when setting up teletype to run slowly shifting percussion trigs, is it better to program everything into the pattern tracker, or is there some combination of
SKIP, etc that i can use to get a note to play only on certain intervals? e.g. mostly offbeats, such as within a given 16-beat bar, only on the second-to-last (15th) beat. or only every X, such as 17 or 31 beats across two 16-beat bars. and in some of those cases,
TOSS a coin to decide the probability that it plays at all on that beat, or even if it’ll play on a small
RRAND of possible beats/times.
the idea behind this teletype percussion, which backs a steadier/grounded set of 4/4-ish beats playing via meadowphysics, is continual tiny organic variations over time. i’m having some trouble doing it all in a reasonable amount of script lines; i’m wondering if it’s just better to program a basic pattern in the tracker, and then do the more complicated probability & time-shift logic in scripts.
if this was done in renoise, i’d use dozens of individual arbitrary-length bars+patterns to manually program in every little variation, but teletype needs a different approach. i also want to be continually surprised, just a little bit, by constrained random variation.