Anyone know if it is possible to do compound time signatures in session percussionist?

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Jez Burns
Jez Burns Member Posts: 3 Member

I can't find any way to do 3/4, 6/8 or other compound time signatures anywhere? Does anyone know if this is possible? This seems like an amazing and versatile instrument, but being stuck with 4/4 time signatures would seriously restrict what is possible with it.

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  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI Customer Care Posts: 10,442 mod
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    Hey @Jez Burns You can actually edit the number of steps (aka articulations) per beat and the size of the loop so you can go crazy, way beyond 4/4, 3/4, 7/5, etc...

    You can check the manual HERE.

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  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI Customer Care Posts: 10,442 mod
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    Hey @Jez Burns You can actually edit the number of steps (aka articulations) per beat and the size of the loop so you can go crazy, way beyond 4/4, 3/4, 7/5, etc...

    You can check the manual HERE.

  • Jez Burns
    Jez Burns Member Posts: 3 Member
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    Thank you, that's really helpful. I did manage to use this method to get a 6/8 groove going in the end. It's an amazing instrument, really thoughtfully executed and designed from a producer / composer's perspective, and I've been waiting for something like this for years! I'm hoping a future version might incorporate an option to switch the grid view to compound time signatures (with perhaps a few more supported compound grooves), but the workaround is fine, and it's a fantastic plugin :-)

  • Jeremy_NI
    Jeremy_NI Customer Care Posts: 10,442 mod
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    @Jez Burns Thanks for the feedback, I'll share your comments with the responsible team!

  • VoxMan
    VoxMan Member Posts: 1 Newcomer
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    Hi, big fan of this instrument but I'm running into a timing signature issue. I'm working on a song in 6/8 and SP only syncs to the tempo of my session, not the time signature. I've search for hours and it led me here. Looks like the only way to adjust the time is by editing the grid inside SP and adding beats to each measure BUT the problem is that as soon as I try a different preset pattern, it all goes back to 4/4 and I have to start over. I'm sure I'm missing a simple solution since it would be extremely counter intuitive to work this way. Any advice? Thank you.

  • Alvin581
    Alvin581 Member Posts: 4 Member
    edited June 15
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    @Jeremy_NI Would you be able to give something a little more specific than "yes you can, look at the manual"? I'd also like to do some 3/4 time but it's not especially intuitive on how it's done. Is is possible to make each beat 3 steps maybe? Is there a way to have the grid go 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 and then straight onto 2.1?

    Thanks for your help!

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