README.TXT


MiniTuner Version 1.4
Copyright 1998-2001 Laszlo Arvai, All Rights Reserved

INTRODUCTION
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MiniTuner is a free (CardWare) program designed to tune musical instruments by using a microphone or direct connection through your PC's sound card. MiniTuner automatically detects the pitch of the input signal and displays the corresponding note and its deviation from the targeted note.

FEATURES:
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* Chromatic and Guitar mode tuning
* Automatic string selection
* Expandable tuning library
* Variable "A" frequencies (438Hz..445Hz)
* Tuning gauge
* Custom Windows Mixer settings (loaded upon program start and original restored when exiting)
* Sample Rate Calibration (Automatic or using external source)

WARRANTY DISCLAIMER
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THIS PROGRAM IS PROVIDED AS IS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE AUTHOR ASSUME NO LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES, DIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OF MINITUNER.

SOFTWARE LICENSE AND DISTRIBUTION
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The MiniTuner software is exclusively owned by Laszlo Arvai! This software is released as a freeware (Cardware). You may FREELY use or distribute this program, but if you like the MiniTuner PLEASE SEND me a postcard about your country or city. Distribution is permitted only for the whole software package without any modifications and without any fee of charge. All accompanying files must be included. For a list of all files, see the next section.

PROGRAM FILES
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The MiniTuner package (MiniTuner.ZIP) consists of the following files:
- MiniTuner.EXE Executable file
- MTuner.INI Initialization file
- README.TXT
This file

HARDWARE / SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
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Required configuration:
- IBM PC compatible 486 upwards
- Windows compatible soundcard (e.g. SOUNDBLASTER)
- microphone or direct connection to your instruments
- Microsoft Windows with native Win32 (Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT) Recommended configuration: IBM PC with Pentium Processor, SoundBlaster16 or compatible, Window98 or NT

INSTALLATION GUIDELINES
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1) Extract and copy files Unzip and copy all MiniTuner files to an appropriate subdirectory on your hard disk (e.g. c:\Program Files\MiniTuner).
2) Creating shortcut Create a shortcut in your MiniTuner program group folder (e.g. c:\windows\Start Menu\Programs\MiniTuner)
3) Starting the program If installed correctly, the program should start from the Start->Programs->MiniTuner->MiniTuner menu.

UNINSTALLING:
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If you want to remove the software from your computer, just delete the directory which contains the program and don't forget to remove the shortcut also.

REVISION HISTORY:
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1.4 - release date: 24 December 2001
* improved compatibility with newer operation systems (Win Me, XP)

1.30 - release date: 01 October 1999
* minor enhancement
* mixer bug eliminated (now supports SBLIVE! mixer)


1.20 - release date: 27 December 1998
* Sound card sample rate calibration
* program name changed from Tuner to MiniTuner
* 'mixer open' bug fixed

1.10 beta - release date: 12 December 1998
* first released beta test version

SUPPORT:
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The newest version of MiniTuner can be downloaded from my home page:
http://vacworld.bzlogi.hu

Comments, bug reports are welcome! Please, don't forget the postcard!

László Árvai

Email address:
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laci@alpha.bzlogi.hu

Mail address:
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Árvai László 3529 Hungary Miskolc, Szilvás út 10 1/3