Thanks in advance if anyone has any ideas, tips, or tricks they could provide.
I typically record piano only, but have decided to try using Cubase Elements 7 to add additional instruments to my compositions. What I am having trouble figuring out is how to match the tempo with my piano playing if I use a chord track or loops. My compositions rarely change time signature but are always free flowing with a lot of shifts in the tempo. They are NOT recorded in midi; they are WAV or MP3 recorded with a high quality recorder from my grand piano. I do not have a mentor and have not yet stumbled on any articles or forum posts that would point me in the right direction for techniques on how to do this.
What I see adding for sure are some orchestral elements and maybe percussion. I can see where recording the orchestral tracks directly using a midi keyboard might work but I can’t see anyway possible to add percussion without some kind of time marks to get the measures synched with the mp3 import of my piano.
Thanks So Much,