I hope I will explain myself properly. Let’s suppose that during a performance, the “sync” (in beat or in bar) and “quantize” (1 beat value) options are always enabled. Also, let’s assume that the hotcues are properly set in a track (namely “track1”).
As I understand, the quantize feature allows (amongst other things) to trigger hotcues (set in track1) in such a way that they will always remain perfectly aligned to the grid (of the playing track “track2”). So far, so good.
Performing with many other DJ systems or softwares, the quantize option allows me to trigger a hotcue “inaccurately”, so the quantize feature corrects the inaccuracy by triggering the hotcue in track1 perfectly aligned to the nearest beat in track2. It doesn’t matter if I press the hotcue pad a few milliseconds before or after the beat, beacuse the quantize feature corrects it. However, in the SC5000, the quantize feature is implemented differently: the quantize option corrects the inaccuracy by placing the hotcue perfectly aligned to the NEXT beat, which is not the expected behavior.
I understand the quantize feature as some kind of “magnet” to the NEAREST beat (grid line), however, in the SC5000, the quantize feature is implemented as a “magnet” to the NEXT beat. This is not the desired behavior since if I press a hotcue pad just a few milliseconds after a beat has played, the hotcue triggers in the next beat (the correction is forwarded to the next beat, while it should be backwarded to the previous beat).
Therefore, it only corrects the inaccuracy if the pad is pressed before the beat, but not after the beat.
Am I missing something? Is there an option to change this behavior and set the quantize feature as one would expect (align to the nearest beat)?? I can record a video of what I am trying to say, if necessary.