Hi Chris !
Here we go with the timeformat. If anything
remains unclear, don't hesitate to ask -I'm happy
the rant on... ;-)
Logic/Cubase do display timevalues (position and
length likewise) in a format of bar.beat.format.tick.
Here bar probably is obvious. Each bar is divided
according to the current measure signature (not sure
wether I'm using the proper english words). E.g. if
the measure is 4/4 a bar is divided into 4 beats.
Likewise in 6/8 the bar is divided into 6 beats (of
1/8 each). Each beat is divided according to the
current "format" (directly translated from german).
Usually this is /16. The closest I've found in RG is
the grid in the matrix editor. What we have both in
Logic and Cubase is the tempo (in BPM), the
measure (e.g. 4/4 or 6/8), the format (e.g. /16;
usually the shortest time to be scored). This results in
a possible range for ticks. E.g. with a measure of 4/4
and a format of /16 beats go from 1-4, format goes
from 1-4 and ticks go from 1-240 (this means a tisk
is a 1/3840 note). In Logic format is in the range of
1/4-1/96 note (1/16 the default).
There are the following adjustment available (to be
selected somewhere in preferences):
- dots as seperators on/off (default: on)
- ticks start at 0 or 1 (default: 1)
- suppress format on/off (default:off); ticks are
This gives the following displays for the start of a
- 22.214.171.124 (default)
- 1 1 1 1
- 1 1 1 0
- 1.1. 1
- 1 1 1
- 1.1. 0
- 1 1 0