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Editing Rhythmic Patterns
Some contraptions in AudioMulch are beat based and allow you to set up rhythmic patterns. You do this by selecting units on grids, called rhythmic pattern editors. Contraptions that use rhythmic pattern editors include Drums, Bassline, Arpeggiator, and SouthPole. With Bassline and Arpeggiator, you can also create melodic sequences.
Editing pattern rhythmsPattern editors deal with rhythmic events displayed on a grid. You can toggle events on and off by clicking on the pattern cells on the grid. Most pattern editors allow you to "paint" multiple cells by clicking and dragging over them. The Drums pattern editor works more like automation: you can drag drum hits by clicking and dragging.
Each contraption's pattern editor works differently, based on its specific use. Information about specific pattern editors is available in the Help File for the corresponding contraption.
Pattern editors have bar and beat numbers and divisions, which are indicated near the top of the pattern editor in the time ruler. They also have time signatures that you can change. To read more about how to change time signatures, see Time Signatures and Rhythmic Units.
Looping and changing the length of rhythmic patterns
Rhythmic patterns have a finite length, and loop at that length. You can, however, change the length of the pattern.
|To change the length of a rhythmic pattern:|
Zooming in and out
You can also zoom in and out along the horizontal (time) axis, so you can see the pattern editor at different resolutions.
|Zoom in and out along the time axis using one of the following methods:|