I wondered if you could help as this has almost ruined my weekend and I’m admitting defeat!
I am pretty much an absolute beginner on Cubase and I have Elements 9, not pro.
What I’m hoping to do is start making hip-hop style beats by cutting/slicing samples from full audio songs (mp3s). I’ve managed to drag in the song, find the section I want and isolate it, so that the start and end points are perfect.
What I just cannot work out is how to match the tempo of the sample to the click track, so I can then add my own drums, synths etc. I would also like to trigger hit points in groove agent, but after already matching the tempo.
I’ve come across a couple of options:
Tempo Detection - this seems to automate via musical mode, but this is sadly missing from Elements
Set Tempo from Event - I have got some results from this if I want to get the click track to match the song, but it’s the other way around I’m after. This restricts me hugely as if I bring in other samples from other songs with other BPMs, they don’t match and I get in a mess again.
I am sure there is a simple way around this which doesn’t involve spending another £400 (which I don’t have), so any help at all you guys can give me would be VERY much appreciated.