Why Bitwig ignores compound times? – Bitwig Forum

If I set the time signature as 9/8, the program doesn’t treat the project as 3 beats per bar with 3 eighth notes each beat (compound time), but counts each eighth note as a part of a simple time instead (2 eighth notes each beat). So, the created bars are wrong in the grid, and the only way I could manage to fix it was setting the time signature as its simple equivalent (3/4) and set the grid to triplets.

I’ve seen this happens as well on Cubase, Cakewalk and Audacity. So perhaps all DAW’s and audio editors do this.

I would like to know: could anyone explain why they decided to ignore compound times when setting the time signature?

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