Help for Tune Smithy
From Tune Smithy
Chord to synthesize
Chord to synthesize
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.
Configure the Wave Shape Player Instrument...
You can either make a new instrument from scratch, or open an existing one from the Wave Player drop menu. To make a new instrument, you need to select a type of wave using the Wave Shape drop list, then vary the parameters using the controls in the rest of this window.
To see the shape of the waveform as you edit it, use the Show in Oscilloscope button.
To use your instrument, select it into the parts window using Select in Parts.
When you have finished editing, if you want to save the result as a new instrument (or replace an existing one) use the Save As button. You can then add your instrument to the Wave Player menu using Edit Wave Shape Player Menu (Ctrl + 189)
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.
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.
N.B. This list of neighbours may change when these pages are updated.