I have this problem all the time when scoring music to a video.
I have points where my cues start, but I don’t necessarily want to write my cues in order.
Some folks have a project per cue, but I don’t have VE PRO as of yet and it takes too long to load all the vsti’s in my project.
So here is the deal:
If I have a cue from measure 1 - 70 and I like the bpm at 120
Then I jump to measure 300 and I set the tempo to 96, I have no problem there,
but if I go back to measure 160 and I set the bpm at 200 and write a cue that needs 150 measures, then I’m screwed. I could steal some earlier measures, but what if my first song was at 60 bpm and lasted to measure 159?
I essentially have to use the time warp tool to move everything over, then pull back measures to compensate.
This can get really messy if I have a ton of cues on my timeline. Plus, I can’t figure out how to move tempo changes with everything I select, just one at a time.
Is there an easier way to add measures, I could give a crap about what measure things start on, wouldn’t it make sense to be able to lock starting points of songs and set a tempo at a previous point to that song, so that the latter song wouldn’t be affected? Like a measure scaling tool.
The only tools I see so far are the project tempo tool, which wont move timeline events with it and the time warp tool, which can only move predefined measures around, but I need the tool to add more measures in between points to compensate.
Please help, I’m at a loss.