Thanks to Logic’s amazing Smart Tempo, the metronome has suddenly become optional to the recording process.
Don’t feel like recording to a click? No problem! Record away, and Smart Tempo will figure out the tempo you played at for you 🙂
But what if you have an entire Project that should’ve been recorded at a consistent tempo? Is it possible to take that Project and set it to a single tempo after the fact?
I’m here to tell you yes, this is absolutely possible.
And no, not only with MIDI, Drummer, or Apple Loops. But with recorded audio as well.
But what about an entire Project worth of audio files?
And in fact, I’d like to treat you to a masterclass today on doing exactly that:
- How to use Smart Tempo to figure out the varying tempo of an entire audio Project
- And then use Flex & Follow to conform that Project full of audio files to a single (and consistent) tempo
Smart Tempo and Flex Time have to be 2 of the most misunderstood features in Logic Pro.
There is SO MUCH power wrapped up in these 2 features. But they do both require some care for details from you.
For example, sometimes:
- You need to adjust some Project Settings to generate better results from Smart Tempo
- You need to swap a track’s Flex Mode for better sounding results
- You need to remove some Transient Markers to eliminate artifacts
- You need to bounce your Flex Edits in place to then cut out any unavoidable artifacts
Logic can get you to your intended destination. But sometimes you need to help Logic along.
So in today’s video, let me show you how to make that happen.