Help for Tune Smithy
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MTS Sysex and .Tun Tuning Table Options
Here you can load .tun tuning tables or configure the MTS sysexes...
To use this window, select the tuning type you want to use from the drop list, select the devices you want to retune in the Out menu, then use the check box to switch on the option.
You can load a .TUN tuning table in FTS to tell it how your synth is tuned so that it doesn't need to send the notes on separate channels. You can then select which of the out devices are already tuned in this way. This switches off the pitch bend channel remapping for those devices, and the tuning table you loaded is used to choose which midi notes to send to the device to achieve the desired pitch. Notes not in the tuning table are ignored. You can see what is happening from Out | Notes Currently Playing (Ctrl + 47)) | More
Many hardware synths have tuning tables but unfortunately they are specific to the model of synth and it is a lot of programming effort to implement all the variations. Manuel Op de Coul has done that however in Scala so you can use SCALA to tune most hardware synths.
Midi Tuning Standard Sysexes
Send MTS tuning tables to tune currently selected Midi Out device(s)
Tune this out device with MTS sysexes - or assume tuned with .TUN tables...
You can set the way this works from the .Tun and MTS sysex options.
Midi Tuning Standard Sysexes
Accidental symbols, && choose how keys play notes in between notes of arpeggio
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.
Emulate .TUN tuned synth - Change main win Scale Arp. on Load
Reads scale tuning data, or constructs a suitable scale && arpeggio from table
Click here to show recently visited drop lists of this type...
Alternatively, Ctrl + right click button, text field or drop list
Keyboard shortcut Ctrl + F10
Options for Midi Out...
Set which parts from the Parts window to play on which out devices
You can get to this window from Out | More | set PARTS to play for each DEVICE, or from Out | Options | Help For Tool Tip - Shift + F1 (Ctrl + 141).
To use it, first highlight the Out device you want to configure. Then enter the numbers of the parts you wish that device to play using the text box for the Parts to play for device field.
You can also use this window as a quick way to set which Out devices you wish to use. Just change the highlight to change the current Out device. This has the same effect as selecting the device in the Out menu.
If you want to play on several devices at once, select the Multiple Devices, highlight all the ones you want to use, and then select On to switch them all on.
Shows this window with either less space, less options, or alternative layout
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.
Or F2 - Reset / save / open for individual windows, right click for cat. list...
Shows the Organise windows window - which you can use to reset all the parameters for the current window - or save them all, or open previously saved parameters for just this window. Also has a drop list of all the windows and their shortcuts.
Midi Out Dialog Star
Tip of the day - Midi 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.