The Settings screen allows you to set up various musical characteristics of this instrument.
This chapter includes the following sections:
Current pitch deviation from the standard is displayed in cents under the "Pitch" label at the top left.
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".
Tapping the “Octave-Low” toggles whether lower the pitch by one octave.
You can setup the characteristics of this instrument: key, tuning, and sound, with the key-tuning-sound selector wheel.
|Key||Select the key; default key is "C".|
Select the tuning:
“Major”, “Natural Minor”, "Harmonic Minor", "Country", etc.
A brief description of the built-in tunings is in the "Appendix" of the User Guide.
|Sound||Select a sound; "Synthesizer" is the sound of the sound synthesizer, and the others are the sounds on the sound-shelf.|
The sound-shelf is a place storing the sound data; harmonica sounds and other several built-in sounds are already on there.
On the synthesizer screen, you can modify the sound on the sound shelf and save the sound you create there to the shelf.
The sound-shelf and the sound synthesizer are described in the "Synthesizer" chapter of the User Guide.
A brief description about the built-in sounds is in the "Appendix" of the User Guide.
|Sounds the selected sound|
Enabled if the device clipboard has valid sound or tuning data; tapping will bring up an confirmation dialog whether you want to import the data.
Note: Mind the data name, even built-in data can be overwritten with importing.
Importing sound data and tuning data, are described in the "Appendix" of the User Guide.
For convenience to play, the notes assigned to each square of the Sound-Grid are displayed according to the notation.
You can select from the five notations described below with the Notation selector.
|Blank||No display is made.|
|Root||The note names are displayed only in the square that is the root of the scale.|
The note names are displayed in the square that is the root of the scale, and the intervals from the root are displayed in the other squares.
The meaning of interval notation is described in the Appendix of the User Guide.
|DoReMi||The names in the solfège notation with the movable Do method are displayed.|
|Full||All squares display the corresponding note names.|
The position is a mode assignment for playing the harmonica assuming a root note different from the label key.
When combined with the bending technique, you can play on a different key scale than the label keys.
For example, on a harmonica with a label key of "C", you can play the "G" scale by assigning a second position (mixolydian mode).
The relationship between the position, root, mode, and tunings are described briefly in the Appendix of the User Guide.
If the notation setting represents notes of the scale such as "Root", "Interval", or "DoReMi", the position setting shifts the notation of the Sound-Grid to indicate the scale of the position.
1st or 2nd position can be set with the "First" or the "Second" of the selector on the right side; also you can use the "- +" stepper on the middle to set from 1st to 12th. The set position is displayed in the left label.
Note: If the notation setting is scale-independent, such as "Blank" or "Full", the position setting feature will be disabled.
You can preset up to five combinations of the settings described above to the preset selector.
The preset settings are applied to this unit by tapping the selector.
Follow the steps below to preset the current settings (pitch, octave lower, key, tuning, sound, notation, position).
The default settings that haven't been preset, are as follows:
Most of the contents of settings are displayed as the Banner on the Main screen.
Pitch, Octave-Low and Position are displayed only when needed:
Key, Tuning and Sound are always displayed; Sound is in quotes on the far right of the banner.
Tip: By touching the Banner and sliding the touch from left to right or right to left, you can select the preset settings in order or reverse order, and apply them to the current settings.