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Per Pattern Swing Factor

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packoman
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Hi,
I just started using Hydrogen and I have to say it is a truely amazing tool. I really like the swing factor tool regarding which I have a question:
Is it possible to the swing factor on only some of the patterns or only parts of the song?
I'm currently trying to program a song I like where they have a swinging rythm on some parts of the drum track.
If not is the some way to automize the swing factor control knob?
Thanks in advance,
Michael

ben_Zene
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Hi,

I've experienced a similar restraint but with regards to tempo setting. Hadn't even thought about swing automation yet. That's a very interesting idea.

I did find a way to program a drumsong including the tempo change thing back in version 0.8.?(sort of) but it was a bit tedious. I can't even imagine trying to program swing manually.

*>shudders_trying<*

I'm a bit ashamed to admit that I haven't even looked at the source code yet. I have been having too much fun working with what's already done. PMDQ, but is there a developers introduction howto available?

thanks,
bZ

bZ

packoman
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Hi,
yeah worth considering something like per pattern or maybe per measure/global automation by adding something like an automation track for some of the parameters like swing-factor, tempo and such.
In return I wasn't thinking of the tempo setting, as I sync to Ardour via Jack, which handle the tempo nicely.
A problem that might result from a per pattern tempo setting is, that if you have two samples playing simultaneous, it wouldn't make sense to have them play at a different tempo (for this I could not think of use at the moment).
On the other hand, a per pattern swing setting might definitely be very useful (although there might in reality exist no drummer, that would be able to swing on the bass drum and be straight on the snare and Hi-Hat.... BUT who cares :D ).
Anyways for a start doing a global automation would already be a really nice thing. Do you think this would be hard to implement?
I'm still relatively novel to the concept of contributing to an open source project, as I always shied away from the steep learning curve of the source code (although I was always considering it), but maybe I could contribute on this part(?)...
Best regards

packoman
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oh, yeah not to mention, that I'm completely unfamiliar with SVN or CVS (and whatever other version managing systems exist) and commiting patches.
I once looked around for good tutorials about these things, but didn't find any....

packoman
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oh, yeah not to mention, that I'm completely unfamiliar with SVN or CVS (and whatever other version managing systems exist) and commiting patches for that matter.
I once looked around for good tutorials about these things, but didn't find any....

ben_Zene
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The only drummer I can think of who can swing like that would be John Bonham. Kashmir is the song I'm thinking of.

bZ