I'm trying to write the following to a MIDI grid and unsure exactly how it should be written. Any help would be great.

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This is how i have the grid so far. 1/32 Quantize

T = Tom (Aka LT)

K = Kick (Aka BD)


The above just doesn't seem to sound right. I believe the __3 __ indicating its a triplet is throwing me off.

  • What software or sequencer are you using? That would help give you some advice as to what you are using and perhaps get a more accurate solution. Jan 3 '18 at 19:39

No, the 2nd "T" should not come at the second beat, but slightly earlier. You cannot fit a triplet into an exactly quantized 1/32 measure, since every triplet note needs to take up 10.66667/32nd of the measure, so all you can do is calculate the duration and try to approximate that, which at 120 BPM means it's 60/(120/4)/3=0.66666667 seconds per triplet note. But in this case the first triplet note is split in half, i.e. these are the durations:

T        T        T        T
K                 K        K
0.3333 | 0.3333 | 0.6667 | 0.6667

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