Now it is I who doesn’t understand… you wanted the tempo track to correspond with your recorded music, yes? Do you mean that (after having completed all that) you then wish to change the tempo track, and have the music follow the new changes? Yes, that is possible (I’ll describe that at the end of my reply***).
I didn’t fully get:“Drag the events on all tracks, so as to make the first downbeat of the music correspond with a barline in the Cubase grid.”
I have to translate everything in my head to my language…I’m not english.Don’t know what events are.
Sorry, I didn’t detect any foreign accent in your post!
O.K. your Project exists already… you have recorded some MIDI (and some audio?)… what you have recorded is placed on Tracks, and the things that exist on a track are called events (these could be MIDI Parts on MIDI tracks, or, for audio, they would probably be audio events placed directly on the audio track, or encased inside Audio Parts, if you had selected the audio events and gone into the audio menu>“Events to Part”.
So all I meant was, select everything you have already recorded, and slide it so that the first thing you hear lines up to a barline in the Project window’s grid.
The notes I tapped became different lengths…is there a way to make them all quarter notes?
So long as the MIDI track on which you record the tapping is set to Linear Timebase (and you should have already set all the other tracks to Linear Timebase also ), and the result of the tapping that you hear is correct with the recorded music, don’t worry about what it looks like… the tapping will indeed eventually look like quarter-notes once you have successfully completed the process.
It was difficult to make the tempo track musical when the song is playing mechanical and slower/faster.
By “musical”, I meant… “Imagine that your orchestra was forced to have a percussionist playing along, playing quarter-notes all the way through the music.”
This does in fact become easier with practice… when you are “tapping”, you are effectively being the orchestra’s conductor (except that you are following the orchestra, rather than the orchestra following you )… it is just the same mental process as the conductor waving his arms about
Maybe you should start by doing a small Test Project, where the source music is fairly regular and rhythmic… just to get into the method .
***If you then want to change the tempo track, and have the music follow the new tempo changes… easy for MIDI, a bit more complicated for audio (EDIT: damn! this is Cubase 5, right? this is more complicated than in Cubase 6, unfortunately)…
- Once you have obtained your correct tempo track, but before making any further changes to it, switch all tracks back from Linear to Musical Timebase.
- For audio (again, before making any further changes to the tempo track), for each audio track, select from the very beginning of the audio track to the end of the audio, using the Range Tool, then go to Audio menu>Bounce Selection (and answering “yes” when asked if you wish to Replace Events). For each audio track, go into the Audio Pool, and make sure that Musical Mode is activated.
- You can now modify your tempo track if you wish, and the music should now follow.
Btw, let me just remind you about this…