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Old 02-15-2019, 01:39 AM
JazzyJ JazzyJ is offline
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Default 6/8 Time signature with 6 grid lines per measure?


Can anyone tell me how to set up a 6/8 session so that each measure/bar has 6 quarter note grid lines?

This has puzzled me for years - if I can crack this, it will be a game changer for me!

So just to clarify, each bar goes '1,2,3,4,5,6' / 1,2,3,4,5,6 / 1,2,3,4,5,6 and so on and has six grid lines so that working in midi note can simply be dragged to a grid line.

Thanks for your help.

(update - 50 views and no replies? Looks like this is a 4/4 forum! - I've seen that in Presonus Studio One to have a 6/8 grid is as easy as inputting the time signature - Oh to see SIX grid-lines per measure in Pro Tools, a click that follows and the real tempo.........any help would be appreciated)
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Old 02-15-2019, 10:58 AM
DavidMathew DavidMathew is offline
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Default Re: 6/8 Time signature with 6 grid lines per measure?

Did you mean six eighth note gridlines per measure?
I just set up a session and it seemed to work well.
Make sure Conductor Track is off, set Event > Time > Change Meter to 6/8, turn on Grid, and set grid to 1/8 note. You get six divisions per bar.

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Old 02-18-2019, 10:29 AM
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Default Re: 6/8 Time signature with 6 grid lines per measure?

Yep, I'm pretty sure you meant to say an eighth note grid, right? (not Qtr)...

1) Make sure Tempo & Meter tracks are showing in Edit window.

2) Select "Grid" & set your grid to 8th notes, as David said.

3) Set your session Tempo. (+ sign next to Tempo in top Left edit window)

4) Set your Meter to 6/8 (+ sign next to Meter in top Left edit window) AND make sure to change the "click" box to resolve to an 8th note instead of the default quarter note

Hope it helps...
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