Edit: As folks who record free-tempo/variable-tempo music know, re-recording a part in the middle of a project plays havoc with the grid at points after the re-recording.
After a few posts in this thread I came up with one way to get this done, it’s described in the7th post of this thread, 23 July 2016 , at 1622 hrs (as it appears on my screen).
It’s kind of lengthy, if anyone has a shorter way to get this done, please share!
Folks, I have to admit, I am losing my mind on this.
I’ve got a variable-tempo song, MIDI and audio, with an 8-bar MIDI solo. I’ve applied Time Warp to the entire song, so the bars line up with the music well. All this also applies to the solo … it has a varying tempo, in some places with quite a lot of tempo variation/rubato, and the bars line up nicely.
But now we want to re-record the solo … and since it speeds up and slows down in different places, it takes a little longer or shorter to play than the original solo, and so doesn’t fit nicely into the original eight bars.
No problem: I just move every thing after the solo to the right to make room, re-record the new solo on a new MIDI track, drag the post solo project back left to meet the end of the new solo, do a Time Warp in the new solo to adjust the tempo track so the bars align nicely there, and everything should be good, right …
The timing from the end of the new solo onward sounds off. As far as I can tell, the tempo track did not follow the events when it was dragged far to the right to re-record, then dragged back to the left to meet the end of the newly recorded solo. On closer inspection, the tempo track is completely misaligned from the musical events, from the point of the project split onward.
Sometimes (not always though), the automation also seems to behave badly - being shifted/dissociated from the events it was meant to automate, even though I have the appropriate Preference chosen (Automation Follows Events, by memory).
Things I have tried: paying attention to what I think are the right choices for Musical Timebase, Linear Timebase, Musical mode (maybe I’m not doing that right?); using multiple methods to move the project from the end of the solo to the right to re-record, then back to the left to meet the new solo afterwards (for example, selecting the whole project and cutting at the start of the solo then dragging, as well as using the range tool functions like global copy/cut time/delete time, etc.) …
Can someone please give some advice on how to do this? There is no answer that is too detailed for this poster … I promise !