[doggiebox] time signatures
mcarlyle at charter.net
Sun May 25 20:21:41 EDT 2003
The only real concern I have is time. I've been pulling a song out of
my head today that ended up with an 8/8 measure that led into a trio of
6/8 measures. A few weeks ago, I worked on something that ended up
being 10/8. While I certainly learned something from figuring that out,
I just felt that it was time that took away from getting things down
and recorded while they're still fresh. I need to know how to "set up
the Dog" so to speak. That's why I'd like to know where I'm going
before I just do that hunt and peck thing.
I know what you mean though about shortcut tools. I was hoping that I
could learn from one of those instead of trial and error with
doggiebox. I did learn something today that I had always puzzled over.
Doggiebox translates your tempo into your new time signature. Duh. It
used to bug me that I didn't know what was going on there, but it was
just trying to help me out ("it" being the software, of course).
I did find a metronome that is interesting, but what I wish for may not
On Sunday, May 25, 2003, at 05:32 PM, Carl Freire wrote:
> At 8:15 AM -0400 5/25/03, Mike Carlyle wrote:
>> This makes it challenging when I sit down with Doggiebox. I usually do
>> a couple of false starts, changing the combination of tempo/time
>> sig/note value.
>> What's the most reliable way for me to figure out what time signature
>> to start programming a beat with?
> Well, frankly I don't see the problem with worrying about false starts
> such. It's part of the joy of learning, and I'm not at all being
> when I say that. This is how we learn things, and the next time you
> in whatever meter it is you're working you'll know. Better to struggle
> through with it and acquire the knowledge than look for a shortcut
> Sermonizing aside, when I was tinkering with ProTools last week or
> it was, I discovered that it does have an "identify beat" function.
> whatever it is you're working on, select the entire track, and then
> run the
> function. I tried it only once, but this was with the imported
> drum track and hence something that must be easy for any algorithm to
> figure out. Don't know how well it will work with someone playing an
> instrument (I imagine pretty well if you're playing repetitive
> patterns or
> at least really accenting the beats), but FWIW.
> Carl Freire
> Oakland, California
> cfreire at ix.netcom.com
> cfreire at uclink4.berkeley.edu
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