Join David Franz for an in-depth discussion in this video Changing the tempo and key later on in the process, part of Songwriting in Pro Tools.
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…As you're working on your new song idea, you might realize…that hey, this track should be a little faster, or a…little slower, or the song needs to be in a different…key because the singer's going to sound better in a different vocal range.…I'm going to show you, quickly, the tools that you need to help change…the tempo or the pitch of the tracks after they've already been recorded.…Let's take a look at this intro guitar bit.…First I'm going to change from samples to ticks,…and that changes the time reference for this.…We have 960 ticks per beat, and we can see that…if I scroll down on this just a little bit,there's 960 ticks…within one beat of this and then, obviously, the number of beats…within the bars,so this makes our audio reference to the tempo.…
Now I'm going to choose elastic time, this button right here, and choose polyphonic,…because it's a guitar part,it's going to have multiple notes going on at once.…That turns on elastic audio, and Pro Tools analyzes…this piece of audio,so now it knows that it's…
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