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Wave Shape Player Instruments Menu

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Wave Shape Player Instruments Menu

Or type new name - recognises fragmentary names

Type instrument name to select it for highlighted part(s) in Parts window...

You can enter fragmentary names and it doesn't need to be the first word in the instrument name.

Example S or sine for sine wave, Square or sq for rounded square wave or even the likes of elm for Viking helmet.

Many of the names perhaps begin with S or have Sq in them, but this will always choose a unique instrument. It will pick up the one considered to be the "best match" by various criteria - or just the first found if many are equally good matches.

It favours complete words first, then letter sequences that begin words, then letter sequences anywhere in the word. Also favours the first word in the name.

Audio Settings and Volume ...

Set the audio settings, volume, device and so on for waveform player

Set Volume High

Set the volume for the waveform player high...

High volume is a level that lets you play up to five notes simultaneously at maximum volume without clipping.

Set Volume Low

Set the volume for the waveform player low...

Low volume is a level that lets you play up to twenty notes simultaneously at maximum volume without clipping.

Select for all parts

When this is selected, the instrument gets selected in all the parts.


Set which instruments play in the Tune Smithy parts, and the volumes for parts etc...

You can set up any part with an instrument, volume, controllers and other parameters here. You can also set a different tuning for each part too using the Scales for Parts window.

This part then can be used in many places in Tune Smithy using the part number, and is the equivalent of a Midi Out channel in FTS. You can't use Midi channels directly as the notes for a single part often have to be relayed to many different channels for retuning purposes.

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

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.

Other Dialog Star

Tip of the day - For All 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

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

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