Is there a way to guess your tempo when recording live midi?

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LiquidSoul
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Is there a way to guess your tempo when recording live midi?

Post by LiquidSoul » Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:27 pm

Is there a way to guess your tempo when recording live midi?
For example if I made a drum bit at a tempo I like, and would like all the other instruments in the project to play at that tempo and see my drum notes placed close to grid?
Probably tap tempo could help? I can't find a comfortable way to use it live. Any ideas?
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Re: Is there a way to guess your tempo when recording live midi?

Post by ShelLuser » Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:54 pm

Use the metronome ? That should give you a clear indication of the tempo you're using.
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Re: Is there a way to guess your tempo when recording live midi?

Post by LiquidSoul » Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:59 pm

ShelLuser wrote:Use the metronome ? That should give you a clear indication of the tempo you're using.
That can give an indication of the tempo ableton is using, not me. Am I right?

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Re: Is there a way to guess your tempo when recording live midi?

Post by pepezabala » Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:06 pm

you can play a beat without following to the metronome. Lets say you have played a 4 bar loop, and because it's not syched with the master tempo those 4 bars are spread over 5,3457 bars of the grid.

Now you can use the "stretch notes"-functionality to get your beat back on the grid (or the grid on the beat, as you like).

Click into the notes, select them all, rightclick and select "stretch notes". There will appear a "handle at the right of the last note selected. Now you can stretch the notes towards the left, onto the grid. Make sure that every 1 falls onto a 1 etc, if ou know what I mean.

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Re: Is there a way to guess your tempo when recording live midi?

Post by LiquidSoul » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:04 pm

pepezabala wrote:you can play a beat without following to the metronome. Lets say you have played a 4 bar loop, and because it's not syched with the master tempo those 4 bars are spread over 5,3457 bars of the grid.

Now you can use the "stretch notes"-functionality to get your beat back on the grid (or the grid on the beat, as you like).

Click into the notes, select them all, rightclick and select "stretch notes". There will appear a "handle at the right of the last note selected. Now you can stretch the notes towards the left, onto the grid. Make sure that every 1 falls onto a 1 etc, if ou know what I mean.
Thank you!
So I can't do it on the fly, similar to audio warping?


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Re: Is there a way to guess your tempo when recording live midi?

Post by KainProject » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:20 pm

+1 for midi warping function, please.

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Re: Is there a way to guess your tempo when recording live midi?

Post by capo-wear-i » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:43 pm

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Quick Tip for samplists.

When recording audio, say, from a vinyl record, hitting Tap Tempo will insert warp markers in the audio each time you tap.

Nifty.

So yeah - I think that Tap Tempo is your answer as you put it in your first post - Maybe just dedicate a single key on yr keyboard to Tap tempo (it won't play any notes then) and just bang away an 8 beat section. Not very musical though (as you've discovered!)

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