A editor steps idea (radiumers feedback wanted)

ecodjtal
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A editor steps idea (radiumers feedback wanted)

Post by ecodjtal » 09 Apr 2019 21:39

I need feedback from veteran tracker users, or simply other radium users about this idea. i don't want to suggest features that are only useful to me so i need some feedback from you guys (i know we are not many but still).

One of the things i always loved in trackers was the possibility to set step jump numbers. for example quickly tracking a four to the floor kick drum by setting the steps to 4 (or whatever division you chose to work with). as shown in the begining of the video below.

my idea to extend that feature is to loop/iterate through a list of step numbers at each note inputed in edit mode.
for example when you want to quickly track a rhythm that is syncopated, in the video the bass lick pattern was tracked by manually switching steps numbers to 3 than to 2 than to 3 again and so on.... this could be "automated" by allowing the user to input a list in this case [3,2,3] and at each note inputed the step number will change to the next one in the list.

this might even be scriptable in scheme or python so i'm not asking for the dev to implement this, at this point i mostly want feedback from the community

so is this a good idea ? who would use this ? for me i see it beeing useful for drum patterns that i often use and common bass licks or even plucks (for example trance riffs are repetitive and syncopated and only the notes change over time)

https://vimeo.com/329304836



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Re: A editor steps idea (radiumers feedback wanted)

Post by kjetil » 12 Apr 2019 16:17

One problem is that the API doesn't support a callback to do something when a note is entered, so it's not possible to change the step size when a note is added. It's probably not very hard to add a callback though in case this seems like a good idea.

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Re: A editor steps idea (radiumers feedback wanted)

Post by ecodjtal » 13 Apr 2019 15:37

okay thanks for the info, i'm going to take a look at other trackers forums to see if people talk about that kind of workflow.

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Re: A editor steps idea (radiumers feedback wanted)

Post by kjetil » 13 Apr 2019 16:12

Perhaps using swing would be better? In the block with the bass, how about having a swing with a "3 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 2 - 3" pattern? (you only need to fill in swing for the first bar) I had to set signature to 3/4 though, and lower the tempo:

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Re: A editor steps idea (radiumers feedback wanted)

Post by kjetil » 13 Apr 2019 16:19

And this way, to change the bass rhythm, you only have to change the swing.

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Re: A editor steps idea (radiumers feedback wanted)

Post by kjetil » 13 Apr 2019 16:39

It's probably better to change LPB for the swinging block rather than BPM, but I'm not sure about the math here. You'll probably figure it out if you think this is useful.

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Re: A editor steps idea (radiumers feedback wanted)

Post by ecodjtal » 14 Apr 2019 19:05

wow i never thought about that, i guess its possible to work like this too, i'm going to read about time signature and swing as i'm not too knowledgeable on those topics yet but this might be a interesting way to track things. thanks !

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Re: A editor steps idea (radiumers feedback wanted)

Post by ecodjtal » 14 Apr 2019 20:29

https://vimeo.com/330356886

i couldn't load the block so i tried to copy the values in the screenshot but i don't get the same result, any idea of whats going wrong?
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