Help for Tune Smithy
From Tune Smithy
Custom Multi Instrument Voices Menu
==Edit==Select which menu you want to make the voice for...The only difference here is which menu the voice shows up in - the Voices menu - or the Non Melodic percussion menu.Otherwise the voices are identical, so there is no need to put a custom voice in the "appropriate" menu - the distinction is just a matter of convenience.So - if you want to, you can make a melodic custom voice and put it in the Non Melodic menu or vice versa. You can also make a Custom Voice which is a mixture of melodic and non melodic percussion, and put it in either menu.There's a maximum of 128 custom voices for each of the menus. ==Make 1st preset==Makes the Flute + Oboe example multi-instrument voice...Removes any of the other example preset voices or ones you have got from tune smithy tunes you have opened.Leaves any that you have edited here in place. Also leaves in place any currently in use in the Parts window.If you want to clear everything including ones you have edited here yourself, use Shift + click.If you want to clear ones currently in use use Ctrl + click.Ctrl + Shift + click to erase both types in one go.Ctrl + Shift + click is needed if you want to erase any custom voices that are both edited and in use in the parts window.==All presets==Makes all the example multi-instrument voice...Leaves any that you have edited here in place. Also leaves in place any currently in use in the Parts window.If you want to clear everything including ones you have edited here yourself, use Shift + click.If you want to clear ones currently in use use Ctrl + click.Ctrl + Shift + click to erase both types in one go.Ctrl + Shift + click is needed if you want to erase any custom voices that are both edited and in use in the parts window.== Edit as Timbre...==Lets you set up instruments at many intervals from the 1/1 in one go== Edit instr...==Edit the highlighted instrument==Name for custom voice==Rename custom voice - you can use Copy Voice to make a new one first...To make a new custom voice, select any of the preset voices, and copy it using Copy Voice. Then edit it - e.g. add instruments, edit individual instruments etc - and rename it here to the desired name.This name is used to select the instrument in the Parts window. So avoid using the same name as ones already in use e.g. in the Voices menu, Waveform player menu or the Non melodic percussion menu.If you do enter the same name as one already in use, you get a tool tip warning - and you will need to edit it, e.g. add (2) after the name or whatever, to make it distinctive.== Parts...==Set which instruments play in the various parts, and volume etc==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==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.
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.