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Delay/Modulation - NOTE Parameters - SYMBOLS??

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Hi,

 

Obviously this question only arises when editing FX on the Remote App.

 

 I am not a music student and have only a very limited knowledge of musical symbols/notation

 

Does anyone have a definitive answer to what the symbols are equivalent to in note duration/value?

I get the  obvious ones  e.g. whole, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32 (that is the range available).  I think I also get the single dotted intervening notes - 3/4, 3/8, 3/16. 3/32 ?? -  but am struggling to pindown the  three note symbols that have a number 3 attached (symbol top right) -  are these supposed to be triple dotted notes???

 

I cannot find an answer after a thorough forum search and there is nothing in any L6 FX Manual that I have come across that touches on this topic.  

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Those are quarter, eighth, and sixteenth note triplets. It's not entirely intuitive how they relate to their parent notes, but this gets the idea across:

 

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A triplet is playing three notes in the space of two. So a quarter note triplet is the same overall length as two quarter note. An eighth note triplet is the same length as two eighth notes, and a sixteenth note triplet is the same length as two sixteenth notes.

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Thanks phil_m for that incredibly quick reply.  Ok so they are triplets - is there a standard way of expressing them as fractions, in the way  a whole (1/1) or quarter note (1/4) can be?

Also is my understanding of the dotted note  correct i.e. 3/4, 3/8, 3/16. 3/32 ???

Cheers,

Richard

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4 minutes ago, clearyrich said:

Thanks phil_m for that incredibly quick reply.  Ok so they are triplets - is there a standard way of expressing them as fractions, in the way  a whole (1/1) or quarter note (1/4) can be?

Also is my understanding of the dotted note  correct i.e. 3/4, 3/8, 3/16. 3/32 ???

Cheers,

Richard

 

As far as the math - a single triplet note is always going to be 2/3 as long as its parent note. If you're comparing them to the whole note, it would be 1/6, 1/12, and 1/24 respectively. It's probably more useful to compare them to a quarter note, though, as that's what you'd be tapping in. So compared to a quarter note, it would 2/3, 1/3 and 1/6.

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