Modulating tracks at different speeds.

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  • #957

    Darin
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    Track 1, speed 1/4x, acting as a feeder with some step pitch offsets.

    Track 2, speed 1, acting as a listener.

    Every step with an offset in track one only influences one step of track two (at the time both steps are run over by the chaselight). I expected the pitch modulation to last four steps, bearing in mind the 1:4 relationship between their tempi.

    A graph will possibly explain this better than words:

    nemograph-2.jpg

    1 – Pitch offsets on Track 1 (speed 1/4x). M stands for Muted step.

    2 – Pitch offsets on Track 2 (speed 1x).

    R – Modulation result Tr1->Tr2.

    I guess that this isn’t really a bug, but it would be very useful if a track could modulate more than one step of another track if they are running at different speeds.

    For instance, if you want to transpose a sequence in a periodic fashion, this would help to save track and grid slots. It sounds to me this would be a more musical and creative layout than the current one.

    I hope I have explained it well. Would it be possible to implement such a behaviour?

    #2331

    Jordi
    Participant

    You explained that amazingly well and I agree with you that I would expect it to function as you did.

    #2333

    Darin
    Participant

    Thanks, at least that’s the way some step sequencers work and a technique I’ve found very useful in the past.

    #2334

    gseher
    Keymaster

    I totally agree, I expected that also.
    I wanted use it like automated track pitch changes, so each step of the feeder sequence alters the pitch + whatever else of the listener track, until the next step in the feeder track.
    However when i tried to do this I got similar problems.. only worked when the steps are at the same time – not what I expected.

    #2335

    gseher
    Keymaster

    I totally agree, I expected that also.
    I wanted use it like automated track pitch changes, so each step of the feeder sequence alters the pitch + whatever else of the listener track, until the next step in the feeder track.
    However when i tried to do this I got similar problems.. only worked when the steps are at the same time – not what I expected.

    #2336

    gseher
    Keymaster

    Good point! Thanks for bringing it up. Added to the to-do list.
    Gabriel

    #2338

    Dan Godlovitch
    Participant

    Is this something which eventually got worked out?

    #2332

    Julian Parker
    Participant

    It’s not in 1.62, but if Gabriel is into it I’m sure it will come soon enough.

    #2628

    Jordi
    Participant

    Hopefully. I’ve been trying several workarounds for this particular issue, but it would be nice to have it implemented.

    #2629

    Dan Godlovitch
    Participant

    Can you do it by playing around with note length on the feeder track?

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