Longer Beat Editor Cycles Maybe?

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The last few times I've posted suggestions, it turned out my suggestions were already features in LMMS (albeit, kind of well-hidden ones). So if that happens, I'm sorry (but also not, because that means I won't have to wait for it :mrgreen: ).

So I really like making beat patterns that are more than one measure long. When I'm in 4/4 time signature I feel like one measure for a beat pattern to loop back on itself is usually inadequate for what I want to do, so I usually end up having to double-click to open the piano roll to do multiple measures. This can get really tedious, and also difficult depending on how complex the beat is since you have to program each voice separately. I'd like to be able to program more than one measure worth of drum pattern without having to open the piano roll.

The only way I've found to sort of do this is to change the time signature to 4/2 and halve the tempo (or 8/4 etcetera), but doing this comes with its own batch of annoying complications and is kind of counter-intuitive.

Any thoughts?
Um, right click; add steps?
Or did I misunderstand your problem?
https://lmms.io/documentation/Beat_Bassline_Editor

See the + and - on the top right? The ones that say "Add steps" and "Remove steps" when you hover over them. They're not really all that well hidden ;).

Steve
WHADJ...? *sigh* Looks like I've done it again... :x

I guess I've seen those buttons in passing but I never really realized what they did. I feel like an idiot now. Thanks for the help!
You mean you see buttons and you don't fiddle with them to see if they do anything interesting ? What an odd way of behaving ;).

Steve
Foggy wrote:
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:48 pm
Any thoughts?
I have thoughts, and they are going in a completely different direction..
I apose making longer B&B-lines. I favour to use a lot, but very tiny B&Bs.
Its really all explained in the 'plan C' in here http://lmms.io/wiki/index.php?title=Com ... instrument
When i wrote it, i called it LEGO method, and thats exactly what the strength of this method is: Modular-variation
Plan C is way superior to A and B; -simply because Plan C can create both A and B, neither A or B can create C, but C is also the most complex to works with.
Using mutant-clips
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nqzK2tGi5I
with C is the best, if 'best' means multiple methods of variation.
slipstick wrote:
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:08 pm
You mean you see buttons and you don't fiddle with them to see if they do anything interesting ? What an odd way of behaving ;).

Steve
Usually when I start up LMMS I have a melody in mind that I'm trying to get down and develop, and then I get focused and it kind of gives me blinders, and then I tend to learn what things do when I'm trying to find out a way to do (x) but it isn't immediately apparent. Otherwise, I'm totally the type of guy who gets yelled at for messing with things that ought not be messed with...

musikbear wrote:
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:43 am
Its really all explained in the 'plan C' in here http://lmms.io/wiki/index.php?title=Com ... instrument
When i wrote it, i called it LEGO method, and thats exactly what the strength of this method is: Modular-variation
Plan C is way superior to A and B; -simply because Plan C can create both A and B, neither A or B can create C, but C is also the most complex to works with.
I do this, too, it's just that the phrases I usually come up with take more than one measure to resolve themselves, and I can't justify to myself having the first half of a phrase in one beat track and the second half in another. ...If that makes any sense. :/

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