AMCS - the Advanced Music Construction System

SHUFFLE NOTATION			the Advance Music Construction System


	System Configuration: Shuffle Notation


	This part of the documentation explains how Shuffle Notation is written
in the System Configuration. The Shuffle Notation forms the timing shape of cue
triggering during playback when shuffle is enabled.


	Shuffle Notation allows for complete control over the timing of a
standard beat repetition in the system. The shuffle length can either be 6 or
8 cue ticks.

	Once a notation is entered into the option, it will be verified to
make sure the shuffle will keep a solid repetition. This is signified by the
word PASS next to the notation, otherwise the word FAIL if the syntax or timing
is incorrect.

	The notation is made up of paired symbols, these signify whether the
time adjust is either early or late and how much it is offset. The amount of
time is noted as a division of a cue tick. Depending on the length of the entire
string of paired symbols, the resulting shuffle will automatically be subdivided
into a late and early timing interleave, this is to maintain symmetry in the
shuffle and attempt to prevent the overall tempo skewing. For instance with four
paired symbols the first two will be calculated as additional to a nominal cue
tick and the next two subtractive from a nominal cue tick. The interleave can
only be a maximum of two, so any longer notation will be treated as multiple
parts to allow for complex shuffle patterns.

	Below is a list of symbols, they are presented as the symbol used in the
notation with a description;

		Notation Symbol		Description
		----------------------- ---------------------------------------

		=			No timing distortion (uneffected by skew)
		<			Subtractive cue tick time distortion
		>			Additional cue tick time distortion

		0			No cue tick division (only used with =)
		1			A whole cue tick (only used with =)
		2			Half a cue tick (not used with =)
		3			Third of a cue tick (not used with =)
		4			Quarter of a cue tick (not used with =)
		5			Fifth of a cue tick (not used with =)


	System Configuration: Shuffle Notation Templates
	System Configuration: Overview
	General: Glossary

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