There are several versions of this issue I’ve encountered but I’ll go off of the issue I’m gaving right this moment…
I have a client’s song loaded and ready to mix. 37 tracks + 13 submix/“group” channels + 3 FX channels + 2 additional channels for recording mixdown (I prefer to sum to a stereo channel, process with “External FX”, then send to a stereo audio track and just hit record when its time for mixdown. It sounds stupid but is the best way I’ve found, for me, to integrate a ton of analog gear + external plugin processing and is completely beside the point so I’ll move on…)
Client told me the tempo was 108bpm, so I set it to 108bpm then imported the tracks.
After setting up all the submixes and routing, I played the raw tracks and noticed the tempo is not mapped correctly.
I went through them 1 at a time and toggled from music-based to time based, chopped the song to start at the first kick then slid the loop range for 4 bars.
As I begin to change the tempo, the tracks are adjusting to fit the new tempo.
I don’t want them to adjust. I just want to adjust the tempo so that it matches up with the music. I can’t do that if the tracks keep adjusting to fit the new tempo just as wrong as they were at 108bpm.
I’ve encountered this before and toggling the time/music base on the left of each channel sometimes works. When that doesn’t work; I scrap the whole project, open the tracks in Acid Pro 10 Suite, find the correct tempo, start a new project in Nuendo at the correct tempo, then I simply load the tracks into the session with the correct tempo & signature and it works.
I’m sure there’s a much quicker and easier way to handle this. There are just so many buttons and I never have time to go through all of them and find out just how powerful our main DAW really is.
Anyway, not knowing the proper way to do this is costing me money and I need to know the answer.
I’m certain there’s a very simple way.
Simply creating a tempo track is NOT the correct answer.