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There are dozens of application preferences that you can use to customize your FATpick experience. The settings menu is your entry-point to this configuration.

To open the application settings menu, click on the "gear" or "cog" button found in the header navigation.

Application Settings Menu Button (Gear Icon)
Click the Cog Button in the Header Nav to Open the Main Settings Menu

FATpick's configuration options are organized into a handful of sub-menus listed on the main settings menu.

Main Application Settings Menu
FATpick's Main Application Settings Menu
(Screenshot from FATpick v2.5.2)

See below for a brief description of and links to detailed documentation for each submenu.

UPDATE: Despite the original date of publication, this is an "evergreen" post that should reflect the most recent version of the application. This post was last updated on January 1st, 2022.

Main Settings Menu Options

General Settings

Various application-wide configuration options - including look-and-feel preferences, application logging, and cache configuration - are found in the General Settings Menu.

You can also use this menu to back-up and restore your overall configuration, or to revert your FATpick instance to the original "factory settings".

Gameplay Settings

Visit the Gameplay Settings Menu to modify the behavior or appearance of the tab viewer and other aspects of FATpick's core song-play experience.

Audio Settings

The Audio Settings Menu is used to configure the specific audio devices that FATpick listens to and plays on.

Use this menu to select the microphone or other audio input device FATpick should use to hear your instrument as you play along with the tabs. See Audio Input Configuration Examples for illustrations of some of the set-ups that are possible.

Audio Analysis Settings

Some parameters of FATpick's note detection algorithm - the logic used to estimate the pitch and timing of your guitar performance - can be adjusted via the Audio Analysis Settings Menu.

This menu even includes a "live test" mode that you can use to interactively evaluate and experiment with the audio analysis settings.

TIP: Customization of the note detection algorithm is an advanced feature that is hidden by default. To reveal this sub-menu go to General Settings and enable "Show Advanced Options".

Latency Calibration Settings

The Calibrate Latency menu option can be used to measure the latency of your guitar and computer audio set-up. This helps FATpick estimate the time at which you struck a note with greater accuracy.

If you are consistently getting "Very Early" or "Very Late" timing feedback even though you're pretty confident you're hitting notes at the right time the latency calibration process may help.

Also See

Look for other posts in the Settings category for related documentation.

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