Update: Please see Post below
Thanks for the reads.
I’ll try to keep this as succinct and clear as possible.
I understand the basics of Beat Detection. I’m able to import a single clip or an entire track into Cubase and beat match those just fine.
I have a project that can make use of a library of about 15 clips. I’d like to use those clips as loops or parts that just line up to the grid correctly but don’t have to loop perfectly, per se. All these clips are rhythmic, more or less, and lend themselves to beat matching individually.
Question is: How best to process this set of clips so they might be used in multiple projects. The concept is to create a “loop library” from the master set and use these new “beat matched” clips in much the same way we use drum loops or other beat aligned parts.
My questions center around making use of: Audio – Advanced – “Set Definition from Tempo” or perhaps the other functions regarding time stretching found on the Audio Advanced Menu.
I’m not sure what to do. If I make the Tempo part of the file, not the project, will I be able to bring that same file into a new project, have it play in Musical Mode, and line up with the tempo of a new project? Do I need to bounce the track first? Is tempo information lost when you bounce a track? ( )
Anyway, I sort of have this working, but I could use some help. I’m sure some of you have been down this road already. Do I need a ‘shell project’ to use to cut and line up each clip and then export those to the “library” directory? I’ll keep hacking away at it.
Thanks in advance for any insights, references, ideas on this.