Settings Screen

The Settings screen allows you to set up various musical characteristics of this instrument.
This chapter includes the following sections:

Pitch

Current pitch deviation from the standard is displayed in cents under the "Pitch" label at the top left.

Pitch Tuner Dialog

You can adjust the pitch of instrument on the pitch tuner dialog.
The pitch tuner dialog will appear by tapping the tuning-fork icon below the pitch display.
The dialog continues to sound the tuning tone representing the current pitch; you can adjust the tuning tone volume with the "Volume" slider. To match the pitch with other instruments, play the same note and adjust so that there is no growl.

The frequency of the tuning tone and the deviation from the standard pitch are displayed in the upper center labels. You can adjust the pitch deviation in the range from -100 to +100 cents with the pitch slider; also can adjust in 1 cent increments with the "- +" stepper on the right side. To return the pitch to the standard and the deviation to zero, tap the "Reset" on the left.
You can choose a tuning note from G4 to F#5 (A4 is default) with the note selector.
Tap the "OK" to apply the adjustment, otherwise tap the "Cancel".

Key, Layout and Sound

You can setup the characteristics of this instrument: key, layout, and sound, using their respective selector wheel.

WheelOperation
Key Select the key; the key will be the root of the scale selected in the layout.
Layout Select the layout of the sound buttons; each layout is arranged according to the scale that its name represents.
A brief description of the built-in layout is in the "Appendix" of the user guide.
Sound Select the sound; if its primary key isn't "C", the key name will appear after the sound name.
Note: Selecting a sound resets the key selection to primary key of the sound.

Once the key, layout, and sound are determined, the notes are arranged to fit for "practical range" of the selected sound in a zigzag pattern from left to right along the scale specified in the layout.
The buttons assigned to the root of the scale are displayed as a rounded rectangle.
This unique layout makes chord arpeggios on the diatonic scale very easy to play.

Notation Method

Each button of the Sound-Buttons displays the note name assigned to it according to the notation.
You can select from the notations described below with the selector.

NotationMeaningSound-Buttons
Blank No display is made.
Root Only the button assigned to the root displays its note name.
Interval The root button displays the note name, the other button display the intervals from the root note.
The meaning of interval notation is described in the Appendix
DoReMi The names in the solf├Ęge notation with the movable Do method are displayed.
Full All buttons display the corresponding note names.

Shift

By selecting shift, you can shift the layout of the entire sound button up to 3 levels in the low or high range.
This app is usually laid out so that the practical range of the instrument selected for the sound fits across the sound button.
However, if for some reason either the high or low playing range does not fit in this layout, you can temporarily use this shift function. Select a positive shift if you want a high range, or a negative shift if you need a low range.
Note: The shift is set back to "0" each time you select a sound.

Banner

Most of the contents of settings are displayed as the Banner on the Main screen.


Pitch and Shift are displayed only when needed:

Key, Layout and Sound are always displayed; Sound is in quotes on the far right of the banner.