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Melodic Instruments - in a new window of its own

You can either select an instrument from the menu or enter its name into the text box. The instrument gets selected into the currently highlighted part in the Parts (Ctrl + 9)) window. Use the Select for all parts check box to select the instrument into all the parts in the Parts window.

For non melodic percussion instruments use the Non melodic percussion menu (Ctrl + 21)). For the wave shapes use the wave shape player instruments menu (Ctrl + 196)).

How show this window

Instruments in the Instr. menu in the main window, or Instr. in the Parts window menu.

Shortcut keys: Ctrl + 8 or Ctrl + N

Or type name - either melodic or non melodic - recognises fragmentary names

Type instrument name to select it for highlighted part(s) in Parts window...

You can enter fragmentary names and it doesn't need to be the first word in the instrument name, for instance Harp for Orchestral Harp or even the likes of ngo for Tango Accordian

The search for the instrument will always turn up a unique instrument - the best match, or the first found.

It favours complete words first, then letter sequences that begin words, then letter sequences anywhere in the word. Also favours the first word in the name.

Select for all parts

When this is ticked, the instrument gets selected in all the parts.


Set which instruments play in the various parts, and volume etc

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 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Since the help for Tune Smithy is currently a bit out of date and needs to be redone completely for the new 3.0 release, then you may find the on-line page for some of the newer tasks particularly useful.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.

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.

Neighbours, and Previous - Up - Next

Help For Tool Tip - Shift + F1 (Ctrl + 141)

New Scale (Ctrl + 5)

Custom Multi Instrument Voices Menu (Ctrl + 37)

Parts (Ctrl + 9)

Highlighted Instrument for Custom Multi Instrument Voice (Ctrl + 44)

Pitch of 1/1 of Scale (Ctrl + 10)

Tune Script (Ctrl + 171)

Notes in Play - Midi Out (Ctrl + 47)

Choose parts by other (Ctrl + 52)

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

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