the title says it all.
I’ve stumbled across a couple similar posts doing some research on the forum but they confused me more than they should have enlightened me.
Here is my situation :
I always use a project template where I have 4 bar offset at the beginning to have some room, and I have a ruler track to monitor the time of my track in parallel of my beats+bars lane on top of my project.
Now, I tried to put a time offset in project setup to get the 0:00:00 close to the bar 1, but of course on different tempos the offset moves around since the bars are not as long.
My question is : is there a way to match 0:00:00 with bar 1 beat 1 every time ?
There are instances where this would help—say, while you’re trying to target a certain exact cue time and length. Believe me, I’ve sat there readjusting the offsets over and over again. Would love to have a ruler that keeps 00:00:00 locked to measure 1.
Ok I think I found it.
I usually set up a 4 bar offset in Project Setup (always on with my starting template).
Once you have the tempo of your song, put your cursor on the first beat of the first bar then go to Project > Set Timecode at Cursor.
Enter the value 00:00:00:00 then click “no”.
That’s it, the 0:00:00 and bar 1 beat 1 are aligned.