I wonder if much of this falls into the defaults bias , e.g. most daws and hardware, defaulting to 120bpm 4/4 C major… and with modular, the ‘default’ appears to be using clock dividers.
in all cases, you can move away from the default, but a default always creates a bias.
in contrast, there are some lots of fantastic tools these days to experiment in this area… e.g. Numerology on the Mac.
moving onwards though… any suggestions on how people should take a step towards using (other) time signatures creatively…
polymeter/polyrhythm for layering, switching time sigs during pieces, different time signatures.
seem to be the techniques discussed mainly here (might have missed some)
Ive enjoyed experimenting with these, though one difficultly I’ve found is keeping it clean/coherent… rather than sounding like a random set of rhythms thrown into a soup - any tips… or i just experiment more, until you build a familiarity with what seems to work together? (I guess this is mainly about polymeter/polyrhythm)
(Im currently doing this using sequencing, in the hope, once i can start to recognise/feel the rhythms, i can then move to trying to do this physical on a playing surface… as im rubbish at counting, though perhaps I should also practice this ;))