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0008533ardourfeaturespublic2022-03-10 13:59
ReporterDonJaime Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status newResolutionopen 
Summary0008533: Make it possible to edit the metronome click pattern when editing the meter
DescriptionOne reason for bothering to set the meter is to get a metronome. As things stand the metronome click is inflexible and of variable utility: if I switch on the metronome in 3/4, 4/4 or 5/4 time, I get a reasonable, usable beat. If I switch it on in 7/8 time, I get too many clicks to follow easily unless the tempo is very relaxed. In 13/16 I just get lost.

It would be useful to be able to choose on which beats the metronome clicks.

A sensible place to make the choice would be in the "Edit Meter" dialog.
Underneath the "Lock style:" menu there could be a "Click pattern" section, with an interface similar to that of a drum machine like Hydrogen, with togglable dots on the beats that should click.

Allowing for clicks on subdivisions of beats would be useful, too, or allowing for division into arbitrary tuplets. (Yesterday I wanted to record a simple little song using the metronome, and it turned out to be mostly in 7/8 time with a quadruplet spanning the first three beats, so I ended up having to roll my own MIDI metronome with clicks on beats 1, 2.5, 4, and 6. And some bars turned out to be a quadruplet over 5/4...)
When changing meter the initial pattern should be the most recent one in the track for the meter chosen.
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al f

2022-03-10 09:48

reporter   ~0026345

Would also like to see this feature +1


2022-03-10 13:59

reporter   ~0026346

+1 I like too!

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2021-01-07 22:17 DonJaime New Issue
2022-03-10 09:48 al f Note Added: 0026345
2022-03-10 13:59 ragnarok Note Added: 0026346