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Old 8th July 2019
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Originally Posted by gearstudent View Post
akai mpc60 or mpc3000.

they literally have a "swing" control, which will make the 8th notes swing to various amounts.

the mpc60 is older and gritter, but was the main machine in use when a lot of that music was produced.
Actually, 'Swing' shifts every even sixteenth note spot in a beat by the percentage you have selected. Doesn't do anything to straight eighth notes at all, if none of those fall on the beats that get shifted.

You can see exactly what it does in the sequencer when you apply it in the MPC software, or look at where the MIDI notes fall in the groove templates floating around for Logic/Cubase/etc.