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Advice for mapping extremely inconsistent tempo?


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#1 jed

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Posted November 22, 2017 - 06:17 PM

I'm charting something really dumb (fifteen seconds in I've added four different tempo markers) but I'm wondering if y'all have any advice about improving workflow for mapping something that has essentially no consistency.



#2 DemonUnicorns

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Posted November 22, 2017 - 06:31 PM

4 markers for 15 seconds? Thats not really inconsistent. Best way is to do a new marker for EACH measure. Even then you may need more than one marker for a given measure.

#3 Whizzer

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Posted November 22, 2017 - 09:25 PM

Agreed. Songs not recorded with a click-track or edited to be extremely tight will have variation from measure to measure. You're lucky if you don't need to use many tempo markers.



#4 atupomaruru

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Posted November 22, 2017 - 09:42 PM

I thought doing one tempo marker for each beat was common practice.



#5 DemonUnicorns

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Posted November 22, 2017 - 09:52 PM

I thought doing one tempo marker for each beat was common practice.


Depending on the song, that may be overkill. However, there are certainly situations where that may be beneficial.

#6 Septekka

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Posted November 22, 2017 - 10:44 PM

I thought doing one tempo marker for each beat was common practice.

 

I do this because I just cannot handle seeing the gridlines even slightly misaligned from each peak, even if the actual difference in terms of playing it is miniscule. Hell I'll even put tempo markers between the beats. Most of the time, however, mapping per measure is perfectly acceptable and won't really affect how the song plays compared to more precise mapping.


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#7 jed

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Posted November 25, 2017 - 07:51 PM

I should've been a bit more specific about what I'm charting, it's not really a song 






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