How to input odd time signatures in RC?

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kid_b
KVRer
6 posts since 13 Nov, 2008

Post Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:58 am

Hi,

How can I mix odd time signatures alongside 4/4 time within a single composition?
Is this even possible?

Thanks for any advice.

Mike

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KVRAF
2795 posts since 9 Jan, 2010

Re: How to input odd time signatures in RC?

Post Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:20 am

Hi Mike,

yes, it is possible. You can assign time signature to not just the composition (globally) but to parts and lines, or even to a chord box. The latter is the smallest unit with its own chord, scale, tempo and signature setting.
The way it works: parts inherit the time signature (and tempo and scale) from the composition, lines inherit from parts, chord boxes inherit from lines, but any of these units can override any of the scale/tempo/signature if necessary.

For example if you want to override the signature for a line:

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Please note that RC uses a simplistic approach, so only the numerator of a complex time signature can be set, that is the number of beats per bar.

Thanks,
Attila
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kid_b
KVRer
6 posts since 13 Nov, 2008

Re: How to input odd time signatures in RC?

Post Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:12 pm

Thanks Atilla. That's helpful to know. Very cleverly implemented.

But my wish list for future versions would be a more conventional nominator / denominator display of time signatures.

Thanks much for your reply. Much appreciated.
Mike

nexussynth
KVRian
530 posts since 1 Jan, 2004

Re: How to input odd time signatures in RC?

Post Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:16 pm

+1
"..What is simple, is simply seen.."

lulukom
KVRian
722 posts since 30 Nov, 2013

Re: How to input odd time signatures in RC?

Post Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:00 pm

+1

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KVRAF
2795 posts since 9 Jan, 2010

Re: How to input odd time signatures in RC?

Post Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:22 am

I see! You will get it in v4.0 at the latest. This is on the to-do list for a while.
Thanks,
Attila
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Music Prototyping And Automated Composition Solutions

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Boone777
KVRian
629 posts since 8 Aug, 2011

Re: How to input odd time signatures in RC?

Post Sat May 12, 2018 3:37 pm

Is the ruler supposed to show the modification ? Like I input x3 but it's still showing 4 beats and also it gets unsynced with Reaper starting in this point. The chords are still played at the right moment in the song but the playhead lags behind further and further....

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Win 7, 64Bit, 16 Gig RAM, Intel i7 Quad 3.9, Reaper 5.62, Steinberg MR816x

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KVRAF
2795 posts since 9 Jan, 2010

Re: How to input odd time signatures in RC?

Post Sun May 13, 2018 3:05 am

I am sorry for this issue, this bug was fixed in v3.45.
Which version do you use?
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