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Choose parts by other

Play

Click here to play it...

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

It can play a retuned midi clip, chord progression, fractal tune or metronome

SHORTCUT FOR FRACTAL TUNES OR METRONOME

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.

Pause

Pause playback, or continue play

Volume

Set master volume for FTS. Other controls also affect the volume...

You can set the volumes for individual parts in the Parts window.

You can configure the volume for windows as a whole using Bs | Play Control - Volume (usually also available as an icon on your desktop task bar)..

To set the overall volume for the Wave Shape Player instruments, go to the Wave Shape PlayerAudio Properties window (Ctrl + 188))

For CSound instruments, use the CSound Options window (Ctrl + 168))

You can also vary the volume range for all the midi notes played in Tune Smithy - from Out | Options | More | Volume Remapping (Ctrl + 158)).

If you play notes via Midi In (e.g. from composition software, or music keyboard) there's another setting at In | Options | Keyboard Options | Touch (Ctrl + 91)) which controls how sensitively FTS responds to midi input.

See also Help | FAQ - trouble shooting | Why is everything so quiet

Less <<

Shows this window with either less space, less options, or alternative layout

Merry Dance bug (try with this 1.082a fractal tune)

Shown in Choose Parts by Other window only if tune might be affected...

It is shown if you have the necessary combination of settings - choose parts by other and range less than two octaves with rebounding notes.

It's also shown if you have a script for the tune - since a script might change the range and other relevant settings.

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.

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)

Parts (Ctrl + 9)

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

Scale and Arpeggio as text (Ctrl + 104 or Ctrl + T)

Look for Moment of Symmetry scale (Ctrl + 128)

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

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