I’ve got this song where the tempo and sig are kicking me 10 days from Sunday. It has a few pauses in it, and unfortunately the pauses weren’t “held” for an even # of beats.
It’s a verse that slows, stops, then the song picks up at normal speed for a chorus:
X-X-X-X-X-X–X--X—X---X----X … X-X-X-X-X-X-X-X
I’m having a hard time figuring out how to use Cubase 6’s tools to handle that. I’d like of course the downbeat of the Chorus to land on the 1st beat of a measure, or at least squarely on a downbeat.
And I’m not quite sure how to set up the tempo track from the time it begins to slow through the end of the pause.
I’ve tried things like adjusting the time sig and the tempo track, individually and simultanously, as well as tools like Merge Tempo from Tapping and Timewarp, but the only thing I have to show for it is a massive headache. I’ve also tried just cutting the song in two pieces, but somehow that isn’t working great, mainly I think because I’ve already gone a fair way in terms of overdubs and things like that … maybe that’s going to turn out to be the best answer anyway?
Does anyone else here do that kind of writing/recording/engineering? Thanks in advance for any suggestions!