Playlist Time Calculation
The Playlist Time row tells you how long it will take to play your Playlist. This is calculated by taking into account the timer/repeat values for each item in the playlist along with any looping and tempo change settings.
They also take into account the fact that a pattern will complete once a timer has run out. For example, if you have a timer set to 3 seconds but the pattern takes 12 seconds to play through once then 12 seconds is used in the calculation.
In brackets you’ll see the number of reps that will play (if the Playlist is set to AutoAdvance and Loop) and the time it will take to play all of those loops.
You can set the Reps/Timers for individual items in a Playlist by tapping the gear icon on the right of the item.
You can set the Reps/Timers for multiple items by tapping the Pencil icon in the top right, choosing the relevant items and choosing what you want to change from the Actions menu.
You can set the Reps/Timers for all the rows in a Playlist by tapping the Playlist Time row. There are also options to set the time you want the first loop to take.
The options are:
Set All Reps
You’ll be presented with a number entry screen. The number you enter will be used to set the Reps of all items in your Playlist.
Set All Timers
You’ll be presented with a time selector. The time you enter will be used to set the Timers of all items in your Playlist.
Set First Loop Total (relative)
Here you’ll be presented with a time selector. The time that you enter will be used to set the Reps/Timers (depending on what’s currently used for each playlist item) to try and make the first loop of the Playlist as close to your chosen time as possible.
For example, if you have 10 items in your Playlist and you have 30 mins to practice, you can set the first loop time to 30 mins and PolyNome will adjust all of the items in your Playlist so it takes 30 mins to play through them once.
The “relative” part means that PolyNome will adjust the item values based on their current settings. That means that if, in your current set up, some Reps or Timers are longer than others, then PolyNome will increase/decrease those Reps/Timers by relative amounts.
Set First Loop Total (even)
This is the same as the option above but all items will be set to timers with an even time. Meaning, if you have 6 Presets and you choose a total time of 30 mins, then each item will be assigned a timer value of 5 mins.