Cubase : how to modify the tempo of a cue without moving the others cues on a film ?

I’m working on a film. I have already composed the music of the end of the film. Now, I would like to compose the music of the begining but I have these problem : if I modify the tempo, all the music after is moved and not synchronised to the image anymore.

Is there a solution to avoid this problem ? The better would be to tell to Cubase that theses informations (midi, etc) stay here no matter what I do before with the tempo. And, if it’s possible, without to have to lock the midi containers so that I can alway work on theses cues.


(sorry for my bad english)

Change the other cue tracks to time based.

Thank you for your help,

I have seen the video, it’s very instructive. But it doesn’t suit exactly to my workflow. I find the method to set the tempos definitevely for all the cues before to compose a little too rigid for me. With the process, I like to add or remove a cue, slow down or accelerate it, or even totally change it.
I’m afraid I’ll never be able to work this way!

There isn’t a way to modify the tempo without moving the cues that come after ? I would be surprised… and deceipointed.

This is a weak point in Cubase. I have found a sort of workaround using Track Versions- I haven’t used it long enough to know if there are show-stopping problems with it, but it might be worth the time investment to try out. In short, I use 1 track version ID for each cue, with all the tracks, tempo, sig, chord included.

  1. Set all the tracks used for all the cues to the same track version ID (Assign Common Version ID), then move each cue into its own track version.

  2. To work on individual cues, navigate between versions using the commands, _Select tracks with Same Version I_D, followed by Next or Previous Track Versions, or by clicking on the Track Version name in the inspector’s Track Version tab.

  3. Add an audio track set to Time Linear (I’ll name it “rendered cues”) that does not have versions, and render-in-place your cues as you go along, moving the renders to the rendered cues track. This permits you view the film continuously with all the sound and music, but your cue edits are safe, and ready to edit, and tempo changes will not interfere with each other, since they are in separate versions.