" formula.

Is it possible to create a tune where two parts are playing notes right on top of one another?
Example: layer 1 is quarter notes, layer 2 is quarter notes... Layers 1 and 2 sound at the same time, and contain the same number of notes per measure.


 18 
 on: February 09, 2013, 02:00:47 PM 
Started by Robert Walker - Last post by Robert Walker
I've just recently experimented with using the Tune Smithy fractal tunes along with 3D fractals by others, made with Mandelbulber and Mandelbulb 3D, and this is the result

Mandelbulb 3D fractal by Torsten Stier with Golden Ratio 'cello tune from Tune Smithy


It's a stunning video isn't it Smiley. Original is here: Wyss : Please Believe

I've done several more examples of the idea, Playlist of them all - See my post in this discussion on FractalForums.com

 19 
 on: October 10, 2012, 03:19:20 PM 
Started by Black6host - Last post by Robert Walker
Great, all sorted!

Robert

 20 
 on: October 10, 2012, 02:06:32 PM 
Started by Black6host - Last post by Black6host
Yes, I did, thank you!

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