### Quantize/Snap custom tuplet syntax

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**Mon May 13, 2019 4:20 pm**Are there some basic rules for the syntax of setting custom tuplets?

"x in y/z"

So, presumably there's a range for X. It is unclear what range y has, and what value z must be. We can assume that the final value of y/z is in "4 beat" units (based on whole notes-- which are 4 beats). I find that tradition to be pointlessly complicated. If we are in 6/8, a dotted-quarter is one beat, and a whole note has no relevance. It is the same with other non-4/4 time sigs. The whole note is just an arbitrary symbol with no intrinsic value.

A simpler formula would be X:Y (steps:beats)

Y beats are defined by whatever beat is defined in the BPM tempo.

So if you set the time-signature such that the beat definition is ambiguous, 3/2, or 6/8, or 5/8-- however the DAW interprets this to define the BPM, the same beat definition is used for the step:beat ratio.

"x in y/z"

So, presumably there's a range for X. It is unclear what range y has, and what value z must be. We can assume that the final value of y/z is in "4 beat" units (based on whole notes-- which are 4 beats). I find that tradition to be pointlessly complicated. If we are in 6/8, a dotted-quarter is one beat, and a whole note has no relevance. It is the same with other non-4/4 time sigs. The whole note is just an arbitrary symbol with no intrinsic value.

A simpler formula would be X:Y (steps:beats)

Y beats are defined by whatever beat is defined in the BPM tempo.

So if you set the time-signature such that the beat definition is ambiguous, 3/2, or 6/8, or 5/8-- however the DAW interprets this to define the BPM, the same beat definition is used for the step:beat ratio.