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Scale Notation and Number Options


Set the notation such as cents, ratios etc used for display of all scale values...

Also has various options to configure how other numbers (volumes etc) are displayed in Tune Smithy.

Show 1/1

Select this to show the 1/1 at the start of the scale...

The SCALA convention is to leave out the 1/1. It will get played automatically and any scale is assumed to start at the 1/1. If you want a scale that starts at another pitch rather than the 1/1, for instance for the Thai seven tone modes, do it as an arpeggio and miss out degree 0.

Occasionally one may want to start the scale with repeating 1/1s. Since that is unusual, normally any repeats of the 1/1 at the start of the scale get ignored when you choose to hide the 1/1.

To make sure that they repeat with the 1/1 hidden, put an at sign (@) before the first one that repeats.


Use this for calculations - with special options useful for scales work

Ratios Options...

Options for display of ratios - factorise, lattice notation, etc.

Volumes as

How to show volumes - choose which range is most useful...

The 0 to 127 is useful if you want to compare it with midi data as midi velocities use this range.

Less <<

Shows this window with either less space, less options, or alternative layout

Scale as steps

Shows the scale intervals as steps from each note to the next...

When unselected, shows the intervals from the 1/1

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 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Since the help for Tune Smithy is currently a bit out of date and needs to be redone completely for the new 3.0 release, then you may find the on-line page for some of the newer tasks particularly useful.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.

Scales Dialog Star

Tip of the day - Scales 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)

New Scale (Ctrl + 5)

Organise windows (Ctrl + 51)

Oscilloscope Options (Ctrl + 66)

Tuner Options (Ctrl + 65)

Frequency Spectrum (Ctrl + 64)

N.B. This list of neighbours may change when these pages are updated.

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