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can logic find the tempo of samples?

4485 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 29, 2008 11:38 AM by juhani h. RSS
czarthp Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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Apr 28, 2008 11:12 AM
I have a sample I have chopped up and I want to play in Logic but I don't know the tempo. Can Logic find the tempo of my samples?
curently using santa rosa macbook, Power mac G4 (R.I.P), Mac OS X (10.5.2), 2gb RAM
  • xearthlingx Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)
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    Apr 28, 2008 10:51 PM (in response to czarthp)
    Insert the BPM counter plug-in on the audio track & it will analyze the file as it plays in real-time, then show the BPM (tempo). I think this plug needs some tweaks or improvements with it's accuracy though, sometimes it's hit or miss depending on if the audio file it's analyzing has enough rhythmic content to base the correct tempo.
    G5 2.0 Dual Core, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 2.5 GB Ram
  • juhani h. Level 2 Level 2 (255 points)
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    Apr 29, 2008 11:38 AM (in response to czarthp)
    It´s in the manual but nonetheless, this is how I do it:

    select the region you´re interested in, open it in the sample editor. make sure you adjust the start and end so that it plays smoothly looped.

    close the sample editor, select the newly adjusted region. if it is four bars, select four bars in the time line. press Command + T (or go to Options -> Tempo -> Ajust tempo using length and locators)

    Presto! The tempo changes, which you can see in the transport. if it says 108.001 it is safe to assume that the tempo is 108. In this case I simply undo til everything is back to where I started. then I change the tempo to 108. done.

    In your case it might be more convoluted, considering that you might have chopped up pieces of audio. but the procedure is basically the same, I´d say.

    Good luck!
    Macbook 2.2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.1)


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