Yeah, we do a lot of compound/ odd meter feels in xuiqen.
The only real difficulty I ever encounter with scaling to 3/2x or 4/3x is the divisions for time-based effects stay the same. Meaning, it’s easy to get dotted 8th delays when scaled to 1x; you just drop to 24 (or 12 for dotted 16ths/ 48 for dotted 4ths)… but trying to get dotted 8th note triplets is rough. 21 is as close as you can get, and it’s rushing. (43 for dotted 4th triplets are much closer, etc)
- I actually imagine this is why they haven’t ported independent track scalings across from the OT: OT’s FX are serial/ track dependent so having time based FX that compliment independent scalings is more feasible than it is with only a single set of master sends.
I get the desire for page lengths that adjust to a chosen meter — It’s actually my biggest gripe with the Push, as I believe it should be able to give proper representations of a chosen meter in Ableton.
That said, I don’t mind it so much on Elektron boxes. If your brain really needs you to stay on a single page, conditional trigs should have you (largely) covered.
Regarding the question of how to program in 3/4 or 3/2:
- 3/2x gets you 6 divisions per beat (16ths become 24ths).
- 3/4x gets you 3 divisions per beat (16ths becomes 12ths).