Help for Tune Smithy
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== Intro==Configure the oscilloscope, play waveform as pitch glissandi for blind users==Auto set==Sets threshold automatically when you open an audio file or end a recording...When you open a file or end a recording, the recording is scanned to find the quietest section. Then the threshold is set to a fixed multiple of the noise level in the quietest section.The parameters for the method (length of the quietest section to find, and how much to multiply the noise level by) are configured in the Recording (Temp) Options window (Ctrl + 108)This threshold is the same as the noise threshold for the trim highlight suggestion.==16 bit==This threshold is the same as the noise threshold for the trim highlight suggestion in the Recording (Temp) Options window (Ctrl + 108).==Play on ed.==Play a note at the 1/1 pitch whenever it is changed== Record (temp.) - Opts -==Audio format for recording, display settings, and various options and tools.==Play entire recording==Play recording, Alt, Shift or both + Play to slow down and reduce freq...The Shift + play plays a recording at half speed, so reduces the freq by an octave, and plays each note for twice as long as normal. Similarly Alt + play reduces the frequency by two octaves, at quarter speed, and the two together reduce it by three octaves, and plays it at eighth speed.This is particularly useful for the Count Waves task - you can use the same combination of Shift and alt with the Play Seed buttong, and so use it to compare the trnascribed seed with the original at a lower pitch and slower speed. Especially useful for high pitched quickly changing sounds like bird song.==Play Oscilloscope Wave Shape==Play the waveform currently showing in the oscilloscope...FTS may not always find the right wave if the waveform is complex - it looks for repeating waves and uses various heuristics to find it. If it finds one too high or low then you will find out when you play it. If it is in the same pitch as the original note then it found the correct wave.You can also play the waveform as pitch glissandi using Shift + click on this button - this is mainly of interest to blind users as it gives a way of hearing the shape of the waveform from the way the pitch goes up and down - it fades as it crosses the zero position so that you know where that is too.==Less <<==Shows this window with either less space, less options, or alternative layout== Oscill...==Shows the music currently played or as it is recorded in an Oscilloscope...==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.