Digitone Long Sequences


#1

Hey guys,

Not sure if this has been discussed already.

I mostly use the DN for pads and longlasting atmospheric stuff. Atm I have the scale of the BPM set to 1/4 in order for me to have nice long pads and events the happen over a longer period than 4 bars.

I remember that there was a trick with trig conditions and micro-timing to bypass this. However, I can’t get it to sound right.

As I recall, the trick would be to:

  • Set a note on the first trig of the sequence
  • Give it a trig condition of say 1 out of 2
  • Place a note on the second trig of the sequence, next to the first one
  • Give it a trig condition of 2 out of 2
  • Then, try to get them to overlap with the micro-timing.

The last part is something that I haven’t been able to get sounding right, maybe I’m missing an obvious step here? Any ideas?

Cheers!


#2

With the tempo scaled down that much the micro timing might be too coarse to be able to do that well.
i.e it won’t nudge close enough to be perceived as occurring on the same step.


#3

And make sure it is not the same note, because that’s one of the quirks of the Digitone: the same note steals the voice of the previous one even if there are still voices available.


#4

Thanks! yeah now its scaled down so much to get the result I want. However, I want to use this trick to be able to get the same result at 120-130 bmp


#5

Ah maybe that is what’s happening! hmmmmm :face_with_monocle:


#6

Make sure also to turn the quantize off on that track otherwise the microtiming won’t be applied.


#7

Another great tip, cool I’m going to try as soon as I get home


#8

Yep, this one tripped me up the other day!