Help for Tune Smithy
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Pos. in arp. (scale)
- or b here usually indicates one scale degree higher / lower...
The number of #s or bs shows the number of scale degrees in the accidental.
Example - if the arpeggio is say 5, and the accidental takes it up an extra two scale degrees to 7, then it will be shown as 5##
If you have half flats / sharps notation switched on in the Accidental symbols window (Ctrl + 61)) then + / - is used for single scale degree steps when the arpeggio steps are large enough.
This notation can be used if there are any arpeggio steps of at least 3 scale degrees. Then + is used for + 1, - for -1, # for + 2, #+ for +3 etc.
If you have twelfth tone notation switched on, this will be used for any arpeggio with a step of at least six scale degrees, and as before simply shows the number of scale degrees in the accidental. So for instance, the Maneri Sims ^ when used in this field is just used as a shorthand for +1. The > then is short for +2, and ] for +3.
As you can see, this isn't intended as an implementation of any conventional sharps / flats notation. It is intended just as an abbreviated way to show the number of scale degrees in the accidental, so that you can see that at a glance. It may sometimes coincide with conventional notation for some scales, but that is more or less accidental.
Respond to pitch bends
Ignore any pitch bends in the file you are retuning...
Normally this is unselected, so that if the file has pitch swoops and glissandi in it, the retuned notes will get pitch inflected in the same way.
However, if the midi clip has already been retuned to some twelve equal temperament, say, you may wish to ignore the original tuning in order to try it out with other tunings. If so, select this to ignore the original tunings.
If you don't do this, FTS will treat the pitch bends in the file as additional pitch bends on top of your desired tuning.
Shows all the notes currently in play - midi channels and cents values...
Really, you only need this if curious to see where they are relayed too, and what the pitch bend values are in cents - some musicians like this information to be at hand for sequencing.
Most will probably find Bs | Notes in Play more useful.
This just shows the notes currently playing at this very moment - though you can also set it to refresh only on note ons so it then shows the situation as it was last time there was any activity.
Make arp. start with @a
Select to enable selection of alternative pitches - prefixes arp. with @a
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.
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 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.
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 - based on the ones I use myself. Prob. will show something else here in future.