Help for Tune Smithy
From Tune Smithy
Play From Custom Midi In Notes Map
Play From Custom Midi In Notes Map
Choose keys for arpeggio or scale (music kbd, relaying or midi file retuning)...
Here you can set which of the keyboard keys play the arpeggio - or the scale depending on whether set to play in arpeggio or scale.
For play in arpeggio:
If you leave gaps between the mapped notes, for instance if you only say that white keys play the arpeggio, then in between keys - in that case the black keys - play any available in between notes of the scale.
If there are no notes of the scale between the arpeggio notes, the in between keys repeat the mapped keys.
When there are more scale degrees than there are in between keys to play them from, then you can use various methods to choose whether to play e.g. the lower or the higher of the available accidentals.
Play Arp. from
Set which notes from Midi In play the current arpeggio (alternatively scale)...
Any in between midi notes will play any scale pitches between the arpeggio degrees. To take an example, you can set the white notes to play the notes of the diatonic (major) mode in any larger scale, and then the black keys will play whatever sharps or flats are available between them, if any. There are various options to configure whether e.g. the sharp of the note below or the flat of the note above is played in scales where they differ.
For details, see Help | Midi In | Play in arpeggio (etc) drop list, and Help | Midi In | Playing fine shades of accidentals from the music keyboard
Quantise playing to fractal tune or metronome
When selected, notes from midi on or PC keyboard get played on next beat...
So your playing then will always be exactly in time with the metronome - but to do that you have to play every beat slightly ahead of the metronome as it can only delay the notes you play, and not anticipate them.
Suggest mapping for current scale or arp.
Suggest map to play arp. with same fingerings as for pitches in 12 equal
auto suggest map
Play arpeggio with fingerings you use for same pitches in 12 equal
Play rhythms or polyrhythms - for fractal tunes, changes tune construction
Show Lambdoma notes as you play, & play them using mouse or PC Keyboard...
You can use the arrow keys to move a sustained chord around after you have played it.
Show the Bs | Notes Played window to see your notes in a score like form as dots on staffs.
Click on the music keyboard icons - to show the notes on a music keyboard as you play. You can also play the notes by clicking on the music keyboard picture.
The menu under the Tune Smithy icon at top left of the Lambdoma Keyboard picture has a quick link to the options for this keyboard.
Make a custom size lambdoma or edit the scale directly...
Vary the Upper and Lower numbers to set the starting ratio for the Lambdoma region.
Vary the To numbers to vary the width and height.
You can use the Step parameter to make ones that play e.g. alternate ratios in the Lambdoma in each row (or column or both) - set it to 2 for alternate ratios, 3 for every three ratios and so on.
You can also edit any of the ratios individually. Just edit the number in the text area and the Lambdoma will instantly update to play the new pitch.
Note - when you vary the width, start ratio or steps then the numbers are re-generated and any editing you do is lost.
So - first set it to the desired height, width etc. Then do your editing. Save as a project for future reference or you can save all your settings for just this window using the O organise windows icon at top right which brings up the Organise Windows (F2 or Ctrl + 51)
After you vary the settings here, show the Lambdoma keyboard (the coloured square or diamond icon) - Ctrl + D or Ctrl + 136 - to see the results, and play it.
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.
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.
Midi In Dialog Star
Tip of the day - 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.