I recently returned from southern Africa - I was there when Omicron was discovered and got stuck there for awhile, so I decided to use the time to study African rhythms. African (and jazz and Afro-Cuban music, etc) is characterised by lots of polyrhythms and cross rhythms. As the musicians here know, it’s perfectly normal in those styles of music for some of the musicians in a piece to be playing duples while others are playing triples, so I want to do more of that in my own work.
How is that done in Cubase? When I set a time signature in the Transport Bar it seems to set it for the whole project. If I’m editing one track, say to 12/8, then I go to another track that was 4/4, it’s now 12/8, too. How do I give different tracks different time signatures and what other features does Cubase have to support polyrhythms?
Thanks in advance.