I’m using Cubase 6 for film scoring, and I am having an issue with the metronome precount. When I’m going to start composing a cue that is in the interior of the video clip I have loaded up, I’ll typically set a marker for where I want the cue to start, warp the grid so the beginning of a measure lines up with that marker, and then set the tempo and that I want at that point. This makes for a sizable jump in tempo in most cases. When I use the precount at this point, though, the metronome counts off at the PREVIOUS tempo, not the one I just created. This is really annoying, especially when I also changed the time signature at that marker as well. Is there a way to change this?
Also, while I’m on the metronome subject, is there a way to change the note value used for calculating BPM? I would really like to be able to specify “dotted quarter = 80” in the tempo track rather than do the math to figure out what that would be in BPM.