Half-step Terminology

Menosance

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Hi guys,

Falling Stars just came out and it got me wondering what do class as half step or half time???

Is a half-step tune like this (by tempo):

or like this (by bar):

Thanks :)
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They're both the same thing IMO. I usually call them half time. I mix so much of it now that I kind of don't even notice "half" the time.

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Actually, I just call it all minimal, which is probably wrong too.
 

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Half step or half time dnb generally just means that the main snare is on step 9 per bar, rather than two snares on 5 and 13.

The tempo is the same, it just sounds slower cause theres less snares.
 

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Half step or half time dnb generally just means that the main snare is on step 9 per bar, rather than two snares on 5 and 13.

The tempo is the same, it just sounds slower cause theres less snares.
I don't think the tempo is the same though. When I opened Organiser remix in Ableton it registered at 86 while something new remix was registered at 174 if I remember. That's what I use to think that the tempos are the same but there not. That is why this terminology got me all curious which is the proper half time.
 

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I don't think the tempo is the same though. When I opened Organiser remix in Ableton it registered at 86 while something new remix was registered at 174 if I remember. That's what I use to think that the tempos are the same but there not. That is why this terminology got me all curious which is the proper half time.
86 = half of 174. your welcome
 

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pretty much all halftime tunes are the same tempo as dnb, and have the snare only on the 9th. They also tend to have a lot of triplets which can make the timig seem a bit more ambiguous.
86 = half of 174. your welcome
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i think there is a difference between two tempos when one is half. you wouldnt say hip hop is same tempo as drum and bass...

just putting that out there :)
 

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that doesnt mean theyre the same tempo

its just basic maths that a piece of music thats exactly half the tempo of the other piece of music can be mixed together...
 
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