why does song change bpms when I hit the tap button?

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nite ryder
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why does song change bpms when I hit the tap button?

Post by nite ryder » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:22 am

What the heck is this randomness? Every once in a while, I hit the tap key besides the bpm numerals. Then the song changes tempo to how fast I am hitting the tap key. So now I cant find out how many bpms the song are. This usually doesnt happen. I cant figure out how I got on this setting, I cant turn it off. Any ideas?
I have my apc 40 in the control surface under the miki sync in preferences, but its not showing op in the input and output tabs. How do i get it to show up there. I have all the drivers for the apc 40 and its all connected. Any ideas?

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Re: why does song change bpms when I hit the tap button?

Post by KrisM » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:49 am

Don't touch the tap tempo button unless you want to change the tempo 8O

Pretty much very DAW I can think of has it.
I don't 'produce.' I write music.

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Re: why does song change bpms when I hit the tap button?

Post by infernal.machine » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:01 am

hahah

pure gold.

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Re: why does song change bpms when I hit the tap button?

Post by southsounder » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:38 am

Who's that down there under the bridge?

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Re: why does song change bpms when I hit the tap button?

Post by yur2die4 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:52 am

Maybe try it with warp off for the track?

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Re: why does song change bpms when I hit the tap button?

Post by infernal.machine » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:34 am

yur2die4 wrote:Maybe try it with warp off for the track?
Woah just realized this was a serious question.

Yeah, if you leave the track unwarped, changing the set's BPM will not change the speed of the track. So you can hit the tap button to your endless delight to find a rough BPM, etc.

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Re: why does song change bpms when I hit the tap button?

Post by cmockett » Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:20 am

Uh troll thread? Uh command-Z?

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Re: why does song change bpms when I hit the tap button?

Post by nathannn » Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:15 am

cmockett wrote:Uh troll thread? Uh command-Z?
I dont know if its a troll, there is a lot of these types of questions lately from users that seem to be just now starting to use software/posting on internet forums.
It could be that there's a whole new generation of kids or very old people getting interested in making music, and it could be a troll? :? :?
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Re: why does song change bpms when I hit the tap button?

Post by infernal.machine » Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:32 am

No guys, check it out. He's trying to change the set's bpm WITHOUT changing the audio clip's BPM. Ie, regardless of the session's tempo, the clip will play its default speed. This way he can play the clip, tap the tempo out, and figure out its bpm this way.

This is not the work of a troll, just a beginner.

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Re: why does song change bpms when I hit the tap button?

Post by nathannn » Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:39 am

infernal.machine wrote:No guys, check it out. He's trying to change the set's bpm WITHOUT changing the audio clip's BPM. Ie, regardless of the session's tempo, the clip will play its default speed. This way he can play the clip, tap the tempo out, and figure out its bpm this way.

This is not the work of a troll, just a beginner.
cperezzz has me questioning every new user, you never know when its going to be him :!:
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Re: why does song change bpms when I hit the tap button?

Post by beats me » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:21 pm

infernal.machine wrote:
This is not the work of a troll, just a beginner.
That's been registered since 2009. :?

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Re: why does song change bpms when I hit the tap button?

Post by infernal.machine » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:04 am

beats me wrote:
infernal.machine wrote:
This is not the work of a troll, just a beginner.
That's been registered since 2009. :?
Haha wtf.


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Re: why does song change bpms when I hit the tap button?

Post by nathannn » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:31 am

selurovlov wrote:
nathannn wrote:
infernal.machine wrote:No guys, check it out. He's trying to change the set's bpm WITHOUT changing the audio clip's BPM. Ie, regardless of the session's tempo, the clip will play its default speed. This way he can play the clip, tap the tempo out, and figure out its bpm this way.

This is not the work of a troll, just a beginner.
cperezzz has me questioning every new user, you never know when its going to be him :!:
right
Well, you never post with any consistency. Sometimes you post as newb and sometimes you post as a helpful user, sometimes your a car salesman or software rep or a teenage hacker.
How is anyone suppose to keep up? :P

Next time you should post as an announcer at a football game and just give commentary on everyone's post. :)
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Re: why does song change bpms when I hit the tap button?

Post by The Carpet Cleaner » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:50 am

If you want to perform live and you re scared to press a button, you can tape a cap of a coke bottle on the top of the button. So you can't press it anymore. And you'll look cool with your customized midi controler.

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