On Thu, 2016-09-15 at 01:49 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Sep 2016 01:45:47 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> > On Thu, 15 Sep 2016 01:31:02 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> > >
> > > A workaround could be to chose different meters, even
> > > asymmetrical
> > > meters seem to be possible.
> > And I'm not thinking about 1/4 or 3/4, but e.g. 7/8, which
> > seemingly
> > is possible. I didn't test, but perhaps even 1/8 or 1/16 are
> > possible.
> Btw. when you mentioned tempi within a bar, my google search was
> since this is the only reason IMO, when it makes sense to change
> within a bar.
Thanks again for all your help. I have read the manual, and even have
a printed copy here.
The problem is having to define the time in terms of beats, which are
largely irrelevant to my project. I want to be able to define these
points at any time, regardless of the notional beat. This can, of
course, be done in a midi file - I can do it using midicsv and then
csvmidi, but that is not nearly so easy to do as I hoped it would be in
qTractor - not easy, for instance, to try something and then undo it
and try a slightly different version.
Perhaps I need to experiment with other editors, which may have the
facility I want.
In case you're wondering why the midi beats are irrelevant, what I have
done (and want to do with quite a lot of other music) is to enter
tracks from a midi keyboard, with all the subtleties of timing that a
live performance can have and should have for certain types of music.
I can then tweak details. The actual "beats" in the midi file are
irrelevant except as a means of controlling the timing of the output -
the actual notes will only be approximately with those beats, or
perhaps not at all.
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