I'm currently reading the manual to my old synthesizer (Roland MC-505) and for setting the quantization level amongst other settings it displays the note duration on the LCD using the symbols for the crotchet (1/4), quaver (1/8), semi-quaver (1/16), etc... But between each note value there is an additional value that uses the previous note value and subscript numeral three.
So my question is what does that three do to the note value (what fraction of a whole note does it become)? Also is this notation in common usage somewhere outside of old Roland manuals?
I tried hard to answer with google but unfortunately visual questions still aren't really there forte.
EDIT :- Since a picture is worth a thousand words and all that jazz... below is a screen grab from the manual in question.