The latest Novation Circuit update brings a new pattern-length parameter for the drum tracks. This lets you create drum sequences that are anywhere from 1-16 steps, so you can create patterns that cycle against each other, creating cross-rhythms.
Shorley demonstrates how you can ‘jump’ in and out of these cross-rhythms while performing, do it in time and begin and end with two different patterns in sequence. Shorley shows how the shorter pattern will always cycle to be in sync with the longer pattern once it has repeated 16 times (or the length of the longer pattern). If the shorter pattern’s length is a divisor of the longer pattern’s length, it will also re-sync after smaller numbers of repetitions.