Frequently Asked Questions

1. Configure AutoTonic’s INPUT:
In AutoTonic, press the ″MIDI I/O″ button. A dialog will open and show you the INPUT ports available on your system. Select the devices you want to use.


2. Configure AutoTonic’s OUTPUT:
In the same window, you’ll find all OUTPUT ports available on your system. Select the target port to which you want to forward AutoTonic’s processed signal.


3. Configure your target application:
Once you have set AutoTonic’s MIDI flow to a target port, the last step is to select the latter within the target application for the connection to be complete.


Important: Windows does not come with its own virtual MIDI ports, so if you're a Windows user you might need an additional MIDI driver running in the background. A number of these are available for free:  loopmidiloopbe1midioxrtpmidi,  etc.

✓ Needs to be restarted every 10 minutes
✓ Automatically expires after 14 days
✓ For evaluation only

✓ MIDI I/O must be set up on every launch
✓ No Scale Browser, No Menu functions
✓ No customizations (All Fixed) etc,
✓ Note range limiitations

✓ Full version with no time restrictions and no expiration
✓ 'Single User License' which allows you to run AutoTonic on up to 3 computers, as long as only one is running at any given time
✓ Your purchase includes both installers Mac and PC
✓ All future updates (no hidden upgrade costs!)
✓ Buyer's protection: in case AutoTonic goes out of business one day all full version users will receive a completely unlocked version which will allow them then to use AutoTonic completely freely from any network connections for the rest of all times

Full version licenses have no expiration.

Yes, the ‘Single User License’ allows you to run AutoTonic on up to 3 computers you own, as long as only one is running at any given time. In case you want to transfer your AutoTonic license from one compatible device to another, you have to unregister it from the first. All AutoTonic transfers must be validated by AutoTonic customer support – but such a transfer might could take (at the moment) up to 24-48 hours! We’re looking forward to improve this in an upcoming update. To initiate an AutoTonic Transfer Request, please contact us here:: registration@autotonic.net

Yes. Please contact us directly here: registration@autotonic.net

No, we do not offer license transfer at this time.

✓ Unlimited access for your subscription period
✓ Membership expires automatically, the service begins as soon as your initial payment is processed
✓ 1 Single User License which allows you to run AutoTonic on 1 computer (1-year version) respectively up to 2 computers (3-year version) you own, as long as only one is running at any given time
✓ includes all Updates within your subscription period

Generally it's a one time payment – so you'll be charged only once, in the beginning of your subscription period, except if you decide to use Lay-Buys by PayPal, then the charged amount and its duration will depend upon your chosen payment plan.

After the subscription expires your contract will become inactive, and you will not be billed any further charges. The service expires automatically, no need to get active then, in some cases it even might run a few days longer than expected :)

The subscription's ‘Single User License’ allows you to run AutoTonic on 1 computer (1-year version) respectively up to 2 computers (3-year version) you own, as long as only one is running at any given time. In case you want to transfer your AutoTonic license from one compatible device to another, you have to unregister it from the first. All AutoTonic transfers must be validated by AutoTonic customer support – but such a transfer might could take up to 24-48 hours! To initiate an AutoTonic Transfer Request, please contact us here: registration@autotonic.net

No, we do not offer such license transfers at this time.

Yes. Please contact us directly here: registration@autotonic.net

The answer will depend very much on your own circumstances. Generally speaking, any standard MIDI controller having at least 1 octave and a traditional keyboard will work fine with AutoTonic’s functions.

Technically OS X 10.7.3 (on Mac, but we still recommend at least OS X Mavericks) or Windows XP (on PC). At least 256 MB of RAM and 10 MB of free hard drive space are recommended for standalone usage.

AutoTonic requires an internet connection the first time you sign in. Please make sure you do not have any firewall or anti-virus programs blocking AutoTonic or its launcher. Also, Any direct modification or deletion of the AutoTonic's authentication files will result in a software closing, which means once you reformat your computer and wipe all these files off the system but start AutoTonic from the same hardware ID without contacting registration@autotonic.net first etc, it will result in a license mismatch, of course.

First make sure you’ve selected the correct MIDI input and output ports according to the AutoTonic setup guide (Setup on Win/Setup on Mac). If you still don't see any visual feedback in AutoTonic when pressing a key on your MIDI keyboard make sure that it is sending its note signals on "MIDI Channel 1" (Ch.#1=industry factory default standard), AutoTonic will by default only process signals on this MIDI channel, potential other routngs have to be set manually by the use of the input/output scrollwheels. If you are not sure how to change the sending channel on your MIDI controller please refer to the documentation of your device's manufacturer. It is also recommended to always restart your system after applying new changes to your MIDI configuration, as such deeper changes will require re-initialize on some systems.

This indicates that the software is receiving both the processed and the unprocessed signal. To solve this, simply deactivate any other MIDI ports that AutoTonic is not also using. Please also refer to the manual and follow the suggested MIDI setup preparations, e.g. when working with a DAW.

AutoTonic does not generate any audio itself.

AutoTonic is a realtime MIDI transposer and therefore does not store, remember or export any static MIDI chords/messages. You can think of it in terms of a new mapping-based, alternate controller/instrument concept, that reinterprets the way how your keyboard works and outputs every input action following its own unique transposing rules.

AutoTonic is meant to be a sandwich processor (between the INPUT device and the desired OUTPUT target), and therefore AutoTonic supports any MIDI-based Virtual MIDI Instrument or DAW existing on Win or Mac …

There are no benefits for AutoTonic being any proprietary plugin ... it would only result in limited compatibility! Grabbing the virtual MIDI signal from your hardware device's virtual MIDI port and processing it before forwarding it differs in no way from what a plugin would do. If you want next-gen stuff to be happen you eventually should overcome the 'plugin thinking', think outside the box and realize: AutoTonic already 'plugs in' into your MIDI signal chain the way it is provided, and this even without the loss of any compatibility.

You can not cancel or stop your subscription or trial, all orders are final. Your subscription or trial will expire at the end of your subscription or trial period and will not (!) be renewed automatically.

AutoTonic does offer a completely new approach to keyboard playing by using a patented keyswitch technique to map any potential/possible scale in Western tonal music (which is based on 12 pitches) to your keyboard in realtime. Note transposing has never been so easy, and this is what makes AutoTonic so incredibly useful and unique.
Key Features:
Realtime Key Mapping: lets you map any notes to your white keys in realtime
Unlimited Possibilities: Modal transposing lets you create any harmonic context, any scale you can think of
Integrated Music Theory Database: comes with a library of over 50 prebuilt scale templates
Create Your Own, unique Scales: share them with your friends or save them for a later use
Max. Hardware Compatibility: no specific hardware required, any MIDI keyboard works
Max. Software Compatibility: works with any DAW or virtual instrument
Note: AutoTonic is NOT an arpeggiator or a chord generator tool and therefore AutoTonic does not limit you to static multitimbre or quantised note triggering, allowing yourself to keep full control over all expressional aspects of your playing.

This software is based on a simple and proprietary software copy protection which has been proven to be stable and reliable over time. AutoTonic requires a network connection to its licensing server to become fully backwards validated. If you have any further questions please contact registration@autotonic.net

Then all full version users will receive particular 'unlocked' installer files for the latest existing AutoTonic Win/Mac-version at this given moment, which will allow them then to use AutoTonic completely freely from any network connections for the rest of all times.

The AutoTonic e.U. is a self funded project and 'one-man company' founded and run by Clemens Slama in central Vienna, Austria. I consider myself being an indie developer and as much off-mainstream as it gets. Please do not attempt to steal my life's work, it will harm this project more than you might think. Your support in form of a purchase keeps this project going.

Please contact us here: support@autotonic.net