[Doggiebox] Relevance of time signature?

Corey Knafelz corey at fuzzylogical.com
Thu Feb 10 16:52:36 EST 2005


I've used it too, for 3/4 and 7/8. I think if the feature were removed it would
be a clumsy experience... if a user don't know what a time signature is yet,
they are going to need to learn at some point.


Quoting Ben Kennedy <ben at zygoat.ca>:

> I have another question for you.
>
> How important is the time signature functionality in Doggiebox?  Does
> anyone use anything besides a 4-based meter (e.g. 6|8, 2|2, etc.)?
>
> Some discussions I've had on a few occasions have led me to start
> questioning the utility or wisdom in sticking with this western-music
> idiom.  When I started out, I thought it would be clever and useful to
> give Doggiebox an awareness of real-world musical concepts (a little
> smarter than other drum machines).  In practice however -- aside from
> identifying the number of beats in the bar -- the time signature does not
> serve much purpose in the Doggiebox UI other than pretty looks.
>
> In light of the geometry and editing issues I raised in the previous
> message, I'm wondering if it would be advisable to drop the distinction
> of time signature in favour of a more rudimentary "just how many beats in
> the bar".
>
> Feedback?
>
> -ben
>
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