# NI Massive delay numbers explanation

Discussion in 'Mixing and Mastering' started by D-Music, Aug 30, 2020.

1. ### D-MusicProducer

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I understand 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64 and triplets/dots. But I never figured it out properly when it comes to the numbers used in NI Massive. Is there a way to translate the numbers in the Master FX delay section to something more reasonable so settings from presets can be re-created in let's say EchoBoy? I've read something about beat divisions and dividing (2/4 = 1/2 or 2/8 = 1/4) but still .. and the manual isn't helpful at all. Here's a little puzzle with examples (feel free to correct/add etc):

1/1 = 1/1
1/2 = 1/2

1/4 = 1/4
2/4 =
3/4 = 1/4 dot
4/4 =

1/8 = 1/8
2/8 =
3/8 =
4/8 =

1/12 = triplet ?
2/12 =
3/12 =
4/12 =

1/16 = 1/16
2/16 =
3/16 = 1/8 dot
4/16 =

1/24 = triplet ?
1/32 = 1/32
1/64 = 1/64

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3. ### No AvengerAudiosexual

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2/4 = 1/2
3/4 1/4 dot. 1/4 dot = 3/8 (1/4 = 2/8, dot = + half of it => 2/8 + 1/8 = 3/8).
4/4 = full bar

2/8 = 1/4
3/8 = could be 1/4 for triplet 8th, or 1/4 dot
4/8 = 2/4 = 1/2

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1/12 = triplet ? could be a triplet 8th in a 4/4 bar, but also a 16th in 3/4 bar
2/12 = that would be 2 triplet 8th, but also an 8th in 3/4 bar
3/12 = 1/4 (3 triplet 8th), but also 1/8dot in a 3/4 bar
4/12 = 1/3 , 1/4 in a 3/4 bar

2/16 = 1/8
4/16 = 1/4

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