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= New Seed =
==Screen Shot==
==Screen Shot==
[[Image:Window_3.png|New Seed]]
[[Image:Window_3.png|New Seed]]
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= New Seed =
 
==Part for PC keyboard==
==Part for PC keyboard==
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==[[Window 112 | PC Keyboard Player]]==
==[[Window 112 | PC Keyboard Player]]==
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Play in this tuning from PC keyboard...
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Play in this tuning from PC keyboard
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==Edit==
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Edit using mouse or pc keyboard
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==Play==
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Play using mouse or pc keyboard, can edit in dots area using mouse...
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You can also play the scale or arpeggio in this window from Midi In by selecting Play New Seed / Apreggio / Scale  Midi In Options [[Window 25 | (Ctrl + 25)]])
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==Play kbd only==
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Play this scale or arpeggio from mouse && Pc kbd, not midi in...
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Notes from midi in play the main window scale or arpeggio with this option.
==Width==
==Width==
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==[[Window 51 | Organise Windows = F2]]==
==[[Window 51 | Organise Windows = F2]]==
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Or F2 - Reset / save / open for individual windows, right click for cat. list...
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Reset, or Save settings for this window. RIGHT CLICK for all windows menu...
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Shows the Organise windows window - which you can use to reset all the parameters for the current window.
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You can also use it to save the settings for just this window, or open previously saved parameters for just this window.  
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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.
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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.
==Fractal Tunes Dialog Star==
==Fractal Tunes Dialog Star==
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[[Window 141 |  Help For Tool Tip - Shift + F1 (Ctrl + 141) ]]
[[Window 141 |  Help For Tool Tip - Shift + F1 (Ctrl + 141) ]]
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[[Window 33 |  Tune options, drone, && Undo / Backups (Ctrl +  33) ]]
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[[Window 33 |  Seed & Tune Transformations & Tune Options (Ctrl +  33) ]]
[[Window 28 |  Options for Seed, Arpeggio & Scale Play buttons (Ctrl +  28) ]]
[[Window 28 |  Options for Seed, Arpeggio & Scale Play buttons (Ctrl +  28) ]]

Latest revision as of 14:18, 2 November 2008

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Contents

New Seed

Screen Shot

New Seed

Part for PC keyboard

If this shows Highl. Part it plays whichever part is highlighted in Parts window...

Or the first part highlighted if it is a multiple selection.

To set this to the highlighted part, enter 0 for the part number or adjust the number downwards below 1 using the up / down control

Deg. 0:

Show the 1/1 on the left, right, in the middle, or auto...

The auto option chooses between left, right, or middle depending on whether the scale to select from has only intervals above the 1/1 (usual situation), only intervals below it (e.g. subharmonic series) or both types of intervals.

Most scales will only have intervals above the 1/1, so usually Left is what you want. Sometimes when one is working with the fractal tunes one may want to make a scale which has intervals below the 1/1, or both types of interval.

The Auto option detects intervals below the 1/1 automatically and positions the 1/1 so that you can see the scale intervals.

You can also set this by hand - for instance choose BOTH to add notes below the 1/1 to a seed, scale or arpeggio with notes only above the 1/1.

Notes for keys...

Various options that affect the pitches and so on as played from the PC keyboard.

PC Keyboard Player

Play in this tuning from PC keyboard

Edit

Edit using mouse or pc keyboard

Play

Play using mouse or pc keyboard, can edit in dots area using mouse...

You can also play the scale or arpeggio in this window from Midi In by selecting Play New Seed / Apreggio / Scale Midi In Options (Ctrl + 25))

Play kbd only

Play this scale or arpeggio from mouse && Pc kbd, not midi in...

Notes from midi in play the main window scale or arpeggio with this option.

Width

Width to show in octaves

Width - SPIN

Increase or decrease width to show in octaves

Seed dots

Click with mouse, or press keys on PC keyboard to add or remove notes..

For the New Seed windows

click on a dot to play the seed note, or use the keys 1, 2, 3, ... on the top row of keyboard. Continue with the other rows if you need to go higher. If you select With timings, then the timing of your keyboard or mouse playing is used for the seed. Otherwise the timing is ignored

For the New Scale or Arpeggio windowss

When you use the mouse, click on a dot to add that note, click on the triangle to remove the note.

When you use the PC Keyboard, use the keys 2 3 etc to add or remove notes.

Normally the key 1 is assigned to the 1/1. Then the 1 on your PC keyboard has no effect when you select Edit, but plays the 1/1 when you select Play. The 2 on the keyboard then adds or removes the first scale value and so on.

If your keyboard has a key to the left of the 1, and you prefer the 1 to add or remove the first scale value, you can set it up like this. Go to Mouse & PC Keyboard Player - To Play (Ctrl + 24)) | More. You will find an option to use the key to the left of 1 on the keyboard as the first note.

E

Echo the dots picture in a larger window

Seed keyboard picture

Music Keyboard picture - use to play notes or select them...

Keyboard Layout

This shows the notes on a picture of a music keyboard. It uses a standard black and white keys type arrangement, except that the white keys vary in width, with the D, G and A keys a bit wider than the others.

This makes it possible to display the notes as dots positioned exactly according to the pitch - those three white keys are wider because the interval from e.g. C# to D# is more than the interval from D# to the mid point of E and F.

The idea is that when you play chords, the interval between notes will be shown as the same distance, wherever you may play it on the keyboard. For instance, if you play a 6/5 anywhere on the keyboard, the distance between the dots will be the same.

How to make the seed, arpeggio or scale

Same approach as for the dots window.

For the New Seed windows

click on a dot to play the seed note, or use the keys 1, 2, 3, ... on the top row of keyboard. Continue with the other rows if you need to go higher. If you select With timings, then the timing of your keyboard or mouse playing is used for the seed. Otherwise the timing is ignored

For the New Scale or Arpeggio windows

When you use the mouse, click on a dot to add that note, click on the triangle to remove the note.

When you use the PC Keyboard, use the keys 2 3 etc to add or remove notes.

Normally the key 1 is assigned to the 1/1. Then the 1 on your PC keyboard has no effect when you select Edit, but plays the 1/1 when you select Play. The 2 on the keyboard then adds or removes the first scale value and so on.

If your keyboard has a key to the left of the 1, and you prefer the 1 to add or remove the first scale value, you can set it up like this. Go to Mouse & PC Keyboard Player - To Play (Ctrl + 24)) | More. You will find an option to use the key to the left of 1 on the keyboard as the first note.

E

Echo the keyboard picture in a larger window

Apply

Place the result back in the main window

Clear

Erase your new scale

Opts...

Options for the New Seed, Scale and Arpeggio windows

With timings

Select this to use the note timings recorded when you played the seed...

When this option is selected, you can watch the note times in seconds as you play, in the Timings text box.

When unselected, all seed notes are played for a single beat (1 second at tempo of 60 per minute).

Silences between notes - with rests

Silences between notes are shown with underlines e.g. as _0.268_. It is a similar idea to the rests in music - but you will see silences shown for any gaps between notes (however small). For instance, they show up if you play staccato notes or have even the smallest gap between the notes.

If you want the rests to be recorded as part of the tune, then select "With rests".

Playback speed for play seed button

The playback speed for the Play seed button can be set from Bs >> Options for Seed, Arpeggio & Scale Play buttons (Ctrl + 28) (or Ctrl + click on the play button)

When Use Timings is selected, you can play your seed back faster using Alt + click on the play button - with the speed depending on the time you have set for the fixed duration notes (set to 1 for the same speed you recorded it), Or if you have the option selected there to play t the same speed as the fractal tune seed button, then you hear it speeded up or slowed down accordingly.

Rests

Select this to use silences between notes recorded when you played the seed...

The silences will be recorded as seed notes with volume 0.

How these are used in the fractal tunes depend on your setting of

Volume to play for Seed for fast layers of tune when slower layers play rests

in the New Seed, Scale and Arpeggio Options (Ctrl + 75) window.

Vols

Select this to use the note volumes recorded when you played the seed...

When this option is selected, you can watch the note volumes as you play, in the Volumes text box.

When unselected, all the notes you play are recorded for the seed at maximum volume (1).

To vary the volume as you play from PC keyboard

Go to PC Keyboard Player - To Play (Ctrl + 24).

Select Vary volumes by mouse position on key.

Then if you click near the top of the key the note is very quiet. Click near the bottom and it is loud.

When playing from PC keyboard, then the volume of the note depends on the position of the mouse in the window you are using (not it's position on a single key in the window).

New seed - SPIN

Increase or decrease all the seed numbers simultaneously...

This can be used for instance to move the seed up or down so that the first number starts at 0, especially useful if you have Ground 1st tune note switched off in the Tune options, drone, && Undo / Backups (Ctrl + 33).

In the New Seed (Ctrl + 3) you can find buttons to reverse or invert the seed as well.

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

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.

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.

Neighbours, and Previous - Up - Next

New Scale (Ctrl + 5)

Help For Tool Tip - Shift + F1 (Ctrl + 141)

Seed & Tune Transformations & Tune Options (Ctrl + 33)

Options for Seed, Arpeggio & Scale Play buttons (Ctrl + 28)

Seed as bar charts (Ctrl + 76)

Custom Multi Instrument Voices Menu (Ctrl + 37)

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

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