I am moving a bunch of tracks exported from a KORG D3200 (as 24bit WAV) into Cubase Pro 10.5.2 When I import the files they play in Cubase at about 10 BPM slower then they actually are. Note that if I go into the audio folder and play the songs with Windows Media player they play at the correct speed.
An example: I import a 120 BPM set of WAVs (bass, drums, vocals, guitars). The project is 120 BPM. The individual files when viewed in the Pool have a BPM of 120.8 (this apparently is the default for imported files). When I play them they actually play at about 110 BPM. To get them to play at the proper speed I have to set the tracks to musical mode and then set the Tempo for each track in the Pool to 110. I don’t recall this happening in the past (I recently upgraded to 10.5.2). I can’t find a good explanation of what the “Temp” setting in tracks in the Pool does. It doesn’t seem to actually change the wave file, my guess is that it is just metadata describing the file and these metadata are used by Cubase when you change tempos or use musical mode and other things.
I have a considerable amount of experience using complex image processing and geographic information systems software and I always found that understand a little about what is going on under the hood made it a lot easier to figure things out. Unless I am looking in the wrong places, Cubase help files are not very good at explaining what is going on, they just kind of tell you what buttons to push. Can anyone:
Help me understand why the imported files play at a slower tempo?
Point me to documentation that explains how musical mode, Tempo listed in the Pool, and tempo in the project cursor are related. I am sure it is one of things that are intuitive once you know how they work.
Thanks in advance.