There is a catalogue of special tuning built in Harmap. But you
can write your own and see the result inside Harmap. You just have to
follow the few instructions.
Create a simple text file
Use your preferred text editor to create a plain text file. You
can use any kind of text editor but remember: save your file as a
plain text file.
Save your file as “AlteredStates”
When you launch Harmap by double-clicking on the file, it will
look for a file named AlteredStates. If it finds it, harmap will use
it instead of the built in catalogue.
Follow the RULEZ!
There are few things that must be respect so Harmap can
understand what you want.
- A blank line (empty or with space characters) is ignored.
- A line begining with a “#” is a comment. Following charaters
on the same line will be ignore by Harmap.
- Each tuning is described by a bloc of 4 lines:
- The name of the special tuning as it will be displayed in
the “Tuning” drop-down list. For example, the first line of the
built in AlteredStates is “1 Richter (default)”. One of your tuning
must contain “(default)” so Harmap know that it will be
displayed at start-up.
- Two lines of integers separates by space characters. The
first line is for blow notes and the second one for draw notes.
- The value of each integer is the number of semi-tone
between the corresponding note and the tone of the harp. For
example, 0 is for C4, 2 for D4, 4 for E4, 7 for G4, 12 for C5…
- The last line is a line containing characters “0” for non
valved holes and “1” for half-valved holes
Copy and paste the following lines in your browser and you will
0 Lucky XIII (default)
0 4 7 12 16 19 24 28 31 36 40 43 48
2 7 11 14 19 23 26 29 33 35 38 41 45
1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
You will obtain a 13 hole diatonic with the four first holes