RONIN1;3163554 said:tempo is all over the place, should i manually change the BPM or should i just get the time signature in the right place and not worry about the BPM?
Charron;3163962 said:Here's what worked for me.First, tap along with the song and get the general BPM guess. (I use TapIt on my iPod, but the means don't matter.) Enter that manually (middle bar, to the right), then start tabbing to the beginning of each measure and pressing Q. It may take a little tweaking, but it's very quick and relatively accurate. If you don't have drums at the start, though, you may be in trouble. I'm starting with a song that has a cymbal lead-in, so that makes it even easier, but surely it can be done without that.
Charron;3163962 said:First, tap along with the song and get the general BPM guess. (I use TapIt on my iPod, but the means don't matter.) Enter that manually (middle bar, to the right)
X Bad Daddy X;3184677 said:Also - you can left-click with the beat in Reaper's BPM window while the song is playing and that will give you an approximate BPM automatically.
MrOwn1;3182901 said:Sometimes just finding out the approximate BPM and going with that works too.
DavyinaToga;3187733 said:That's what I did, for the most part. Went through the song measure-by-measure, then approximated the tempos of consecutive measures that were pretty close to one another (working with the guitar track, which can be a little sloppy; the drums can be edited to line up so it's always exactly on the beat, as well as the MIDI)To anyone who has been doing tempo changes manually without tabbing to each peak: BEWARE THIS METHOD! So many times I've had to go through and tweak every bpm after a tiny shift in an early measure knocked every following tempo change out of line. It was even worse when I somehow had a tempo change on a 4a, the last sixteenth note in a measure, and it knocked EVERYTHING early by that sixteenth note.