I might just be too close to it, because I’ve spent all day working with these two things, but I’m just completely flummoxed! I can’t quite figure out how to visualize these things … is it like writing on a rubber band (gum band), then stretching it out?
I’ve read that SDFT (Set Definition From Tempo) “imprints” metadata on the audio file (especially if you “Write Definition to Audio File”). But when I took one of those files and imported it to another project, it did not play at the tempo of the originating project. I can’t figure out where my thinking went bad here … if it’s Imprinted on the file, I guess the imprinted metadata doesn’t travel with the audio file to another project? Or …?
I believe that this SDFT is actually a type of Audio Warp? As is Musical Mode (not to be confused with “Musical Timebase”)? What is the difference in what happens to the audio file when applying one or the other? I tried to compare (applying each to a file, then changing the project tempo), and there were clear differences, but I’m not able to figure out reliably what those differences are …
Thanks for any insight … right now these are just “magic black boxes” to me, and I don’t deal well with that kind of situation!