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Posted on: February 03, 2021 @ 05:41 AM
southpoint
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When quantizing to real-time record - what do the various options (numbers) and the added symbol represent? The 1st option is a 60 with what looks like a 32nd note. So - what does the 60 mean? Quantizing to a 32nd note should mean for a 4/4 measure...shouldn’t it mean 32 discrete quantized positions for the measure?

Then, if I go to the next option, it is a 16th note ... and then a symbol I don’t recognize… then a 80. What is the added symbol supposed to be? It looks like a stack of cards. Similarly - I’m not sure what the 80 means.

Initially, I was trying to simply record a triplet hi-hat over a 4/4 beat. I had to experiment with all the quantizing options to figure out that the 80 with the added symbol provided what I needed.

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Posted on: February 03, 2021 @ 07:15 AM
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The Motif sequencer has a resolution of 480 PPQN (Parts Per Quarter Note). The number is the note length, based on 480 PPQN. A 32nd note is one eighth the length of a quarter note, or 60 parts long. An eighth note is half the length of a quarter note, so 1/2 of 480, or 240 parts. Etc.

The symbol you don’t recognize, a 3 with a bar over it, indicates a note triplet.

See (14) Quantize (Record Quantize) on page 146 of the XF Reference Manual for details. If you’re unfamiliar with a triplet, Google “note triplet”.

If you don’t have the Reference Manual, you can download it:
https://usa.yamaha.com/files/download/other_assets/4/323564/motifxf_en_rm_a0.pdf

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Posted on: February 04, 2021 @ 06:49 AM
southpoint
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Thx - that was helpful. I’m very familiar with a triplet - but the tiny low resolution “3” and bar on top totally escaped me from a graphical perspective.

Thx for the link to the reference manual. I had a 2nd hand paper copy - but the pdf is much better.
Thx
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Posted on: February 04, 2021 @ 12:20 PM
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southpoint - 04 February 2021 06:49 AM

Thx - that was helpful. I’m very familiar with a triplet - but the tiny low resolution “3” and bar on top totally escaped me from a graphical perspective.

Thx for the link to the reference manual. I had a 2nd hand paper copy - but the pdf is much better.
Thx
IW

You’re welcome.

I included the triplet reference because it’s often hard to know the depth of a poster’s musical knowledge, and these threads are usually read by numerous people having varying levels of understanding.

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