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= New Arpeggio =
= New Arpeggio =
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==Screen Shot==
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[[Image:Window_6.png|New Arpeggio]]
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==Width==
==Width==
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Click with mouse, or press keys on PC keyboard to add or remove notes..
Click with mouse, or press keys on PC keyboard to add or remove notes..
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===For the New Seed windows===
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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
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===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 mouse, click on a dot to add that note, click on the triangle to remove the note.
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Music Keyboard picture - use to play notes or select them...
Music Keyboard picture - use to play notes or select them...
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===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 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.
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.
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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.
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===How to make the seed, arpeggio or scale===
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Same approach as for the dots window.
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===For the New Seed windows===
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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
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===For the New Scale or Arpeggio windows===
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When you use the mouse, click on a dot to add that note, click on the triangle to remove the note.
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When you use the PC Keyboard, use the keys  2 3 etc to add or remove notes.
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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.
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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 [[Window 24 | (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==
==E==
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Show the 1/1 on the left, right, in the middle, or auto...
Show the 1/1 on the left, right, in the middle, or auto...
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The auto option chooses between left, right, or middle  depending on whether the scale to select from has only intervals greater than 1/1, only intervals less than 1/1 or both types of intervals.
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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.
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Most scales will only have intervals greater than 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, and to see those, you need to select middle or right as appropriate.
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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.
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So - the Auto option detects intervals below the 1/1 automatically and positions the 1/1 so that you can see the scale intervals.
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The Auto option detects intervals below the 1/1 automatically and positions the 1/1 so that you can see the scale intervals.
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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.
==[[Window 75 | Opts...]]==
==[[Window 75 | Opts...]]==
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==n==
==n==
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Make a link to a new drop list of arpeggios...
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Make a link to a new list of arpeggios...
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You enter the name for the new drop list in the description field. Then place the desired fiile name to use for the new list in the place where the numbers normally go. Then click this button to start your new droplist of arpeggios
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You enter the name for the new list in the description field. Then place the desired fiile name to use for the new list in the place where the numbers normally go. You can leave the numbers field blank to use the description as the file name.
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The current main window scale is set as the preset scale for the list when it is opened. So make sure the current scale is a suitable one for the list when you first make it.
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Then click this button to start your new list  of arpeggios.
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To edit your new list, highlight the entry, and use the Follow button to navigate to your new list, then edit it in the usual way.
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To link to an existing arpeggios drop list just enter the description, and the file name (if different) and use Add as link.
==[[Window 167 | Synth Opts...]]==
==[[Window 167 | Synth Opts...]]==
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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.
==Steps==
==Steps==
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Select this to show the arpeggio as steps from each note to the next...
Select this to show the arpeggio as steps from each note to the next...
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When unselected, you show scale degrees, with 0 for the 1/1 of the scale.
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When unselected, you show the arpeggio as scale degrees, with 0 for the 1/1 of the scale.
So for instance in twelve tone scales with the initial 0 shown, the pentatonic arpeggio is
So for instance in twelve tone scales with the initial 0 shown, the pentatonic arpeggio is
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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 - 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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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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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.
==Scales Dialog Star==
==Scales Dialog Star==
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[[Window 8 |  Instruments (Ctrl +  8 or Ctrl + N) ]]
[[Window 8 |  Instruments (Ctrl +  8 or Ctrl + N) ]]
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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) ]]
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[[Window 51 |  Organise windows (Ctrl +  51) ]]
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[[Window 49 |  Make web page of tune midi or audio clips (Ctrl +  49) ]]
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[[Window 48 |  Midi out options (Ctrl +  48) ]]
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N.B. This list of neighbours may change when these pages are updated.
N.B. This list of neighbours may change when these pages are updated.

Latest revision as of 14:18, 2 November 2008

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Contents

New Arpeggio

Screen Shot

New Arpeggio

Width

Width to show in octaves

Width - SPIN

Increase or decrease width to show in octaves

Arpeggio 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

Arpeggio 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

Select all

Select all the notes in the scale to select from to make your new scale

Clear

Erase your new scale

Clear

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.

Opts...

Options for the New Seed, Scale and Arpeggio windows

Notes for keys...

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

a

Adds the new arpeggio to the list below the highlight

r

Replaces the highlighted arpeggio

v

Remove the highlighted arpeggio

n

Make a link to a new list of arpeggios...

You enter the name for the new list in the description field. Then place the desired fiile name to use for the new list in the place where the numbers normally go. You can leave the numbers field blank to use the description as the file name.

The current main window scale is set as the preset scale for the list when it is opened. So make sure the current scale is a suitable one for the list when you first make it.

Then click this button to start your new list of arpeggios.

To edit your new list, highlight the entry, and use the Follow button to navigate to your new list, then edit it in the usual way.

To link to an existing arpeggios drop list just enter the description, and the file name (if different) and use Add as link.

Synth Opts...

Chord to Synthesize - and Opts..

You can use this window to make an audio clip of a chord, broken chord, double broken (try it out to find out what that does) or sequence.

The chord is made using one of the Wave Shape Player instruments - these are particularly useful for hearing distinctions of just and tempered tunings as they are steady in pitch and accurately pitched, with no vibrato. They also use harmonic timbres (most of them).

A pure harmonic timbre is one in which all the component pitches are exact multiples of the base frequency. This means that the waveform repeats exactly. In fact mathematically pure harmonic timbres are the same thing as exactly repeating waveforms.

The wave shape player - though it can play other sounds such as plucked sounds - specialises in pure harmonic timbres with a very wide range of shapes for the waveform - using various mathematical formulae.

\ (back slash) Options for play scale / arpeggio / seed

Arpeggio and scale playback options - ascending, descending, both and more

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.

Steps

Select this to show the arpeggio as steps from each note to the next...

When unselected, you show the arpeggio as scale degrees, with 0 for the 1/1 of the scale.

So for instance in twelve tone scales with the initial 0 shown, the pentatonic arpeggio is

0 2 4 7 9 12

as scale degrees, or

0 2 2 3 2 3

as steps.

You can show / hide the initial 0 there from the More version of the main window.

Show 0

Show the 0 of the arpeggio

If you choose to hide the 0, and then want an arpeggio that starts on some scale degree other than 0, then put the nubmer in square brackets - see the pelog arpeggios lists for examples.

Less <<

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

Show...

What to show on music keyboard pictures - note names, intervals etc...

Choose what to show on pictures of the music keyboard when you play notes. Also various other display options such as text size, width in octaves and so on.

This is for any of the windows that have a picture of the music keyboard - the main window Music Keyboard player, multi-line player, and the Scale, Arpeggio and Seed edit windows.

If you select the Beating Partials option - note that this will show the Beats window whenever you play a chord.

These music keyboard pictures - though very similar looking to a conventional music keyboard, actually have the white keys of two sizes - the D, G and A keys are a little broader than the others. This is so that the width of the key can correspond exactly to the pitch range that it spans.

The stretchy keyboard options let you show the normal music keyboard and below it, another version which is stretched or compressed to show the notes to press on your Midi keyboard to get the desired pitches. This can be useful when you play notes from a music keyboard in FTS or use FTS for composition retuning via Midi In.

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.

Scales Dialog Star

Tip of the day - Scales 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)

Colours (Ctrl + 7)

Instruments (Ctrl + 8 or Ctrl + N)

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

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

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