Help for Tune Smithy
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==Intro==To play partials: Shift + click, or use kbd 1, 2,... Click + drag to show detail...You can play the paritals using the mouse with Shift + click on the partial you want to play. Or play them from the keyboard keys 1, 2 3 etc. Use space bar as a sustain pedal (see the pc kbd what to show, sustain and controller window Ctrl + 123).Also Ctrl + Right click on a partial to remove it. To add a partial, Ctrl + click above the peak you want to add.Tip - while playing partials, details for each partial will pop up as you play, The first partial is shown at the current mouse position, next partial below it and so on..You can keep the details on the screen if you hold down the Shift key when you release the note (or hold down Alt key for mouse click notes). (Same thing happens if you switch to another window while playing the notes). They are ordinary editable text fields so you can cut / paste text from them to other text fields / programs.To destroy the text fields: play another note, press escape, or close the spectrum window.==Start==Start the recording - short cut Page up...This starts the temporary recording and the oscilloscope at the same time as the oscilloscope uses the temporary recording to analyse the sound to try and locate the wave.Tip: the Page up shortcut also works from the PC keyboard music player. To stop the recording you use Page down and again you can use that from the PC keyboard music player.This stops the temporary recording and the oscilloscope at the same time.This means you can pause the oscilloscope at a particular note you are currently playing in the pc keyboard player without needing to switch over to the oscilloscope to do it, to view the waveform at your leisure.==Stop==Stop the recording - short cut Page down...This stops the temporary recording and the oscilloscope at the same time.Tip: the Page down shortcut also works from the PC keyboard player. This means you can pause the oscilloscope at a particular note you are currently playing in the pc keyboard player without needing to switch over to the oscilloscope to do it, to view the waveform at your leisure.== Recording...==Recording to temporary memory - time limited by the memory available...This records directly to your computer's temporary volatile memory (such as RAM or whatever). You can then save the result using the Save Rec. As button in the Temp Rec. menu.The maximum time for the recording is limited by the amount of memory. On a computer of the last few years (as of 2007) this is quite long, perhaps a quarter of an hour or more. On an older computer it can only make very short audio clips.You can configure it from the Temp Rec Times window, and choose there how much computer memory to set aside for the recording. If you want to make longer recordings, limited only by the file space available on your computer, use the Record to File window==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
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.