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Re: Rhythm Question
For what it's worth, you guys should definitely check out the real time
sampling Drum Machine/Sequencer called WERKBENCH on iOS (for
This ingenious program lets you program a rhythm silently into the
machine and then sample what ever sound you want to populate that rhythm.
It has two simultaneous 16 note grids that can be chained to many more
grids to play in sequence.
What's hip about it, is that you can determine (in real time, what the
first and last note of your sequence is, which allows one to play any
time signature against another time signature
(not polyrhythmically, but using the same 'SUB PULSE' for all the
rhythms you are using).
You can then play with pitch, panning, volume, delay, filtering,
envelope either of each individual sample, or universally.
You can really play it like a real time instrument. I can't say enough
good things about it and, the audience sees you sample and program it in
real time, so they get
that cool 'creation' vibe; get that you are making all the music and not
just pressing play on a drum machine.
Check it out:
MARK HAMBURG WROTE:
So, calling the first rhythm A B and the second rhythm C D, you get a six
A+C B+D A+C B+C A+D B+C
That would seem to be 2 vs 3 but yes, I can see where that would work nicely. I don’t know of
anyone hardware drum machines that make that easy (even if you have two machines). Maybe in software,
but even there I’m not sure it’s something that’s readily available.
Is there a benefit to building it this way over just creating a two-bar
pattern and a three-bar pattern?
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