Help for Tune Smithy
From Tune Smithy
Pans notes for parts. Use to set position to left or right for each part
Do sustain in FTS - for devices without built in sustain
Let FTS handle the sustain pedal by postponing note offs...
This temporarily ignores any note offs for notes that should be sustained. When you release the pedal, all these ignored note offs then get played so releasing the sustained notes.
The way FTS does this means that you can only have one copy of any note in play at once. Usually synths will let you play the same note many times with sustain, so you can build up many copies of the same note sounding simultaneously.
If you don't want repeated sustains, the FTS sustain may be quite useful, also useful if you need sustain for a particular synth which doesn't have it implemented.
This option may also be useful for the pitch bend option to only bend notes held down in sustained chords, which is best without repeated sustained notes. For that option see the Pitch Bend Options window (Ctrl + 156).
FTS can handle sostenuto in a similar fashion by postponing note offs - for that option see More Midi In Options 2 - for rarer occasions (Ctrl + 207).
Do Sostenuto in FTS
Let FTS handle the sostenuto pedal by postponing note offs...
The sostenuto pedal sustains any notes that are actually held down at the moment the pedal is pressed. The sustain pedal will also sustain any new notes added after the pedal is pressed, but sostenuto treats those normally withoutu sustain.
FTS can handle sostenuto simply by keeping track of which notes were in play when the pedal is pressed, and postponing the note offs for those notes until the pedal is released.
The idea of sostenuto is that you can play a chord, press the pedal to sustain it via sostenuto - then continue to play with both hands, and later release the chord just by releasing the pedal - so lets you hold down a single chord for a while without the need to physically keep the keys held down all the time.
Music Keyboard regions...
Set up regions of the keyboard for each part, use music keys as shortcuts etc.
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.