theres a difference between working in polymeters, and working in one timesiganture say like 9/8.::BLM:: wrote:^^ yes thats what I mean.
That’s essentially what I was asking; just that screenshot wasn’t clear at all as it cut off when I uploaded it.
So sometimes I just loop 7 bars which creates something other then the normal 4 bar way of working. And if I do it a lot in a track with lots of different parts looping on different bars it sounds quite good.
working in 9/8 for the whole track will produce a different effect because you arent referencing it with 4/4. working in polymeters gives you a juxtaposition, usually in techno referenced against mostly 4/4.
in say 9/8, everything is in 9/8, bass, synth lines, percussion etc. with maybe only the kick as a constant.
i do a mixture of all these things, some tracks are mostly 4/4 with just adornments in polyrhythms, others are polyrhythmic with no dominant time signature, others written in entirely one time signature, i dont differentiate tbh, its all just music to me, its whatever sounds good.
9/8 is so close to 4/4 that it's hard to tell, you know theres something different about it, but it doesnt sound that unusual.