Help for Tune Smithy
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More Midi In Options.
Ignore midi in Insturment changes
Use this if you want to change the instrumentation for the midi clip on playback...
One way to do this is to play it once to get the original instruments all showing in the Parts window, then unselect this option and change them to what you want, and play it again.
That works so long as it has a single instrument to each channel. You can't change the instrument used after instrument changes in a single channel in the orignal as this works by just ignoring all instrument changes throughout the file.
Ignore MIDI In pitch bends / wheel
Ignore any pitch bends in the file you are retuning...
Normally this is unselected, so that if the file has pitch swoops and glissandi in it, the retuned notes will get pitch inflected in the same way.
However, if the midi clip has already been retuned to some twelve equal temperament, say, you may wish to ignore the original tuning in order to try it out with other tunings. If so, select this to ignore the original tunings.
If you don't do this, FTS will treat the pitch bends in the file as additional pitch bends on top of your desired tuning.
Quantise Midi In Notes to fractal tune or metronome
When selected, notes from midi on or PC keyboard get played on next beat...
So your playing then will always be exactly in time with the metronome - but to do that you have to play every beat slightly ahead of the metronome as it can only delay the notes you play, and not anticipate them.
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
Midi In Dialog Star
Tip of the day - Relaying 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.
N.B. This list of neighbours may change when these pages are updated - based on the ones I use myself. Prob. will show something else here in future.