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The total number of beats, (clicks) per minute, default is 120.
Beats per bar
The first beat of each bar is always louder than the remaining beats in the bar. So for example, three beats per bar will sound like a waltz in 3/4 time signature, and four beats per bar (the default) will sound like the 4/4 of a march or like most pop songs.
When set to zero, each beat has the exact length specified by the Tempo (beats per minute). When set to a non-zero amount, alternate beats are delayed or advanced to give a swing feel. At maximum / minimum settings the rhythm plays with triplet timing.
Number of bars
Beats per bar is repeated for the chosen number of bars. The default is 16 bars. The combination of tempo, beats per bar and number of bars determines the length of the generated track unless the rhythm track duration is specified (see the next control).
Rhythm track duration
If you enter a value into this time control, the generated rhythm track will be at or slightly longer than this duration. The end of the track is extended into a whole bar if the entered duration does not produce a complete final bar.
Start time offset
Makes the rhythm track start at a later point on the Timeline than the very beginning (zero seconds). The maximum is 30 seconds and the default is zero.
Choose which sound to use for the beats. The default is "Metronome tick".
MIDI pitch of strong beat
The pitch of the first beat in each bar. The MIDI values indicate what pitch to use. Examples:
- C-notes are 24, 36, 48, 60 (middle C), 72, 84, 96, 108
- C# (C sharp) above middle C is 61
- The default is 92 (G#).
MIDI pitch of weak beat
The pitch of the remaining beats in each bar. The default is 80 (G# an octave below the strong click).
Clicking on the command buttons give the following results:
- Manage presets gives a dropdown menu enabling you to manage presets for the tool and to see some detail about the tool. For details see
- plays a short preview of what the audio would sound like if the effect is applied with the current settings, without making actual changes to the audio. The length of preview is determined by your setting in , the default setting is 6 seconds.
- applies the effect to the selected audio with the current effect settings and closes the dialog
- aborts the effect and leaves the audio unchanged, closing the dialog
- brings you to the appropriate page in the Manual, this page