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Polyrhythms in Caustic

How do you create polyrhythms in Caustic ?  A tutorial covering this topic would be very useful.  I know that there are  tricks and workarounds but i would like to hear more about this .

 

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Well, polyrytams are easy to

Well, polyrytams are easy to create actually. In my opinion you are supposed to create one normal patern on channel one, and opposite patern in the chanal 2. After that you combine them together in one pattern on channel 3. You can silence the audio from input one and input 2. After that you add two compressors on channel 3. Assigne them on channel one and on channel two. Also put the limiter on channel one and channel two. It should work I think.
Polyrytams are very useful if you want to create a dynamic arp.

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@Amel** WTF are you talking

@Amel** WTF are you talking about?

lolol how does one produce polyrhythms in caustic?

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyrhythm whenever I've looked at it before, I'm pretty sure that you can create Polyrhythms in Caustic but maybe it would be easier in the song sequencer than pattern mode - I've not tried it but it always looks achievable.

I may try this week.

 

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I am a trance producer in

I am a trance producer in about 13 years now. I now what I am talking about.

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Here's an example of a loop

Here's an example of a loop that looks easy enough to create - maybe easier in the sequencer though.

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Here's a stab at the above..

Here's a stab at the above...using an 808 kit so it's a kick and a low tom.

The kick is every 4 beats, the tom is every 5.

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... yeah, anyway, there's no

... yeah, anyway, there's no super easy way to make weird tuplets in caustic, but here's a method to make half note quintuplets. I use these all the time.

1. Make a note every third 16th note, like dotted eighth notes. If you skip the last one you'll have five.
2. Select the last 4 and go into 64th (smallest) note view with quantization off.
3. Move them 4/5 of a 64th note. You just need to wing it here, it'll be close enough.
4. Deselect the first note you just moved so you have the last 3 selected.
5. Move those three 4/5 of a 64th note, so they are now 3/5 into the next 64th note.
6. Continue the pattern of deselecting and moving.
7. You have achieved half note quintuplets.

Or you could be a badass and record them live.

If you want septuplets or undecuplets or something, I suggest drawing a line on a piece of paper, drawing sixteen dots above it to represent sixteenth notes, and drawing the number of dots you want below it in the same space, and just see where they line up. See if you can tap it out with your hands. Then just turn quantization off and place your notes where they go until it sounds right.

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With the pattern 3 posts

With the pattern 3 posts above (the 5 bar loop image) you could write it in the Beatbox with an 8 bar pattern and only fill the first 5 bars. You can then place the patterns in the song sequencer but shrink the 8 bar pattern down to 5.

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I think some may be confusing

I think some may be confusing polymeter with polyrhythm
Polymeter is easy to do in Caustic, especially if you length your pattern length to 8 beats instead of four.
Polyrhythm is not possible in a simple way. You would get the truest timing by creating two different Caustic projects with the same tempo but different time signatures. Export your loops with the lowest common denominator. (for example if you had a 4 second loop and a 5 second loop for the other rhythm, export 20 second loops for each. Now use one of the sample play back options to play back the sample from the one of the rhythms in the other caustic file.

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so I did what I said I would

so I did what I said I would and created the pattern above using an 8 bar Beat box pattern shrunk down to 5 bars in the song sequencer.

Despite a little reading I'm not convinced I understand the difference between polymeter and polyrhythm and it doesn't help that the Wikipedia page has merged them into a single article laugh

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Or the Caustic is just

Or the Caustic is just playing with our ears. Try making them with sampler it saves processor speed. Maybe that will work.

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