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Minimizing the glitch when a style loops back to the first beat

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Minimizing the glitch when a style loops back to the first beat #6764
If a style has a long, sustained sound, and you hold a chord long enough that the style reaches the end of its pattern, there's an audible "glitch" when the pattern loops back to measure 1 beat 1. I'm not sure if this is due to the attack characteristics of the various samples or what the exact cause is, except that it's noticeable, even to the point of being objectionable in a recording.

Has anyone else experienced this? Other than making the style pattern as long as possible, or pushing "break" somewhere in the middle, how do you minimize it? I've already tried adjusting the gate times to extreme tenuto, i.e., right up to the end of the track. Any tips about adding messages in microsope edit, etc., so that the arranger executes this "wrap-around" back to the beginning of the pattern musically and gracefully? Thanks!
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Minimizing the glitch when a style loops back to the first beat #6766
There isn’t really a way to do this easily. A loop is a loop, after all!

But... what you might try doing is to edit the style and basically double the length of the pattern. Then extend the length of the longest notes that you want held to the new full length. I haven’t done this myself (never really felt the need) but it’s an idea...

Alternatively, you might try adjusting the attack of the held notes, so it sort of fades in rather than cut in suddenly.

Even audio loops would be hard pressed to smoothly sustain across the loop boundary without some kind of cross faded material added at both ends. Especially if it is a complex sound (simple waveforms are much easier to loop than complex sounds).
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