is there a function to auto calculate the audio file tempo

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is there a function to auto calculate the audio file tempo

Post by Guest » Thu Dec 04, 2003 12:52 am

i think traktor has one but i cant seem to see how to work out the bpm of the file you're loading, the 'orig bpm' just seems to go to the track tempo.

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Post by pixelmechanic » Thu Dec 04, 2003 9:27 am

the 'orig bpm' just seems to go to the track tempo.
If you load in very long samples I've seen this happen, but although it picks up the track tempo you may find the audio plays back at it's original tempo.

Before live2 I used to use to add long silences at the end of vocal samples to force them to keep their original phrasing rather than get mangled by warping.

Where traktor is made for "whole" songs, live is more aimed at mixing and matching shorter loops and 1, 2, 4, and 8 bar loops should pick up tempo fine (even odd number loops too - playing a odd loop against an even loop can create some much needed variation and movement)
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Post by Guest » Thu Dec 04, 2003 11:58 am

thanks

but do you need to set the default to anything because they all seem to take the tracks tempo

cheers

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