### Tempo scale

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**Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:19 am**Hello everybody,

I come up with a basic question since I just started trying Drumazon and Tempo Scale leaves me puzzled...

Since I'd like to have a progressive drum machine beat as I could do with a real machine playing live by adding and killing parts as I'm playing, I found no other solution than writing what I'm doing in my instance of Cubase as a regular drum pattern in the piano roll, after I found what I wanna do on Drumazon.

I tried to make some 3 (or 6) beat pattern to fit in a 6/4 (or 6/8) signature, but I'm doing it wrong. I only manage in making the 12-steps pattern in the picture I attached fit within a triplet quantized 4/4 pattern...

Can you explain me a bit more than what the manual does how the tempo scale work ? I mean, I know music, I know signatures, I know everything but I think I'm missing an important point here !

In the manual, it says :

Binary feel (works as 4/x signature in Cubase) :

- bottom : 4 buttons per quarter note, then eighth notes like : "1 e and a 2 e and a 3 e and a 4 e and a 1..."

- one upper : 8 buttons per quarter note, then sixteenth notes like : twice as faster

3-beat-ish feel (works as 3/x or 6/x or 9/x or 12/x or... depending on where my accents are and what length is the sequence) :

- one upper : 3 buttons per triplet, then : "1 two three 2 two three 3 two three..."

- one upper : 6 buttons per triplet, then : "1 and two and three and 2 and two and three and 3 and two and three and..."

Where am I wrong ?

Thanks for your answers, it'd help a lot

I come up with a basic question since I just started trying Drumazon and Tempo Scale leaves me puzzled...

Since I'd like to have a progressive drum machine beat as I could do with a real machine playing live by adding and killing parts as I'm playing, I found no other solution than writing what I'm doing in my instance of Cubase as a regular drum pattern in the piano roll, after I found what I wanna do on Drumazon.

I tried to make some 3 (or 6) beat pattern to fit in a 6/4 (or 6/8) signature, but I'm doing it wrong. I only manage in making the 12-steps pattern in the picture I attached fit within a triplet quantized 4/4 pattern...

Can you explain me a bit more than what the manual does how the tempo scale work ? I mean, I know music, I know signatures, I know everything but I think I'm missing an important point here !

In the manual, it says :

*"Tempo scale can be described as the number of steps per quarter note. Default value is four*

steps per quarter note. Successively counting from the bottom there are: 8 steps per quarter

note, 4 steps per quarter note, 6 steps and 3 steps per quarter note."steps per quarter note. Successively counting from the bottom there are: 8 steps per quarter

note, 4 steps per quarter note, 6 steps and 3 steps per quarter note."

**But to my understanding**and when I look at the interface, I rather understand :Binary feel (works as 4/x signature in Cubase) :

- bottom : 4 buttons per quarter note, then eighth notes like : "1 e and a 2 e and a 3 e and a 4 e and a 1..."

- one upper : 8 buttons per quarter note, then sixteenth notes like : twice as faster

3-beat-ish feel (works as 3/x or 6/x or 9/x or 12/x or... depending on where my accents are and what length is the sequence) :

- one upper : 3 buttons per triplet, then : "1 two three 2 two three 3 two three..."

- one upper : 6 buttons per triplet, then : "1 and two and three and 2 and two and three and 3 and two and three and..."

Where am I wrong ?

Thanks for your answers, it'd help a lot