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Time Warping

The Time Warp tool provides a way to match musical (tempo based) references to linear (time based) references. Time Warp also provides a way to find out the tempo of a MIDI or audio recording that was made without a metronome. Once you have determined the starting point of this recording, you can then create tempo changes that will make the bars match up to the events you recorded. This is different from the Beat Calculator since Time Warping works with previously recorded material, and tempo changes are added to align this recorded material with the project’s bars and beats, whereas the Beat Calculator provides a way to enter a tempo value at a specific location inside the project by tapping the desired tempo.

When you use the Time Warp tool, the tempo value of the last tempo event (before the click position) is adjusted. If there are other tempo events later on the Tempo track, a new tempo event will be created where you clicked with the Warp tool to adjust the tempo, preventing these later tempo changes from moving from their original positions. By holding down the Shift key as you are inserting a new tempo event, you can also create a new tempo event between two existing ones, without affecting the position of these two previous tempo change events. You will also notice that the Ruler bar will turn burgundy when the Warp tool is selected and inserted tempo changes appear as markers along this bar (see Figure 14.14).


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