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Subject:Tempo automation? Possible?
Posted by: Tomdini
Date:2/7/2007 10:05:53 PM

You know, with all the film scoring work I've been up to, I'm amazed this didn't crop up before...

But is there a way to automate tempo? You know, to simulate orchestral rubato, and just give the music in general a little swing? A professor tells me he used to just create billions of adjacent tempo change markers with each marker only encompassing an incremental adjustment upwards or downwards in order to simulate tempo automation... but that's damn near the most regrettable waste of time I can imagine.

I'm surprised it's not as simple as just setting up a tempo envelope, creating points, and automating a curve. Like volume, pan, or any FX parameter.

But maybe that's all changed in version 6? And if not - hell, you guys shouldn't wait until version 7 to add this feature. It's an important one.

Other than that, Acid Pro 6 more or less handles my most common needs quite easily and efficiently (the ol' wishlist never quite goes away, though...)


Message last edited on2/7/2007 10:07:13 PM byTomdini.
Subject:RE: Tempo automation? Possible?
Reply by: Iacobus
Date:2/9/2007 12:53:33 PM

ACID Pro 6 is pretty much set in stone; any feature like that would be a major feature (since it was never in there before).

You can, like your professor said, insert tempo change markers but it's not as elegant. You could also take the track (or a partially-rendered portion of it) and do some mojo in Sound Forge.


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