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Fibonacci rhythm

Play Fibonacci rhythm

Switch on the fibonacci rhythms for the notes


Constructs the tune from long middle and short beats in a Fibonacci pattern...

If the seed is too long for the pattern it gets truncated.

Play Fibonacci tone scape

Switch on the Fibonacci tone scape type melody

Rhythm fractal to layer

How many layers the rhythm should be fractal for...

The idea of a fractal rhythm is that when a seed plays a single note in a slower moving layer, it should play it faster, or more slowly, depending on how long the note is in the seed at the slower moving layer. This ensures that each seed in every layer has the same internal rhythm - but means that seeds in the faster layers are continually changing speed to remain within single notes of the slower seeds. So if the seed in layer 3 for instance is playing a short note, layer 2 will be playing a fast seed, and layer 1 will play a whole succession of fast seeds so that they can all fit within that single short note in layer 3.

If you set the number of layers of fractal rhythm variation high here, then the rhythm of the fastest seed is likely to vary considerably as the tune progresses from very slow to extremely fast.

Rhythm fractal to layer - SPIN

Adjust the number of fractal layers of rhythm


Adjust the number of fractal layers of rhythm


Adjust the number of fractal layers of rhythm

Seed for one layer higher

Shows the beats for first layer as they are played, long, middle or short...

See the Custom Rhythm window for an option to look at the beats in all the layers


Pause playback, or continue play


Play midi clip, chord progression, fractal tune or metronome..

What this plays depends on the task selected from the Tasks menu.


You 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.


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

Seeds for layers

Switch on seeds depending on layers

Seeds for layers...

Set a different seed for each layer of construction of the melody

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.

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

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

New Scale (Ctrl + 5)

Muscial E-card Picture and Tune (Ctrl + 122)

Make Muscial E-card (Ctrl + 121)

Theremin Controllers (Ctrl + 120)

Wilson CPS Layout (Ctrl + 119)

MTS Sysex and .Tun Tuning Table Options (Ctrl + 118)

Mouse or joystick theremin (Ctrl + 117)

PC Keyboard Player (Ctrl + 112 or Ctrl + K)

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

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