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Setting triplets and tuplets

Here’s how to create triplets and tuplets using the Soundslice editor.

Creating a triplet

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  1. Enter the three notes, with their appropriate note durations (quarter note, eighth note, etc.).
  2. Select the first note.
  3. Click the triplet icon in the editor sidebar’s “Note basics” panel , or search the editor for “Toggle triplet starting at selection.”
  4. Creating other kinds of tuplets

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    Triplets are the most common type of tuplet, but you can create any kind of tuplet in our editor — quintuplets, sextuplets, etc. Here’s how:

    1. Enter the notes, with their appropriate note durations (quarter note, eighth note, etc.).
    2. Select the first note.
    3. Click the tuplet icon in the editor sidebar’s “Note basics” panel , or search the editor for “Toggle tuplet starting at selection.”
    4. You’ll see the “Set tuplet” screen:

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    Here, enter the rhythmic ratio for your tuplet. Some common ratios are:

    • Triplet: 3/2
    • Quintuplet: 5/4
    • Sextuplet: 6/4
    • Septuplet: 7/4

    Removing a triplet or tuplet

    1. Click any of the notes in the tuplet.
    2. You’ll see the tuplet icon in the current notations panel. Click that icon to remove the tuplet.

    When you do this, the notes will remain. They’ll simply use their “normal” rhythmic durations instead of altered durations.

    Tuplets that contain mixed note values

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    To create this kind of tuplet, use the same instructions as above: Create the notes, then select the first note and click the “Toggle tuplet starting at selection” icon . Soundslice will figure out the tuplet based on the notes you’ve entered.

    Nested tuplets

    Alas Soundslice doesn’t yet support nested tuplets. Generally it’s possible to recreate a nested tuplet as a (more complex) series of non-nested tuplets, though this can make the music harder to read. We’re planning to support nested tuplets in the future.

    Tuplets that cross a barline

    Alas Soundslice doesn’t yet support tuplets that cross a barline.

    How can I control whether the tuplet bracket is above or below notation?

    Soundslice calculates this automatically based on the notation. But you can influence it by changing the stem direction of the notes within the tuplet.