Global Quantization - how much is best?

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Global Quantization - how much is best?

Post by fstfrwrd » Mon May 12, 2008 10:01 am

how much do you use as global quantization and most importantly, why?

what are the (dis)advantages of using a higher or lower global quant. ?

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Post by fstfrwrd » Mon May 12, 2008 2:51 pm


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Post by robotsound » Mon May 12, 2008 2:59 pm

thats like saying how much cake should i eat?

how ever much you want to.

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Post by Patch » Mon May 12, 2008 3:11 pm

1/4 is best.

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Post by Machinate » Mon May 12, 2008 3:27 pm

1bar and above: Loads of freedom to trigger and then do other stuff (waving hands, doing ketamine) - less room for error, but if you DO miss a cue you're in for a longer wait to fix it, too.

below 1 bar: More flexibility in terms of expression - doing retriggering of stuff, even "playing" sounds in clip form. More room for error!

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Post by djgroovy » Mon May 12, 2008 4:42 pm

Machinate wrote:...doing ketamine...
You might want to set quantization to 1 day or so while doing that! :lol:

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Post by dphouse84 » Mon May 12, 2008 7:33 pm

Stuff I actually use.
sound card, speakers, mic, MBP, Mighty Mouse, Ableton, Reason, iPad, iPhone,Touchable, Rebirth, & other apps.
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Post by djfm » Mon May 12, 2008 9:24 pm

there is no rule its whats good for you not everyone else on here
but if your out to please people id say 1bar - Progressive

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Post by j0shu@ » Mon May 12, 2008 10:19 pm

is it a dj set? is it a live pa? how 'quick on the draw' are you?

i generally use 1 bar for live pa and dj sets and none when i play w/ a band.

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