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TOPIC: Complex Time Signatures
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Re:Complex Time Signatures 2 Years, 11 Months ago
Duncan wrote:
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I made a 15-step hip hop track and it's got some sort of funky groove to it..
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Re:Complex Time Signatures 2 Years, 11 Months ago
You can get some extremly complex time signiture in song mode.

It takes a bit of time and preperation but I just love using the mono's bbox. Set up some 'chords' (not the annoying whistle or cowbell) and use the arpeggio's set the speed to whatever you what. Then set up a second, or several. You can come up with some fantastic polyrythems. If you have a stedy kick on the MD. You can get away with some wacky stuff and keep it dance friendly.

You can also get some nice off time retrigs. It's limitless.
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Re:Complex Time Signatures 2 Years, 11 Months ago
No one mentions Frank Zappa when talking about complex time signatures??
Ha ha, look him up then!
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Re:Complex Time Signatures 2 Years, 10 Months ago
Hi guys can a complex audio signature be made using fruity loops?
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Re:Complex Time Signatures 2 Years, 7 Months ago
One thing on my to-do-list is to design a little overlay (for swing)
that you can put on top of the steps, so you can get a clear view of where the first beat of a bar is (VERY CONFUSING when working in 5/3, 3/4, etc.)

The swing is a really, really important factor, especially in 12-step (3/4).
Every 2 step of 3 should be swung 70+% for a really nice rhythm.
But it gets confusing when you have to edit the swing for all the tracks.
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Re:Complex Time Signatures 2 Years, 7 Months ago
What do you mean by "every 2 step of 3 should be swung 70+%?"

Do you mean the 2nd step of every third bar?
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Re:Complex Time Signatures 2 Years, 7 Months ago
hageir wrote:
One thing on my to-do-list is to design a little overlay (for swing)
that you can put on top of the steps, so you can get a clear view of where the first beat of a bar is (VERY CONFUSING when working in 5/3, 3/4, etc.)


My god, that would be amazing! I agree, I find myself going cross-eyed looking at the steps when in odd times.
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Re:Complex Time Signatures 2 Years, 7 Months ago
zfigz wrote:
What do you mean by "every 2 step of 3 should be swung 70+%?"

Do you mean the 2nd step of every third bar?


Sorry for being vague:

In 3/4:

It would be (X = normal S = swung)

XSX |XSX | XSX | XSX et cetera.

Or:

SXX |SXX | SXX | SXX

but as soon as you work in that 3 step signature it's easy to get lost because of the physical graphics on the Machinedrum/MnM (1, 2, 3, 4, 5 - 16 = locked to 4/4)

That's why I need to find some time and do this thing so we can all print it out and mark it with swing, the first hit of each beat, etc.
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