I record non-click track songs, usually with a ritando for effect, usually at the end of a measure, to act as an emotional break in the song.
What I ideally do is keep the ritando in the same measure, or sometimes put it at the start of its own measure, but either way the tempo of that measure is very slow. As I use VST drums, I find I have to turn them off in that measure, and program them by hand in that “slow” measure.
So all this takes a few steps. It’s not the end of the world of course, but I was wondering, how do other people do ritandos?