You can vary the swing of rhythms in PolyNome.
Swing changes the distance between notes. Only even-numbered steps are affected by the Swing parameter, with notes on odd-numbered steps remaining where they are.
Which beats are affected depends on the whether the 8th note or 16th note option is selected.
8th Note mode
Notes on the quarter note pulse remain unaffected. Off-beat 8th notes will be shifted by the swing amount. Notes on the “e” and “a” remain unchanged.
16th Note Mode
Notes on the quarter note and 8th note pulse remain unaffected. The off-beat 16th notes will be swung (i.e. the “e”s and “a”s)
You can vary the swing from 0 – 100%
- 0% means no swing is applied
- 33% swing is a triplet interpretation. The swung notes sound as if played on the 3rd partial of a triplet.
- 50% swing is a dotted note interpretation. The swung notes sound as if played on 4th partial of a 16th (or 32nd) note group.
- 66% swing is a sextuplet interpretation. The swung notes sound as if played on the 6th note of a sextuplet.
- 100% means the swung note will be on the next down beat.
Use the > and < buttons to jump between the swing values above.
Use the slider and +/- buttons to move to in-between swing values.
Turn Link Mets to ON to link the swing amount and settings of the two metronomes.
Turn Link Overlay Swing ON to swing the Overlay Sounds (“1”, “e”, “+”, “a” sounds in the Mixer).
NOTE: if the swing mode is set t0 8ths and you Link Overlay Swing, it will sound strange if you have the “e” and “a” faders up, since they’ll be un-swung and the “+” will be swung.
NOTE: Swing amount can also be adjusted in the Mixer using the swing faders which can be found to the right hand end of the mixer.