You can extract a tempo map from an audio recording as long as the audio contains discernible beats or rhythms, even if the audio was not recorded to a metronome of contains tempo drift. By adapting the project tempo to match the recorded audio, you retain the imperfections and human performance variations in the recorded audio.Cakewalk uses Melodyne to extract tempo information from recorded audio. Melodyne features accurate tempo detection, and Cakewalk’s ARA integration allows you to easily synchronize a project’s tempo map to the tempo of any Melodyne Region FX clip or regular audio clip.
1. Do one of the following:
[Melodyne Region FX clip only] Click the Tempo Options button in Melodyne, then select Confirm as File Tempo.
2. In the Select Algorithm dialog box, select the algorithm that best suits the audio material, then click OK.
3. Click the Set Project Tempo From Clip button on the AudioSnap palette.The clip tempo map is copied to the project tempo map so the tempo maps are identical. This allows the project’s measure boundaries to align with the audio clip(s).
Note 1: The Set Project Tempo From Clip drop-down list lets you specify at which resolution the clip’s tempo map should be copied to the project tempo. The options are as follows:
Note 2: If multiple audio clips have their Clip Timebase property set to Musical, changing the project tempo will affect the relative positions of the audio clips. When using the Set Project Tempo from Clip command, Cakewalk will offer to convert the timebase to Absolute.
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