For example, this Pattern in Mini Notation:
is equivalent to this Pattern without Mini Notation:
Similarly, there is an equivalent function for every aspect of the mini notation.
Limits of Mini Notation
While the Mini Notation is a powerful way to write rhythms concisely, it also has its limits. Take this example:
stack( note("c2 eb2(3,8)").s('sawtooth').cutoff(800), s("bd,~ sd,hh*4") )
Here, we are using mini notation for the individual rhythms, while using the function
stack to mix them.
While stack is also available as
, in mini notation, we cannot use it here, because we have different types of sounds.
You can freely mix JS patterns, mini patterns and values! For example, this pattern:
cat( stack(g3,b3,e4), stack(a3,c3,e4), stack(b3,d3,fs4), stack(b3,e4,g4) ).note()
…is equivalent to:
cat( "g3,b3,e4", "a3,c3,e4", "b3,d3,f#4", "b3,e4,g4" ).note()
… as well as:
While mini notation is almost always shorter, it only has a handful of modifiers: * / ! @. When using JS patterns, there is a lot more you can do.
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