Help for Tune Smithy
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MTS Sysex and .Tun Tuning Table Options
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.
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
Midi Tuning Standard Sysexes
This is an ideal way to tune a device in midi because a program like Tune Smithy can tune it directly and you don't need to keep loading the tuning yourself in the other program or changing its selection if you change the tuning.
Unfortunately only few devices so far implement the standard way to do this - but they include some of the synths from Native Instruments such as the FM7.
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.
Here you can load .tun tuning tables or configure the MTS sysexes
Shows this window with either more space, more options, or alternative layout
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
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
Emulate .TUN tuned synth
Reads scale tuning data, or constructs a suitable scale && arpeggio from table
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
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.
You can also right click on this icon as a quick way to get the floating drop menu of all the Tune Smithy windows organised by category
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.=Neighbours, and Previous - Up - Next= Help For Tool Tip - Shift + F1 (Ctrl + 141) == Ctrl + Shift + HELP == HelpDEBUG
N.B. This list of neighbours may change each time this help is updated - it is based on the windows I use myself most often after this one.