Swing-able Beat Clock


Though I would post this and get some feedback before finalizing the design and posting in the Modules Category. The basic idea is a beat clock with outputs for the measure, beat, whole notes, half notes, etc. Additionally I wanted to be able to “swing” some of the beats. After much noodling around this is the result.
You set the beats per minute and time signature and get clocks for the measure, beat, and all the notes and triplets up to 1/32 as well as the beat count . All the notes from the half note down can be swung individually using the knobs. Swinging a note has no effect on any other note. The maximum swing is limited to 85% and the duty cycle of each waveform is currently set to 10%. I could easily add a duty cycle knob if you think that would be useful, but as the duty cycle approaches 50% the maximum swing possible will decrease. I realize that only eighths and sixteenths are traditionally swung, but this design makes some complex poly-rhythms possible. Let me know if you have any suggestions.
** updated version posted below.


Here’s another example - superseded 10/09/18 see below.


Interesting, it seems like there is something in your recent demo that converts it to loud clicking on the windows version. I will have to wait until I get back home to check it out properly, but I’m looking forward to it :slight_smile:


I don’t have the Windows version so I can’t check it out. No problems on the Mac or iPad. Runs at about 45% on the iPad Air 2. I posted a short clip of the second demo (somewhat modified) on Instagram if you want to check it out.


Updated the internals of the clock so I could provide a reset. Clock is stopped as long as reset is high. I think this is pretty close to what I had in mind. BTW the triplets swing the center note of each set of triplets. I don’t know if that’s the best way to approach it but it seems to work. Swing 3.audulus (1.6 MB)