New Tool: Transport Stats

2.7 Beta Version:

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New Alpha,

A tool that will show you what Bar and Beat you are on in your song.

  • You can leave it open and it will update automatically as the song plays or as you navigate around.
  • Also you can set the beats per bar manually but the default is 4:

As of v0.55 upbeats are possible. When the option is enabled, all beats in ‘pattern 1’ are considered upbeats:

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Keybinding:

"Show Transport Stats"

Tools menu:

Show Transport Stats


v0.56

Fixed: minor bug on upbeats that could occur

v0.55

–Added: option for upbeats, where the whole of the first pattern is treated as upbeats
–Improved: responsiveness
Changed: Keybinding now works as a toggle

v 0.52

Added: menu entry under tools menu

Thanks! Dunno where I will use this for yet, tips? But I like that you seem to be on a scripting roll lately :drummer:

edit: The American-English would more commonly be “measures” instead of “bars”

An example of use would be, when looking at the structure of a song, it is convenient to talk/ think in bars:

[Quote from the link below]

A Typical Song may have this, well used, time proven structure:
IABABCABC
(I=Intro, A=“A section or verse”, B=“B section or chorus”, C=“C section” or break, E=Ending)

  • Intro (4-8 bars) - A (8-16 bars) Verse - B (8-16 Bars) Chorus - A (8-16 Bars) Verse 2 - B (8-16 Bars) Chorus 2 - C (break) 2-16 bars - A (8-16 Bars) Verse 3 - B (8-16 Bars) Chorus 3 - E (ending)


http://www.tweakheadz.com/recipes.html

Sheet music also shows bars prominently for players / composers to locate themselves quickly and to emphasise the time signature of a piece: 4/4 3/4 6/8 etc.

i.e. Two bars in 4/4 in sheet music:

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If you are interested here is wiki on bars:

http://en.wikipedia…Bar_%28music%29

really bad question but how do I open the window?
I’ve right clicked the pattern editor and it doesn’t show “Show Transport Stats” anywhere I can tell.

keybinding maybe means it doesn’t have a menu entry anywhere?

Keybind = yes, right click menu entry = no

Nifty tool btw,thanks Ledger.

Yes as 00.1 says there was no menu entry so you would set the keybinding under renoise preferences:Keys.

I have added a menu entry in the tools menu as of version 0.52 now:

New Tool: Transport Stats

@0.01
Glad you like the tool!

thanks for the info on measures and bars, of course I’ve heard of it before, but never thought that way when using Renoise because of patterns, and variable pattern lengths.

I could google :) , but maybe you know a good resource site on sort a like preset-song-structures for different genres?

I was thinking this thread might be a good place to link some of those in the first post, I am planning on doing some hunting around for some good concise info on this subject. If you feel like helping out your local friendly scripter do fire up the google and any decent links you find, I will add in…

song structures are funny, here’s some random examples for the time being, no pun entended…

Some interesting youtube clips as ever 00.1!

man, ledger, you are a scripting monster!!! :walkman:

Newbies enthusiasm! plus being able to do a load of cool things in renoise + speed up workflow! B)

Thanks!
I get very confused with time sigs.

http://www.renoise.c…ndpost&p=222780

v0.55

–Added: option for upbeats, where the whole of the first pattern is treated as upbeats
–Improved: responsiveness
Changed: Keybinding now works as a toggle

v0.56

Fixed: minor bug on upbeats that could occur

2.7 Beta version added: