Help for Tune Smithy
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Reflect, or Reverse Seed
== Intro==Reflects or inverts the seed notes, times or volumes from time to time==the remainder is==Tip: You can use - for to, e.g. 3 - 6 for 3 to 6, i.e. 3 4 5 6==Pause==Pause playback, or continue play==Play==Play midi clip, chord progression, fractal tune or metronome..What this plays depends on the task selected from the Tasks menu.SHORTCUT FOR FRACTAL TUNES OR METRONOMEYou can use Shift + click to fast forward...Also Ctrl to fast forward even more. Shift multiplies the tempo by 10 and Ctrl multiplies it by 100, so the two together would play a fractal tune at for instance, 60,000 instead of 60 as the tempo. This is useful sometimes for fast forwarding through fractal tunes.==Volume==Set overall volume. Check also Bs | Play control - Volume, && Parts window...The volume is also affected by the volume for individual parts in the Parts window. Also in the case of midi instruments you can configure the volume for windows as a whole using Bs | Play Control - Volume.For the Waveform player (triangle wave etc), go to the Waveform Player Audio Properties window (Ctrl + 188)For CSound instruments, you can set the overall volume in the CSound Options window (Ctrl + 168)You can also vary the volume in Out | Options | More | Volume Remapping (Ctrl + 158) and if playing from Midi In there's another setting at In | Options | Keyboard Options | Touch (Ctrl + 91)See also Help | FAQ - trouble shooting | Why is everything so quiet==Less <<==Shows this window with either less space, less options, or alternative layout==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==Fractal Tunes Dialog Star==Tip of the day - Fractal Tunes 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 each time this help is updated - it is based on the windows I use myself most often after this one.