Help for Tune Smithy
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Highlighted Instrument for Custom Multi Instrument Voice
Edit the highlighted instrument
How to show volumes - choose which range is most useful...
The 0 to 127 is useful if you want to compare it with midi data as midi velocities use this range.
Play exact interval
Set all the chords to play the exact desired intervals above the root...
The root of the chord is still quantised to the scale or arpeggio. The exact intervals to use are specified using the chord notations, e.g. Cj for the just intonation major chord, C for the 12-et one etc. See the help for the chord progression player.
Quantise to scale pitches
All the chords to play the nearest available scale pitches to the desired notes
To arp. pitches
All the chords to play the nearest available arpeggio pitches to the desired notes
Play broken chords - just for testing and listening to component notes
Any inversion okay
Let the chords be inverted - you don't care which inversion is used...
It is done so that the inverted chords all use a similar range of pitches - chords that span less than an octave will be inverted if necessary until they only use notes in the first octave above the 1/1.
For the Chords for PC keyboard keys (Ctrl + 172) window - that's how it works if you have the option to transpose all the PC keyboard chords to notes played switched off. When the chords get transposed, they work similarly, but inverted if necessary so that they only use notes in the first octave above the note to be played.
Set a chord progression
You can also set the volume, e.g.V 100, V 50 etc.
v 100 O _ v 50 O _ O _ o _ o
The O is a quarter note, the o is an eighth note, and the _ before a note sets it to strum the same chord as the one before. So this rhythm is played all on the same chord.
If you wanted to change chords in the middle for instance, you would leave out an _ as in:
v 100 O _ v 50 O O _ o _ o
Or if you want a 6/8 type pattern you could do e.g.
v 100 Oo _ v 50 o. . o
where the Oo and o. are dotted notes - you can combine beats together by just placing the characters next to each other so that they touch.
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.