I started reading the thread da capo and thought that it was something I ought to comment on… and lo and behold, I had done
Just to say again, I think it would be very useful to be able to set the click not to play every subdivision of a meter and to be able to set the pattern of duplets and triplets it does click on.
Take for example something in 13/8 grouped as 2+2+3+3+3. Hearing all 13 beats each bar might not be desirable, depending on the tempo. The piece I have in mind I feel as two short pulses followed by three long ones: being able to select which of the 13 beats are actually sounded by the click (in this case 1, 3, 5, 8 and 11) would give the correct pulse.
I’ve thought of a way this might be able to work, from a user perspective (I’ve no clue how easy or not it would be to implement). As standard, each tempo marker works as it currently does, each bar is subdivided into x beats of N note value. On the context menu for a tempo marker have an option which pops up a dialogue box (called it “Feel” or “Pulse” or something like that). On the dialogue are x checkboxes, which the click “reads”, playing a click on the ones that are checked and remaining silent on the unchecked ones.
Alternatively, the click could play all subdivisions as it currently does, with the 1 emphasised as it currently is, but the checkboxes could be used to select additional subdivisions for emphasis within each bar, creating the uneven pulse.
Either method would allow every possible pattern of emphasis of beats in a bar in quite a simple to use manner. I think I’ll create a submission on Mantis…