I composed this song a few years ago originally using a tracker (an old-school, very freeform compositional workflow), and have been recently trying to transcribe it into a more modern DAW (Ableton Live). I'm struggling to find the "right" way of transcribing it, and in general have a rough time understanding more unusual timings and meters.
Listen to this stripped-down loop:
For reference, the full song is available here.
The way I count each loop is
1-2-3 4-5-6 | 1-2-3 4-5-6 | 1-2-3 4-5-6 | 1-2 | 1-2-3 4-5-6 | 1-2-3 4-5-6
Does that mean this is 32/8? I'm not sure it's correct to count the entire loop as one long measure and that time signature sounds ridiculous. Seems that the more likely answer is that it's a compound 6/8 8/8 signature, but that's only a guess. Plus I don't know how I'd go about setting that up in my DAW sanely. Also, I don't really know where the measure divisions would go.
Can anybody shed some light on this? The good news is I'm pretty sure the chorus of the song is considered straight 6/8.