I need to please ask for some help with this, I’ve hit a brick wall despite spending a lot of time on it tonight again - I am not able to get an audio clip to have it’s “definition” altered using the “Set Definition from Tempo” process.
Here is what I’m doing:
Open a tempo track, and draw a gentle curve from 60-70 BPM.
Record a “freely-played” MIDI track at around 60 BPM. I’m just playing a single rim shot on each bar. Render this to an audio track. Confirm that the MIDI and audio tracks are in sync by playing both simultaneously. Confirm that the audio gets farther and farther behind the click track as it is played (since the Tempo Track is speeding up but the recorded audio is not).
Bounce the new audio clip, lock the original for safe keeping.
a) Just to check - open the bounced clip’s sample editor - see that it’s definition is the same as the ruler grid, and that the rim shot hits get more and more “late” relative to the definition as the track progresses - confirmed visually and by listening to the click track
This new, bounced audio clip: do the steps just like on page 476 of the manual:
a) Select it
b) Audio > Advanced > “Set Definition from Tempo”.
c) Write Definition to audio file.
d) I don’t set all the other tracks to musical mode.
e) Click OK.
Looking at the clip in the Project Window, it looks like everything has gone right - it has the musical note and warp icons at the end of the clip as expected. And Musical Mode is activated in the pool for the processed track. I did noticed that it was the same length and started at the same time as the unwarped audio (which was still in linear time mode), hmm …
But when I hit play (with Tempo Track activated and click track on), it doesn’t act like I thought it would:
a) The “warped” track still plays simultaneously with the unwarped audio, and even with the original MIDI track - it doesn’t sound like it’s been warped at all.
b) Opening the sample editor of the warped clip, the “local” grey definition hasn’t changed - it still lines up with the ruler grid.
c) These “definition lines” in the sample editor are still way off the recorded rim shots, and subjectively look like they haven’t moved a bit.
What am I doing wrong … or am I expecting something to happen that isn’t supposed to? I thought at a minimum the processed track would line up with the click track, but no …
This is two nights in a row … I think the chances of figuring it out on my own are getting pretty small.
Thanks in advance for any help!