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Re: Polyrhythms..

Post by hydrogen » Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:27 am

Nebula wrote:knock knock , is anybody here .
Sorry to revise this old thread but the info here is just invaluable to me as I go down the rabbit whole in polyrhythms .
All here has been a great help Ive been reading this over and over agin trying to get my head around it .
Thank you Steevio , years later and your help here is still greatly appreciated !
But are you still around on this forum !

One question I have for Steevio or anybody is when making techno how do you get your sounds to weave in and out of each other so fluently and cohesive .
Is their a certain polyrhythms like 3/4 , 5/3 or something like that , that's good for that kind of thing ?

Another question :
Do polyrhythms follow the math that says a 5/3 (etc..) = 5x3 = 15 steps so one sound has 5 notes over 15 steps and the other has 3 notes over 15 steps ? Is this correct
If so do all the notes need to be spaced out evenly or in a certain position ?

I know theres a general rule of just go with what sounds good but just wanted to know if I'm doing it right .

Thanks hope you guys are still here , please post link or info if you have any good resources on this specially as related to techno .
I'm going to make a big assumption here but It could be possible you are thinking about polyrhythms in terms of a DAW style sequencer. IMO, polyrhythms are best made on different style sequencers from the modular world...


you can do so many different things with these types of sequencers... retrigger sequences, skip notes, set pattern lengths, trigger timings... its quite endless really. This is something that would take your brain a lot to actually process but these step sequencers/clock/tigger generators handle all the complexity for you and you can just dial in the sound the way you hear it best.

if your on the computer using ableton this set of patches is really fun and inspiring....
http://hyakken.moo.jp/WordPress/product ... erseq16-2/
you can set different pattern lengths for each sequence and control different parameters in your daw. You will come up with unheard of results very very quickly.
Nebula wrote:I know theres a general rule of just go with what sounds good but just wanted to know if I'm doing it right .
I know what you are trying to say here man... but honestly... go with what sounds good. That is doing it right. there is endless possibilities when it comes to this stuff man.

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Post by motoperpetuo » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:16 pm

steevio wrote:
Martian Telecom wrote:
1 - 2 - 3 - 1 - 2
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 1

1 - - 2 - -3 - - 1
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 1

they cant both be right bro.
Hey steevio , his diagram is correct , but its showing polymeter , and yours shows polyrhythm!
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Post by slazarus » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:28 am

amazing thread , this just gave me a lot of cool ideas
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Re: Polyrhythms..

Post by motoperpetuo » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:33 am

am i right Steevio?

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