Is there a way to make Cubase write the proper time to each and every audio file being recorded into the pool?
I’m at loss for words and kind of at my wit’s end given the context of just a computer program.
But either I have been doing it all wrong for a decade and a half or more if this was the case in VST32 as well or it’s time for a long overdue feature request?
Given all the spectacular things Stein berg have somehow managed to produce it’s just beyond me that tempo info isn’t saved properly alredady?!!?
When we record audio there is a Project Tempo set and Cubase knows what it is.
You either type it in or use the default 120BPM and for now we don’t want to get derailed by Tempo Tracks and Beat Calculators.
Why isn’t this BPM written into the file info displayed in the Pool window?
I don’t want to have to go to the Pool and figure out which file is and which file isn’t recorded at one tempo or the other.
In larger projects it could turn into a nightmare unless you have an eye on it all the time.
Today gathering and editing guitar riffs I thought I have to try get to the bottom of this.
In a peculiar little project with five cycle markers I had opened a workspace with the project and pool windows visible.
Again I observed the tempo column and there was a handful of files recorded.
ONE of them had some tempo set to 191.37 or whatever is calculated from the total length from the audio file in relation to the project.
Why was even that one set???
I proceeded with using two of the tracks already in the project and I set one of them to musical mode, the other to linear.
I recorded silence on these two tracks simultaneously to save time.
I set up the punch in / punch out points which I rarely if ever use and started to record.
I just tried and tried until I ran out of new ways to try to make a difference but no new tempo was ever set for about 30 files.
This led me to believe that at least I’m not doing it wrong because then I would have stumbled on at least one way to do it right?
THEN … I spotted two files that actually had the tempo written into them!!!
It was two files running parallel on two tracks in the project.
Starting between cycle marker 2 and 3 and ending between 4 and 5 … these two files had some tempo written to them again completely unrelated to the project tempo!!!
It’s one of these occasions when I’m OK with being wrong because what I observe is just silly, right?
What am I doing wrong when I never get the tempo info written into the Pool correctly?
Am I the only one thinking it would be a good idea to not make users of Cubase have to poke around with stuff like this in 2020?
Not very likely would be an understatement, right?
So … ???