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svenh 2013-04-16 16:37

Support for upbeat in blocks
 
Blocks in the sequencer are very nice for organizing different parts of a song. To me, however, the blocks would be so much more useful if they supported upbeats. Let's say i have a song starting with four bars intro, eight bars verse, eight bars chorus etc. Often the verse as well as the chorus will start with an upbeat of something like three eights *before* the first bar of the verse of chorus.

When arranging the blocks in song mode, I would like to be able to move arround the blocks without the "semibar" upbeat pushing away the sound of other blocks - i.e. the upbeat of a block should move around with the block when you move the block, but it should not take up any space on its own, it should just be layered on the other tracks where it ends up.

This functionality could be presented to the user as the block having a "begin marker" (as a complement to the end marker) - the begin marker marks the start of the first bar of the block and everything that appears before the begin marker is the "non mutual exclusive" upbeat of the block.

Forgive me if I don't express myself very clearly, but I find this idea valuable enough to make an attempt at presenting it... Is there *anyone* that get what I mean? ;-)

nickmorgan19457 2013-04-16 16:48

+1
This makes blocks useless to me. Soul music almost never starts on the down of 1.

bananaranha 2013-04-17 17:06

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Originally Posted by nickmorgan19457 (Post 1289431)
+1
This makes blocks useless to me. Soul music almost never starts on the down of 1.

And what stops you from making the block larger, but only using the part of it from the upbeat on?

You can move the previous block in another midi lane, so they don't clash.

QVprod 2013-04-17 17:40

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Originally Posted by bananaranha (Post 1290200)
And what stops you from making the block larger, but only using the part of it from the upbeat on?

You can move the previous block in another midi lane, so they don't clash.

Theres only one lane for blocks. you can only use multiple midi lanes on instrument tracks.

craven 2013-04-17 18:12

I'm for adding additional block lanes! Would open up crazy possibilities and nice pattern editing. Just make it optional.

nickmorgan19457 2013-04-17 20:46

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Originally Posted by bananaranha (Post 1290200)
And what stops you from making the block larger, but only using the part of it from the upbeat on?

Because the anticipated chord or note happens in every time the verses starts?
Quote:

You can move the previous block in another midi lane, so they don't clash.
And because that sounds like a pain in the ass.

jhenshaw4 2013-04-17 23:34

could even just allow blocks to overlap in the block arrange lane


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