Quantize register notes on wrong steps

Hi everyone,

I am new to the Squarp world, and got my Pyramid a bit over a week ago after having looked at it for over a year, and so far I am super happy!

I have a bit of an issue with the quantize function though, and I wonder if I’m the one who am the problem :slight_smile:

The thing is that when I record with quantize set to “on” the notes get put in a weird order because of the humanization + & -. It means that a tone that was closest to step 4 might be recorded on step 3 with + 77 humanize on it. This makes no sense to me, as it messes up the overview completely. Would make more sense that it would be recorded on step 4 with humanize being -23 instead.

It seems like a bug, but is it? Is there a reason behind it being like that, that I just can’t see? Or can it be fixed in some setting in the Pyramid, so notes always get registered on the step they are the closest to? I never experienced this problem with any other sequencer or DAW ever, and it makes the quantize really hard to use, when you want to clean up notes, or add more notes to your sequence.

I know that I can consolidate the track, but then I loose the non-destructiveness of the quantize effect, and the ability to edit / let loose some notes later.

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i cant say Ive noticed this, but honestly, Im not surprised…

the Pyramid has +/- 99% offset, which seems to catch us all out (at least initially) - as you say, usually what we expect is anything over +/- 50% to move to the next/previous step, but it doesn’t - the pyramid tends to prefer to keep events on the ‘current’ step. I think in the implementation there is some ‘reluctance’ to move events between steps, perhaps related to being ‘non-destructive’ ?.

I’d reach out to the squarp devs (via contact form) , they can tell you if its intentional (or a bug) and perhaps gives some background into why its like this.

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Ok, will try that. Thx :slight_smile:

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