So I’m working on backing tracks. I ripped the track and plopped it into Ableton (most folks in my arena seem to use Ableton for this type of activity) but no matter what I did with the Warping settings about three minutes into the song the difference between the click and the pulse of the song was very noticable.
So I gave up on Ableton and brought the track over into Cubase 9.5. I’d used hitpoints a long time ago with Cubase 4 (or 6?) to match a tempo to a loop, so I tried going that route again but I was not successful. I kept having issues matching things up between loud and quiet sections, the hitpoints weren’t even, it was a pain to go through a 7-minute song moment-by-moment to adjust and add/remove as needed. So then I tried Warping in Cubase but whenever I tried to stretch or compress a loop it only acted on that one line, and not all lines “downstream” of where I was working, so I couldn’t get the track to match up using those tools either. It just didn’t seem to work like the Youtube videos showed it to work.
Then I found the tempo track function and 20 seconds later everything matches up like a champ. Perfect. Amazing.
So my question: what are HitPoints for now?
Thank you for your help!