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(in relation to beats – for pitch, see Quantizing)

Many drum machines and trigger pattern modules that allow you to tap in your own rhythms don’t expect you to be perfect. They’ll take the timing of each individual beat, and auto-correct it to a timing grid such as every eighth note (or maybe as fine as every 32nd note triplet). This timing auto-correction is often known as “quantized” timing, in that the device rounds it to the nearest numeric quantity that it uses to label the timing ion beats.

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