# 3/4 time - quantisation

I tried 3/4 time the other day, but quantising went completely crazy. Am I missing something? How can I quantise to 3/4 time? Cheers.

It should be exactly the same just the sequencer moves at a different speed

Sorry I donâ€™t understand. I live-recorded a pattern in 3/4, applied quantisation and the notes went out of time, nowhere near their desired beat. I got the impression quantisation only works at 4/4?

Quantization per Track or Global?

Ooh that might be it. Let me take a lookâ€¦

I thought you meant you were using the sequencer in 3/4 x
It will move them to the nearest trig if set to 4/4.

You can set the sequencer to 3/4 x to get it to quantise to 3/4

I set the metronome to 3/4. I canâ€™t find how to set the sequencer to 3/4

Hit func+page then you can set the scale for all the tracks or per track by pressing func+yesâ€¦
The change the scale to 3/4x

Just looking up the menu, itâ€™s not clear that scale is the same as time signature? It says x3/4 plays back the pattern at three-quarters of the tempo. How is that 3/4 time?

If you set the length to 12 it will be 3/4 timeâ€¦
Egâ€¦ It will take the same time to do 12 steps as a pattern in 4/4 doing 16â€¦

or you can do multiples of 12. 24 etc

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Although the manual states that â€śSCALE controls the time signature of the trackâ€ť that is not strictly true as what it really does is set tempo differences between tracks thus allowing polyrythms.

If you have say two tracks with a 4/4 time signature, just setting one of those tracks to a 3/4 scale does not give that track a 3/4 time signature because the accents will remain the same.

The easier way to achieve a 3/4 time signature is to reduce track lenght to multiples of 12 instead of multiples of 16.

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Will that allow correct quantisation at 3/4 time?

I suspect that quantisation should not be a problem as long as you appreciate where your â€śbar down beatsâ€ť are.

Say if you want to get the maximum number of 3/4 time signature bars (measures) from a single pattern you would set pattern length to 60 which would give you 5 bars.

However you have to note that the bar down beats will be at:
Page 1, trig 1.
Page 1, trig 13.
Page 2, trig 9.
Page 3 trig 5.
Page 4, trig 1.

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Sounds like I have to kind of cheat my way to getting proper 3/4 quantisation?

The absolute easiest way to use non 4/4 time signatures with Elektron sequencers is to limit yourself to having only one bar (measure) per pattern.

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set it to 3/4x scale and try recording and see what happens

will do! Thanks bud.

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