Today let’s dig into an area of Logic that has so much going on, but gets so little love. And that’s creating, managing, programming, and even recording Tempo changes in Logic.
(That’s right – I said recording. Because it is possible to manually record tempo variations into Logic. And it only requires the *tiniest* trip into Logic’s MIDI Environment.)
Logic makes it super easy to map tempo changes throughout your Projects.
First stop is the Tempo Track in Logic’s Global Tracks. Quickly pull and stretch the tempo for each section of your Projects with only your mouse.
You can adjust the curve of your tempo changes to speed up or slow down. And you can even save different Tempo Sets to compare the feel and timing of different tempo maps.
But if clicking around in Logic’s Tempo Track feels a bit clumsy, there’s always the List Editors. The Tempo List Editor provides ultra-fine control over the exact placement and resolution of tempo changes in your Projects.
From there we’ll examine the awesome Tempo Operations function. Which gives you the power to adapt and change any range of tempos. Whether it be setting a constant tempo or scaling a whole song’s mapping to be faster or slower.
And finally we’ll take the shortest stroll ever into the MIDI Environment. Which allows you to create a Tempo Fader for recording Tempo changes 🙂
Check out today’s video for everything you’ve ever needed to know about Tempo in Logic Pro.
Scott McDavid says
great tip. I knew that feature (tempo fader) had to be in logic somewhere.. Thank you
Scott McDavid says
BTW: How is Logic at making chord charts. I know it has scripting/scoring capabilities, but a chord chart might be a different beast. I haven’t been able to figure it out. Thx
Morten N says
Thank you! This was a great overview. Any opinion about creating a tempo track with “human” variation prior to recording and then recording to that?