“By default the LPB is 4, meaning that placing a note on every highlighted line will create a simple 4/4 beat in a pattern that is 16 lines long. When working with time signatures other than 4/4, it’s useful to set your LPB to a factor of the time signature’s numerator. For example, when working in 3/4, you should use an LPB of 6, 12 or 24; when working in 5/4 you should use an LPB of 5, 10, or 20, etc. This will allow you to place your notes on exact pattern lines without having to delay notes with the delay column.”
-the Renoise Manual

Is it just me, or is this hogwash? Rarely does anyone working in 5/4 also divide each beat into 5 eight notes. In fact, I would then call that 5/8. Am I missing something, or am I correct in thinking that this is misleading and only going to confused the hell out of newbies?

You’re right. Clearly should say something along the lines of pattern length should be a multiple of beats in a bar by lines per beat.

Agreed.

Well, it’s a wiki. Type out what you want to read, and we’ll gladly change it.

By default the LPB is 4, meaning that placing a note on every highlighted line will create a simple 4/4 beat in a pattern that is 16 lines long. When working with time signatures other than 4/4, it’s useful to set your number of lines in a pattern to a factor of the time signature’s numerator multiplied by the LPB. For example, when working in 3/4, you should use an pattern length of 12, 24 or 48; when working in 5/4 you should use an pattern length of 20 or 40 etc. This will allow you to place your notes on exact pattern lines without having to delay notes with the delay column. EDIT: All of the above assuming you keep LPB at 4.

Maybe then something about how LPB allows you to do tuplets without having to use delay column??

Ok, I changed it in the Wiki. Thanks!

http://tutorials.renoise.com/wiki/Pattern_Editor#Lines.2C_Beats_and_Pattern_Resolution

The PDF still has the old info, though.

ye, especially since it’s a great feature of trackers: very easy to write weird tuplets.