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Metronome - beat subdivision options (for example triplets)

+46 votes
asked Dec 8, 2019 in Recording by huberttorzewski (360 points)
edited Dec 8, 2019 by huberttorzewski
Studio One fundamental feature requet. We need the option to set the metronome for example in triplet feel for some sections of the songs. Please let us do that PreSonus. The workaround of rendering and editing the click (quantizing to triplets) is just ridiculous and it's just pure waste of time during recording sessions. It's the most urgent feature request in my opinion. Who agree?

6 Answers

+3 votes
answered Jan 18, 2020 by michaelsack (220 points)
I agree. For a better understanding please ty to use a 9/8, 12/8 bar and you will see, that the metronome in this way sucks completely.

It seems that most of the S1 users work DJ-style or programmers  - they only use 4/4 obviously.
0 votes
answered Sep 8, 2020 by patrickazzarello (160 points)
I would agree. While it can be done in other ways, this is especially difficult if you have changing time signatures as well as music that moves between triplet and straight eighths. I tried to use 12/8 and then 4/4, but the metronome defaults to clicking the 8th notes.Since I also have a bar of 11/8 at one point and that makes it even more problematic.   I'm probably going to have to change the time signatures, render the click as audio, and then clean it up (e.g., remove the clicks I don't want). Painful....
+3 votes
answered Apr 2, 2021 by manncass (560 points)
Kind of impressive that this doesn't have more votes. A total must for any serious workstation.
0 votes
answered Nov 2, 2021 by jonathandemers (150 points)
Yes please, add this. No sense that we dont have that feature. It's a basic function on a metronome.
0 votes
answered Jan 21, 2022 by chrispratt8 (150 points)
I'm baffled that this is real.  How can we not have a triplet subdivision in the metronome?  I'm pretty sure even Garage Band does that.
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answered Jan 30, 2022 by dominikschiller (2,170 points)
I would go even so far as to add multiple layers for the metronome. For example, the first layer could be quarter notes, the second layer triplets.

It would be really handy if one could specify which notes of the current subdivision are being played (or which notes should be excluded) This would be very helpful for those who want to use Studio One to broaden their sense of timing.

Furthermore, extended tuplets, which are not too common in today's music, could be included (e.g quintuplets, septuplets, or even more complex tuplets). With the metronome, one could train the ability to perform those not too often used rhythms.