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# Loop lengths of tracks run independently of one another Polymetric Polyrhythm Edit Subject

Hey Akaiprooooo!

Here is another thing sore missing from the MPC, that is the ability to have polymetric/polyrhythms. The Akai Force can do this, could you also make this happen in the Mpc when are are in regular beat making mode and not Clip mode?
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• This is not polymetric because all tracks will reset to the overall loop length of the sequence like a reset.

The type of polymetric function I am thinking of is polymetric behaviour of tracks in Elektron machines. Each track can run totally independently of one another and they are not reset by the longest track (ie Sequence length)
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• If you set the sequence length to the lowest common multiple of the lengths of all the tracks but have each track the correct length for their meter it should work. To do a 3/4, 4/4 & 5/4 you need to set the sequence to 60 beats (15 bars in 4/4); 3/4, 4/4, 7/8 would need 168 1/8th steps (24 bars of 7/8). This is a little clunky but it works.
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• Thanks for your advice. Yes. I have done that too. It is extremely chunky especially when you have more than one track at a different bar length. For example track 1 - 3 bars track 2 - 5 bars track 3 - 7 bars track 4 - 6 bars track 5 12 bars. That means I would have to some serious calculating. I like to stay in 4/4 too to do this. I can create polymetrics with my Digitakt without pulling out my calculator or flexing the mental arithmetic. The reason why I am asking for this feature is because this seems to exist already in the Akai Force and in all Elektron sequencers. Ableton Live is another good example of this too.
The beauty of polymetrics is how rhythms roll and then entwine with each other without the sense of any track resetting and the overlap it creates.
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• Hey everybody,

Thanks for posting!

The method described in the Tube Digga video posted by Chris is the method I am familiar with but I do think it would be useful if there was a more dedicated method of doing this.That said, please be sure to submit this as a feature request with the MPC 2 Software's built-in feedback module. The feedback module is represented by a smiley icon at the lower right side of the software next to the browser icons. This information goes directly to the Akai team for consideration!

If you need an alternative method of submitting feedback, you may use the following links:

MPC - Submit a Feature Request

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