The autonomic system introduces a system of offsets for hardware. Each offset has a control hardware (the independent variable) and an offset hardware (the dependent variable). Each hardware can be offset by multiple control hardwares, and offsets always add. The autonomic system plugs into attune’s store. Each hardware that yaqc-cmds sees will automatically have an attune instrument created with the name autotune_<offset_hardware_name>. Within this, an arrangement for each control hardware is created. By default, this arrangement contains one tune with the name auto. However if the control hardware also appears in the attune store a different tune will be created for each control hardware arrangement.