Groove Control


This tool gives you a macro for the 4 sliders in the master-track groove control. Also a button to navigate to the master track and a checkbox to enable/disable groove. When all the sliders are set to the same percentage in renoise you get standard style drum machine swing. Having one slider to control all four helps to hone in on your ideal swing setting quickly and accurately.

It can be found in the renoise Tools Menu:
Ledger`s Scripts: Groove Control

Or as a renoise shortcut:
Tools: Groove Control

Master slider
Controls all sliders to the same percentage so is used for traditional style swing.

16th Note Delay:
The renoise percentage value is also given as an equivalent delay column readout. In the main picture above, the yellow line hilights how a 23% Groove/swing would be written as 2C delay values on every other 16th note manually in renoise (4 lines per beat) . Here the left track with Global Groove switched on, sounds the same as the right track with Global Groove switched off.

The 2C`s in the pattern are just for illustration, this tool does not add any pattern data in use. The readout is just to give you a better idea of what the renoise percent value means.

Drum Machine:
Gives what the equivalent percentage would be from a Linn LM-1 drum machine and other machines/DAWs that follow its convention.
At around 66.6% you should get "perfect triplet swing" , so if you played a note at 33.% you would have a musical triplet, over two 16th lines.
As the middle note of the triplet is omitted you get the count [1 x 3], [1 x 3],-- where x is silent.

For further graphical explaination of triplet swing and an mp3 example, please go to the yellow Discussion link below:


--1.0 --3.1 version added
User state for `lock keyboard focus` no longer effected by tool
--Corrected Groove calculations after getting accurate confirmation of groove sliders range
--Added "Drum Machine" readout that gives the equivalent percentage readout for machines like the Linn LM-1 (First ever groove implementation), and some other DAWS.


Renoise VersionRelease Date
ledger.scripts.GrooveControl V0.553.0Sep 25th, 2015
ledger.scripts.GrooveControl V1.003.1Oct 8th, 2018
ledger.scripts.GrooveControl V1.103.2Jul 15th, 2020

Installation: Drop the Tool File (.xrnx) on a Renoise window to install.

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