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Request for new shuffle options

Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:57 pm
by teacue

Seing that D16 seems to be hard working on new versions of all plugs, I take the opportunity to remind you of an older request I had ;)

Maybe you remember, a year ago we had a conversation per email about this.
I was asking for the possibility to apply the swing/shuffle not only to each second step of a 16th grid but also to each second step of a 8th grid.
You kindly gave me a way how to achieve this using 2 bars instead of one.

This helps indeed but it would be a lot much easier if with "a little button" one could simply ;) apply the shuffle to another quantize grid than the 16th grid.

Here is my proposal:
Make a button with 5 options:

Option A
Shuffle applies to steps
2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 (this the way it works now)

Option B
Shuffle applies to steps
3, 7, 11, 15 (for a 8th note quantizing)

Option C
Shuffle applies to steps
5, 13 (for a 4er note quantizing)

Option D
Shuffle applies to steps
3, 6, 9, 12
(Using the 12 steps triplet mode, it would be a nice 8T note quantizing that would only shuffle the third note of a triplet but let the second note plays straight)

Option E
Shuffle applies to steps
5, 11 (to use in a 6/8 grid)

Except of Cubase that can do something similar (A, B and C) either offline with the quantize menu or in real time with the midi effect "Quantizer" I am not aware of a good working Drum machine that offers this function.

This added to the announced Midi Out Function would make "Nepheton" and "Drumazon" perfect (at least to me) :)
And it will at last stop my endless search for a good Pattern Style Sequencer for drums.

Best regards

PS I would be already very happy with option A and B only ;)

Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:12 pm
by Jacek@d16
Hi teacue,

i remember ofcourse - it's really a great idea. We have to do some research with such shuffle patterns. I can't promise You that it will be added in upcoming updates of Nepheton/Drumazon, but we'll add it for sure.
Maybe we'll add even a "user defined" shuffle pattern in some xml file... we'll see.
Thanks for Your shuffle examples :D

Kind regards,

Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:33 am
by teacue
Hi Jacek,

These are great news , even if it unfortunately won't happen now ;)
But why? Is it so difficult or time consuming to implement?

I also like your idea of "user defined" shuffle pattern very much :)
Jacek@d16 wrote:Thanks for Your shuffle examples :D
You're welcome :)

Best regards