I often write different parts of a composition in different rhythmic meters, e.g., chords in four but the melody in three, and this means that some notes never fall on time grid lines because one time grid does not accommodate all notes. So, my idea is to introduce different “rhythm planes” analogous to the image planes used in Photoshop.
This feature would allow composers to assign different notes within a project to different planes (each with a different time grid) such that all notes would fall on (at least) one grid.
The feature should provide the option of showing just one plane at a time (say just the three-feel notes), several different planes, or all of them at once. And this would be done by simply checking tick boxes for the plane(s) that you want to see.
To keep things visually clear, you should be able to color code notes by plane (just as you can currently color code notes by velocity or grid match).
It would also be nice to have the option of assigning a different metronome pattern to each plane to aid the recording of parts in different rhythmic meters.
Would “rhythm planes” be useful to anyone else besides me?