Have you ever needed to change the tempo of your Logic Pro Projects? Perhaps you were working on a song and thought:
“Hmm, I feel like this song would feel better at a slower/faster tempo.”
It’s not that uncommon. Oftentimes we lay down an idea at a certain tempo, add more and more tracks, and then realize that the song might be a bit too fast or slow.
Of course the big question is, how do you go about changing the tempo of your entire Project in Logic Pro? Software instruments and MIDI are easy. As it’s built into the DNA of MIDI regions to change their time to match the Project Tempo at all times.
Audio tracks though are a bit different. The audio timing would appear to be “set in stone” upon recording.
Of course Logic Pro offers Flex Time. But who has time to edit the timing of a track with Flex manually? Ah! But here’s the thing – you don’t have to spend any time manually editing. In fact, all you need to do is:
- Turn on Flex Time for each of your Audio Tracks
- Choose the appropriate Flex Mode for each of your Audio Tracks
Then change the Tempo of your Project. And like magic, all your Audio Tracks will adjust their tempo automatically!
I know it sounds a bit too easy. But it really works that well. Take Folders *can* be a bit tricky depending on which version of Logic Pro you’re using.
In the video above I’m using 10.7.4, and Flex works a dream when changing tempo with Take Folders. If your Take Folders seem to struggle, I suggest:
- Bounce your Audio Tracks in place first
- Then enable Flex for the bounced versions
- Adjust Tempo to taste
Check out today’s video above for all the details.
Paul Brokaw says
That flextime is freakin’ crazy! Just tested it on a pretty complex song.. Amazing!
Thanks for the Heads Up!
Richard David Spano says
Chris, you did it again! Are you psychic? Just as I was gently stressing how to add 4bpm to “unsluggish” a tune, lo and behold, in my inbox! Thanks man. I’m “This Close” to naming you a co-producer…Richard, Owner, TwilightFlyerRecording, Old South Norfolk
Ralph Rivera says
Thanks for the info can’t wait to try it
Hey Chris do you have a video on changing the pitch or tempo of multiple samples in a project, is it i need flex time on for tempo? all these midi packs that are out there for purchase have different tempos and such but i thought i saw a video you had done.
Rick Francis says
Hey, thanks for this. I was wishing I could do this for a song the other night. Would love to bump up to 125 from 120. Didn’t know I’d be able to do it. You have made me very happy with this little yet powerful nugget of info. Thanks again! Cheers.