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Old 2013-03-23, 10:45
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Time signatures greater than 16/x

For example, I like to write songs in 19/8. Reason's time signature limit makes this difficult to implement.
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Old 2013-03-23, 10:46
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And sometimes 23/8 for that matter. Does anyone else ever go higher than that?
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Old 2013-03-23, 15:14
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You can use time signature automation to create a two-measure 10/8-9/8 (or 12/8-11/8) cycle that repeats throughout your track. It's not ideal, but I wouldn't call it difficult.
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Old 2013-03-23, 15:27
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For example, I like to write songs in 19/8. Reason's time signature limit makes this difficult to implement.
What music goes in that time signature anyway?
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Old 2013-03-23, 22:54
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there are plenty of artists who use odd time signatures like that. The Mars Volta being one at the top of my mind.

I write a lot of stuff in odd signatures, but I don't think I've ever done anything above 16/x. that said, I don't discount the possibility, and agree that this should be achievable in Reason (without having to automate alternating time signatures).

so, +1.
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Old 2013-03-23, 23:57
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Been sayin' it for years. +1
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Old 2013-03-30, 21:16
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As someone who also enjoys writing music in alternate time signatures, I've found Reason to be a challenge to work in. Feature suggestion - allow us to permanently embed time signatures into particular bars.

Generally, I think it would fit Reason's connoted image if the sequencer were more musically oriented, and contained features that might be found in scoring software.

I used Guitar Pro to compose for years, and always liked the way it dealt with time signatures and note lengths/visual representation of rhythm. Despite all of Reason's undeniable benefits, using its sequencer has been a step backwards for me.
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Old 2013-03-31, 21:24
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Yeah I've never used reason with unusual time signatures only because it is harder to find where the beat is than say Guitar Pro which I have always used for this because of its ease at this.

What I think will improve this in Reason is having a step record function with standard note values eg semibreve, quaver, so we can input notes like in Guitar Pro, Sibalius etc.

Or they could finally put in support for standard notation, or rewire for Guitar Pro
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Old 2013-04-01, 03:35
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As someone who also enjoys writing music in alternate time signatures, I've found Reason to be a challenge to work in. Feature suggestion - allow us to permanently embed time signatures into particular bars.
What does that mean exactly? Just wondering.

I personally found the time signature automation to be just fine and dandy on Reason.

As for the 19/8 or 23/8 (23/8??? lol) If I personally seen that on a score/chart after I quit WTFing I would probably count it as 12/8 + 7/8 or 12/8 + 11/8 anyway. Once you draw in the two bars you can copy and paste the sucker for as long as you want.
 

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