progressions default length

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tsferro
KVRer
7 posts since 17 Mar, 2015

Post Wed May 20, 2020 6:19 am

new user here, so I apologize in advance for the simple nature of my inquiry....
(also, I couldn't find a way to search the forum?)

my question:
is there a way to change the default progressions length? my compositions are slower-paced, and I would prefer i.e. 4 bar progressions to fill out 8 bars when I drop them into my composition, as opposed to the default 4 bars....I've watched about 75% of the instructional videos and haven't seen anything on this

tsferro
KVRer
7 posts since 17 Mar, 2015

Re: progressions default length

Post Wed May 20, 2020 6:23 am

hah - found the search function -- but nonetheless couldn't find an answer to my question

BluGenes
KVRian
727 posts since 15 May, 2017

Re: progressions default length

Post Wed May 20, 2020 4:37 pm

Hi and Welcome!

That is set in Settings -> Misc Tab.. and "New Composition".. When making changes in the settings, sometimes it is necessary to close and re-start RC..

tsferro
KVRer
7 posts since 17 Mar, 2015

Re: progressions default length

Post Thu May 21, 2020 3:46 am

thanks for the reply - I was able to increase the beats per bar to 8 using these settings which is quite handy, however, when I drop a new progression into the composition editor from the floating progressions window, the 4-chord progression only fills in the first two bars (the progression is still changing after 4 beats/even after restart) - I was hoping there's a way to have these saved progressions automatically "spread out" over the 4 bars, ie so that each chord in the progression changes after 8 beats instead of 4 beats)

BluGenes
KVRian
727 posts since 15 May, 2017

Re: progressions default length

Post Thu May 21, 2020 4:07 am

ok, that's a bit different.. at the top of the "Phrase Browser" (that floating progressions window) is a setting for the length.. also, just below the transport are some resizing settings..

tsferro
KVRer
7 posts since 17 Mar, 2015

Re: progressions default length

Post Thu May 21, 2020 5:35 am

ahhh - so I finally figured this out - in the master track row, you have to drop the progression over the master track box (the one containing the 5 shortcuts, ie keys, magnet, etc) for the progression to spread out properly and not over the columns to the right of this in the master track row - not sure if this is the expected behavior but glad it is working!

BluGenes
KVRian
727 posts since 15 May, 2017

Re: progressions default length

Post Thu May 21, 2020 7:48 am

ok, yea, my mistake, based on how I interpreted what you were asking, I completely missed that one.. lol.. for some reason, I thought you were asking about phrases..

yea, for progressions, just drag over the timeline.. it will snap to were your mouse is located.. snap settings apply here too..

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