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Old 02-23-2003, 11:54 PM
emilano emilano is offline
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Default Quick click setting question...

Hey there. I'd like to set my PT click to have a jazz or swing feel. Not being too educated in the rhythmic theory area, I have no idea how to do this (in the Tempo/Meter Change dialog window in 5.1.1). Could anyone respond with a quick tip? Just the basic, tizz tip tedizz, tip tedizz, tip tedizz, tip tedizz that would be played on the hi-hat or ride cymbal.

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Old 02-24-2003, 06:28 AM
AE AE is offline
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Default Re: Quick click setting question...

I don't think you should try this.

A click track with a swing feel would generally be an eighth-note click. Why would that be helpful? A quarter-note click is almost certainly easier to play with.

If you do a quarter-note click, it will have a straight feel so you don't need to do anything special on your end. And this is totally fine; it's the interaction between a straight pulse and swing eighths that creates the rhythmic push and pull of jazz.

Stick with quarter-note clicks, and your jazz artists will be just fine. That is, if they don't mind playing with a click in general...
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Old 02-24-2003, 11:47 AM
davip davip is offline
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Default Re: Quick click setting question...

I pretty much agree with the above, but I can imagine situations where you might want the click to imply the swing feel. The best way might be to have a quarter note click with an underlying triplet pulse. Take a look at the Metro click plugin from http://www.tllabs.com.

You could also record a MIDI sequence using hi-hat samples and quantize it to any swing percentage you like if true triplets aren't swingy enough.
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Old 02-24-2003, 11:12 PM
leebeefunny2 leebeefunny2 is offline
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Default Re: Quick click setting question...

if you had an audio click track instead of midi, then you can use beat detective to manually add a user defined amount of swing. do it to one bar of click...then repeat it. good-luck.
correct me if i'm wrong -- lcq
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