Programming Subdivisions


#1

Simple question I can’t find an answer to: can you program subdivisions like 5 notes and 7 notes per measure in a 4/4 beat?

Thanks for the help!


#2

Perhaps you mean 5/4 or 7/4…?


#3

Not exactly. Programming a 5/4 beat into a 4/4 song in ableton, for example, would simply give you a polyrhythm. If this is different on the Pyramid, awesome! But I am specifically looking for the ability to have 5 notes evenly spaced in a 4/4 measure - functionally tuplets.


#4

Yes this is possible. You need to switch Pyramid from polymeter mode to polyrhythm mode in settings/misc/signature.

Then set up a new track with time signature of 5:4. This will give you 5 quarter notes evenly spaced against your other 4/4 tracks.

jim


#5

Thank you Jim! Wanted to make absolutely certain that this was possible before purchasing.


#6

Yup. If you like odd time signatures and uneven bar lengths you are pretty well catered for.

jim