The Setup dialog is where parts are defined in terms of MIDI channels and devices.

TonesInTune implements dynamic tuning through MIDI in two ways:

  • The MIDI Specification's Single Note Tuning Change (real-time) was designed for dynamic tuning. However, instrument manufacturers have showed very little interest in implementing this part of the MIDI Specification. Therefore, an alternate way of obtaining dynamic tuning is available for general use.
  • MIDI Pitch Bend Change may be used for dynamic tuning if only a single note is played per MIDI channel per MIDI device.

In the Part Setup grid each row defines a part and the columns determine the properties of the parts:

  • The Part Number is the number by which the part is referenced from Note and Part events in the spreadsheet.
  • Pitch Bend determines whether MIDI Pitch Bend or Single Note Tuning Change is used for dynamic tuning of the part.
  • Pitch Bend Range: if Pitch Bend is checked then this value must correspond to the settings on the MIDI instruments being used by the part.
  • MIDI Channel(s): if Pitch Bend is checked then the number of MIDI Channels determines the maximum number of simultaneous notes being used on the part.
  • MIDI Program determines the initial MIDI Program (~instrument) for the part. If '(none)' is selected then MIDI instruments will initially keep their current program settings until the first 'program' event in the part.
  • MIDI Device determines which MIDI device plays the part.

The default Part Setup is obtained by removing all parts and then adding just a single part. The default part has the following setup:

  • Part Number = 0. If a note or channel event has an empty cell for the Part property then this part will be used.
  • Pitch Bend = checked.
  • Pitch Bend Range = 1 (semitone).
  • MIDI Channel(s) = 1-9.
  • MIDI Program = 0: Acoustic Grand Piano.
  • MIDI Device default setting depends on the MIDI Setup of the PC.

Horizontal event-layout

If checked, event properties are taken from adjacent cells to the right in the same row as the event itself.

Ticks per beat

MIDI ticks per quarter-note ~ MIDI division: number of delta-time "ticks" which make up a quarter-note. Default value: 240. Legal values between 1 and 32767. Smaller values give less time resolution, large values require more memory and give larger MIDI files.