From: D. Michael McIntyre <rosegarden.trumpeter@gm...> - 2013-03-08 21:52:53
On 03/08/2013 01:44 PM, Stefan Thomas wrote:
> how can I quantize to a passage to exact eight-note triplets, or maybee
> even sixteenth sixtuplets?
To experiment with this, I slapped together a passage consisting of a
string of 8th note triplets entered manually in the notation editor. I
went into a matrix view and randomly messed up a number of the
durations, making them longer or shorter than they were.
I went back to the notation editor, selected the new mess, and hit the Q
To clean up the notation only, the following settings worked rather well:
base grid unit: 8th note
tuplet level: triplet
After running that, the notation quantizer did a nice job of aligning
the notes on the page with what they were supposed to be, and the messed
up performance durations were untouched. This is generally a good and
useful thing meant to make the notation look pretty while the
performance remains somewhat irregular and human.
If you want to do a hard quantize to physically change the performance
duration, the usual tool would be to use the grid quantizer. However,
there is no suitable base grid unit to choose to align on 8th note
triplets. I have no idea why we have the base grid units we do, but
that list has been unchanged for 10 years.
I started to pronounce this impossible, but then I remembered a trick.
Select the notes, then Adjust -> Quantize -> Fix Notation Quantization.
That gets it done, and what you see on the sheet now becomes the
performance duration as well, the same as if you'd gotten here with a
All of that being said, the quantizer can be very hit or miss, and
sometimes there's just no substitute for a lot of laborious hand work.
D. Michael McIntyre
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