I have a signature track that changes my song from 4/4 to 6/8. In the 6/8 section, I’m trying to use beat designer for programming drums. I have it set to 1/16 notes with 12 steps.
On the main DAW window I have my cursor set to the downbeat (beat 1 of the first measure in 6/8), however, when I hit play, beat designer starts from the 4th step. Every measure is off. I can still program but it makes it harder to look at and comprehend. I’m not sure how to fix this.
In this section of the song, cubase is in the 6/8 meter. In 6/8 meter, there are 6 Eighth notes per measure. I have configured beat designer to subdivide to sixteenth notes. In 6/8, there are 12 sixteenth notes per measure so I have set it to 16th notes and 12 steps. Is this not correct?
Also, it doesn’t ever resolve. It is perfectly aligned to the 6/8 meter (meaning it looks the same every time the new measure occurs), but each measure starts on the 4th step instead of the 1st.
That was actually just a polite and subtle way to say, “No that’s not correct. But thank you anyway for your response.”
Nope, at this section, cubase is in 6/8.
No, like i stated before, it doesn’t ever resolve.
Since it doesn’t actually resolve every third time like you supposed, I don’t think this is applicable. I did try moving the piece to where the change to 6/8 happened at different measure number to see if your suggestion would help. It didn’t do anything.
I really do appreciate you taking the time to respond. It wasn’t exactly what I needed for this problem though.