Going From 1/4 To 1/3

I’ve searched in the manual and on Google but I can’t find the answer to my question. When I’m making a ‘four on the floor’ song I would like to have a short 1/3 (or 3/4, whichever one it is) part in it. Though I have no idea how to do this in Renoise 2.0. I’ve tried messing with the LPB and such but I can’t find the solution. Here’s an example song of what I mean, first you hear the normal 1/4 speed and then it turns into 1/3.

Example song (Zippyshare) 1,05 MB
Example song (Speedyshare) 1,05 MB

One very easy method is to find a factor that is common to both time signatures, and then use this as your LPB - Lines Per Beat - setting. When mixing 4/4 and 3/4, you can set LPB to 12 and then mix the notes perfectly without using any delay commands on individual notes.

So… now that we have 12 pattern rows for every whole beat, this means…

…in 4/4 mode we position notes on every 3rd row, since 12 / 4 = 3

…in 3/4 mode we position notes on every 4th row, since 12 / 3 = 4

Alternatively, if your song is mostly in 4/4 time, with only short breaks in 3/4, you can stick with a more common LPB setting like 4 or 8, and use the note delay column in the handful of 3/4 patterns. This requires a little bit of extra thinking to work out the delay values, but it is still not that difficult overall.

Examples of both methods…

Renoise v2.1 XRNS:

Renoise v2.0 XRNS:

Thank you very much for your explanation! I’ll try those things. On a side note, I can’t open either .xrns’ because I’m using Renoise 2.0 :(. Could you make them 2.0 compatible?

I could… but why not grab a free upgrade to 2.1 yourself? You’ll be better off this way :)

Are you perhaps on a verrrry slow internet connection and don’t want to download the large file at this moment?

Precisely. I would appreciate it a lot if you could somehow make it 2.0 compatible, if it’s not too much of a hassle for you of course.

No problem at all :)


Works like a charm. Once again thank you so much for your effort :D .