I do a lot of covers. All that’s kept me in Pro Tools is the fact that once I import a stereo audio file I need to cover, I tempo map it, and then if there are any sections of the song that are too difficult to play in real time, I can use Elastic Audio in PT to slow the reference track down, play in the part(either midi or AUDIO) and then go back to normal speed.
I was told you could not do this in Cubase Pro, but the other day someone said "Who told you that? It’s simple. Put the tracks in MUSICAL mode and slow the BPM down, record, go back to normal speed
So I tried it.
I recorded a few bars of MIDI piano.
Then slowed the session down.
Overdubbed an audio guitar part.
Put guitar part in MUSICAL MODE.
Went back to locked, normal tempo.
Worked! Guitar was in sync. Great!
So today I went to try it on a “real project.”
Imported an audio file. Tempo mapped this reference.
Over dubbed several guitar parts (at locked, normal tempo).and a midi bass line.
Put those guitar parts in musical mode.
Unlocked the conductor track and slowed the session way down.
ALL the guitar parts (and midi bass) followed the new slower tempo.
BUT…the reference track I originally imported will not work. Stays at it’s own tempo, DESPITE being put in MUSICAL mode like the others. Putting in Musical Mode gives it some random faster tempo that makes no sense.
I have looked and compared this reference tracks settings with the audio files (guitars) that ARE working, and they are the same.
The only thing I can think of is that all the audio in this session was RECORDED in Cubase, whereas the REFERENCE audio track was imported. So I am assuming Cubase is not “imprinting” the tempo track info into this track, whereas tracks RECORDED in the session are somehow being stamped with the proper info ( I know Digital Performer works like this).
Any ideas? Thanks for any help here…