How to create even, odd and Poly-Rhythms in G-Stomper

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How to create even, odd and Poly-Rhythms in G-Stomper

Postby planet-h » Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:49 am

Time Signature Wizard:

The easiest way to create specific time signatures is to use the Time Signature Wizard.

The Time Signature Wizard offers a number of predefined musical Time Signatures (such as 3/4, 5/4,
12/8, etc.) to choose from. All you have to do is to select a Time Signature, and the Wizard automatically
assigns the correct settings for you.

If you want to create time signatures that are not provided by the Time Signature Wizard, or if you just prefer the "manual" creation, apply the settings as followed.

Even Rhythms:

On the Timing & Measure screen, set the following values for...

4/4: (this is the default)
Step Timing = 16
Steps per Bar = 16
Length in Bars = 1
Beats at Step = 1, 5, 9, 13

2/2:
Step Timing = 16
Steps per Bar = 16
Length in Bars = 1
Beats at Step = 1, 9

2/4:
Step Timing = 16
Steps per Bar = 8
Length in Bars = 1
Beats at Step = 1, 5

6/8:
Step Timing = 16
Steps per Bar = 12
Length in Bars = 1
Beats at Step = 1, 7

12/8:
Step Timing = 16
Steps per Bar = 12
Length in Bars = 2
Beats at Step = 1, 7 (at all bars)

Odd Rhythms:

3/4:
Step Timing = 16
Steps per Bar = 12
Length in Bars = 1
Beats at Step = 1, 5, 9

9/8:
Step Timing = 16
Steps per Bar = 6
Length in Bars = 3
Beats at Step = 1 (at all bars)

5/4:
Step Timing = 16
Steps per Bar = 4
Length in Bars = 5
Beats at Step = 1 (at all bars)

7/4:
Step Timing = 16
Steps per Bar = 4
Length in Bars = 7
Beats at Step = 1 (at all bars)

3.5/4:
Step Timing = 16
Steps Per Bar = 14
Length in Bars = 1
Beats at Step = 1, 5, 9, 13

7/8:
Step Timing = 16
Steps Per Bar = 14
Length in Bars = 1
Beats at Step = 1, 7, 13


Polyrhythms:

A Polyrhythm is the simultaneous use of two or more conflicting rhythms with different Time
Signatures. Since G-Stomper cannot have multiple Timing/Measure settings in one pattern, this might
be tricky, but can be done in various ways.

Mixing 4th and 8th Signatures:
Choose a Pattern size where both Time Signatures fit in.
4/4 and 12/8 for example can combined by choosing a Length in Bars where both signatures fit in.

A 4/4 has 4 quarter notes:
Step Timing = 16
Steps per Bar = 16
Length in Bars = 1

A 12/8 has 12 eighth notes (which are as long as 6 quarter notes)
Step Timing = 16
Steps per Bar = 12
Length in Bars = 2

If you now set the Length in Bars to 4, then the 12/8 will fit two times in the Pattern, while the 4/4 will fit
three times into it.

Mixing Triplets and Duplets and Quadruplets:
Time Signature = 16 Tri (or higher)
Steps per Bar = 12
Length in Bars = 2 (or higher)
Now use Step 1 and 7 for duplets, 1, 5, 9 for triplets, and 1, 4, 7, 10 for quadruplets.

Note: You can also create the triplet beat, then bounce it as audio, and then switch over to quadruplet
and program the quadruplets (while the triplets remain in the bounced audio). But with this method
you’ll lose the ability to change the tempo, as a bounced track is a fixed audio loop, and no longer a
trigger sequence.

Related doc chapter:
http://www.planet-h.com/gstomper/docs/G-Stomper_UserManual_TimingAndMeasure.htm

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