segment

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Type: segment :: Pattern Time -> Pattern a -> Pattern a

segment 'samples' the pattern at a rate of n events per cycle. Useful for turning a continuous pattern into a discrete one.

In this example, the pattern originates from the shape of a sine wave, a continuous pattern. Without segment the samples will get triggered at an undefined frequency which may be very high.

d1 $ n (slow 2 $ segment 16 $ range 0 32 $ sine) # sound "amencutup"

discretise

segment used to be known as discretise. The old name remains as an alias and will still work, but may be removed or repurposed in a future version of tidal.