Hi guys and gals, I’m new to using the ZLxx ZKxx commands and I’m a bit confused. my LPB of a song I’m working on is 4 by default. About half way through the song I want to change it to a 12/8 feel, so I add ZL06 to my FX column on a track. For some reason the last beat is truncated back to 4 LPB instead of 6 like the rest of the beats. What am I doing wrong? I want all of the beats to have 6 LPB. See the highlighted section in the screenshot below.
When you change the LPB you want to change the pattern length also. If your cycle is 16 beats long, then you want 64 (16 * 4) lines for a plain 4/4 groove and 96 (16 * 6) for a 6/8 groove.
In your current case, you have 10 + 2/3 beats in your pattern at LPB 6.
What command changes pattern length on the fly?
Pattern length cannot be changed on the fly.
You can adjust the length of individual patterns based on your particular needs, up to a maximum of 512 rows/lines.
Use the value box in the upper left corner of the pattern editor. It’s set to 64 by default.
More info: https://tutorials.renoise.com/wiki/Tracker_Interface#Lines
Awesome!! I didn’t realize you could change the pattern length for a single pattern instead of the full project. that is totally what I needed. Many thanks!