pretty much as I said. I hear people going on about them all the time, i half understand but im not 100% just wondered if someone could shed some light. tunes with 3/4 can still be mixed into tunes which are 4/4 so whats the difference really?
err triplets and 3/4 time are different things man.
in musicians terms if u have a crotchet, fitting 3 quavers into it instead of 4 are triplets.
3/4 time is having three crotchets per bar instead of 4 so mixin that into a 4/4 time piece wuld be reaaallly difficult
tunes which are 3/4 can't be mixed into tunes that are 4/4
the tunes you think are in 3/4 are actually in 4/4
the tunes you think are in 3/4 sound this way because they are based on triplets; 12 or 6 beats in each bar to the 4 or 8 beats in each bar of a normal tunes; the beats as we feel them are different lengths but the bars themselves are the same, making both sorts of tunes in the same time signature, ie 4/4
There's loads of electronic artists that use 3/4 and other time signatures, but DnB and most other popular electronic genres are strictly 4/4 as far as I know... I could be wrong though, I haven't done music theory in a long time, but you can have swing beats in DnB, which gives it that 3/4 feel.
A lot of IDM uses weird time signatures, check out some Venetian Snares, he uses 11/4 time signatures in some of his songs.
mentioned this in another thread: http://www.rolldabeats.com/artist/dj_suv
check this link, scroll down to the title - Free by Four
theres audio of a 3/4 track
this can be mixed in but it just doesnt sound right
sure another of suvs tracks - paklands - had a 3/4 intro and a 4/4 drop? might be wrong tho
tunes like bodyrock are 4/4 but have the swing because they are using triplets which instead of having 2 quavers to every one beat as usual, you fit three in. usually 3 quavers would equal a dotted crotchet