I could use some insights into using the Duration and Repeat functions.
I realize I’m not making use of this feature as well as I could be. I’d like Scaler to play more interesting harmonic rhythms and use the Rest feature more effectively. I want to get away from having progressions that can get too block-y with a change on the first beat of the measure, etc.
I’m experimenting with this but have workflows that get me what I want, but they’ve avoided working with this feature.
Some basic Harmonic Rhythm formulas would help. For example, chords on the upbeat of 8th notes in 4/4 time. Similar such formulas for generating harmonic rhythms could be worked out, I’m sure.
Another example would be chords in 16th note triplets with a rest patterns, a “funky strum” kind of sound. What would be the formula of Chord, Duration and Repeat to generate something like that? Including Rests, such a pattern might fill several Pattern Banks in an instance of Scaler. Can Rests be less than a beat? See how much I don’t know.
I am hacking away at this a bit, but, as I said, my workflows get me the harmonic rhythms I want.
If I work anything useful out with this I’ll post here. But, I often find others are miles head of me on any given topic or just have a good idea or two to share.
Thanks for reading. Nothing urgent here, but your thoughts and suggestions are always welcome.