Eighth notes Shuffle

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Eighth notes Shuffle

Post by teacue » Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:54 am


is it possible to apply shuffle to eighth notes? (8th)
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Post by Jacek@d16 » Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:54 pm

You mean 8 notes with shuffle and 8 without in 16 steps pattern?
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Post by teacue » Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:17 pm

Oh I guess I wrote it bad.
I meant 8th notes

I also think it is not possible in Drumazon as AFAIK it is also not possible with a TR-909 or a TR-808

Applying shuffle on 16th notes the way it works on Drumazon and Nepheton is what one could also call "Half time swing" or "Half time shuffle"
I was talking about "normal" swing where the offbeat 8th notes are shuffled, as you will mostly find in Jazz music.
To make it clear with a 16 steps-Drumazon-pattern:
It would be playing the uneven steps only (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15) and shuffling the steps 3, 7, 11 and 15

I am aware that one can use the 16th shuffle and use the half tempo on Drumazon but it can be sometimes quite confusing when you sync to the host.

In case it is not possible, I think it would be a nice addition to Drumazon and to Nepheton ;)

There are even situations where I could use shuffle on quarter notes :)

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Post by teacue » Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:16 am

Do you think it is something that could be implemented on Drumazon and Nepheton and well on Phoscyon too?
It would be a really great addition ;)

In the meantime I found out that the only possibility to aproximately get shuffle on off beat 8th notes is to use the 8 step pro quarter scale and to programm the off beat 8th on step 6 and 14 (instead of step 5 and 13)
These steps can be shuffled.
Minus is that you have to use two pattern to make a 4/4 bar and also you can not get the whole shuffle-scale you would obtain if 8th could be shuffled.

An other way is to write the music in 1/2 time and use 16th instead of 8th (not a good solution for me)

Cubase is interesting for this as you can choose between several grid to apply the swing quantize: 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64 and 1/128 (so yes I know I can use Cubase for this and I do too, but I love using the internal patterns)

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