As previously stated, I’ve come across videos/articles where they mention adding swing if the midi is drawn in and is too perfect. They’ll say something like 52-55% swing on 16ths but noticed that when I do those values on Bitwig, that sort of swing is A LOT more than what I’ve seen in Ableton videos. What’s the deal here? Is swing different for each DAW? I came up on an article about the famous MPC and how the swing in those machines are pretty much standard in electronic music (maybe other music as well? but focus is on house/techno/etc.) Apparently 50% swing on the MPC is no swing, but on Bitwig, adding that much is quite a bit. What does something like, 54% swing on an MPC, translate over to Bitwig’s percentage? I thought I was doing something extremely wrong, as the swing I applied with their given percentages was always way different than the tutorials lol. Here’s what I found on Linn talking about the the MPC, if it helps any.
I merely delay the second 16th note within each 8th note. In other words, I delay all the even-numbered 16th notes within the beat (2, 4, 6, 8, etc.) In my products I describe the swing amount in terms of the ratio of time duration between the first and second 16th notes within each 8th note. For example, 50% is no swing, meaning that both 16th notes within each 8th note are given equal timing.
So to sum up my question, how do I go about replicating the swing from an MPC/Ableton on Bitwig?