Tempo maps for single-track songs?
Posted April 20, 2013 - 01:49 PM
Posted April 20, 2013 - 02:12 PM
I tend to author songs with limited or no bpm changes, of course, so... yeah.
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Posted April 20, 2013 - 02:30 PM
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what's a not-so-painful way of building the tempo map?
Posted April 21, 2013 - 03:54 PM
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Posted April 21, 2013 - 10:16 PM
It definitely gets tricky when there are tempo changes. I've actually found counting out on my fingers helps sometimes, haha.
Posted April 21, 2013 - 10:51 PM
Posted April 22, 2013 - 12:17 AM
I decided maybe that wasn't the best first song to chart.
Posted April 22, 2013 - 12:22 AM
Don't forget to make the track bigger vertically and zoom in horizontally! Generally, the only songs that are impossible are victims of the Loudness Wars, where everything is mush.
I starting trying to tempo map a 7/4 Deftones song that has a waveform that looks like a solid bar.
Posted April 27, 2013 - 04:09 AM
I can see how it would be annoying if you're dealing with a bunch of abnormal time signatures and tempos though.
Anyway, that's just how I did it, not sure how most do it. Just putting it out there because it worked great for me.
Posted April 27, 2013 - 06:45 AM
If there's a particular measure that you can't spot well in a waveform, you can always just place the measure marker such that the next measure lines up correctly. Basically just splitting the difference.
Also it's worth mentioning that hitting T will do what Q does, but let you switch the time signatures, which can be handy for songs that switch regularly (pretty sure one song I started charting was four measures of 3/8 followed by a measure of 4/8).
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