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Old 01-24-2009, 07:12 PM
DeluxeReverb DeluxeReverb is offline
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Default Turning a recorded click track into a grid?

I recorded several tunes with a drummer that preferred to use his own click. Now I want to do some editing that would be simplified if I could use a grid. What is the best/easiest way to use the recorded click track to set up a tempo map/grid in PT 7.3?

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Old 01-24-2009, 09:20 PM
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Default Re: Turning a recorded click track into a grid?

Well assuming the click he used is steady and consistent you could use Beat Detective to calculate the tempo. Or you'll need some other program to calculate the tempo of the click, then put that tempo at the beginning of the click in PT. Then you can use the grid in PT. In my experience using metronomes outside of PT they seem to fluctuate a little so the beats may not line up to the grid perfectly.
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:07 PM
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Default Re: Turning a recorded click track into a grid?

1 method.

Select a bar of the click track (exactly a bar)
Ctrl I for identify beat, starts bar 1 beat 1, ends bar 2 beat 1
that will tell you what the tempo was.
then you can set your master session tempo to match.
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Old 01-25-2009, 08:05 AM
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Default Re: Turning a recorded click track into a grid?

Beat Detective is made to do this and does it in a fairly straight forward manner. I suggest reading the entire section in the Reference guide starting at page 535 (v7.3), extracting tempo maps is covered in painful detail starting on page 539. You may want to consider building a tempo map from your drummer's performance vs. the click he followed, then when you quantize you will align with his groove, a very neat Beat Detective trick...
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Old 01-26-2009, 03:02 PM
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