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Ability to Set Measure/Beat at "Time Now" (Tempo Mapping) with a single shortcut/macro

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asked Dec 8, 2017 in Editing by mettelus (820 points)

I have searched for this and not found this particular item, but it has been referenced. Tab-to-transient is an excellent tool, but there doesn't seem to be a shortcut/macro to then assign that "time now" transient to a measure/beat on the tempo map. Barring Melodyne 4 (which is clunky when doing this to a cover track due to the sheer size of the file), I have only found references to inserting tempo markers manually, and then ctrl-sliding those (requiring zooming in), and then repeating. This is even more painful with a track that leads into the drums, since that first downbeat wants to slide around.

As an example, if a commercial track is imported and the tempo is roughly known and entered, here is what I am would like to do (this is how it is done in SONAR):

  1. Import the audio track, set tempo as best possible, and slide it right to get the first downbeat properly aligned.
  2. In SONAR, I am used to a command to "Set Measure/Beat at Time Now." Say the first down beat is the beginning of bar 6. The first is set there, and this provides an "anchor" to keep it set for further adjustments (to the right of it).
  3. When used, the "Set Measure/Beat at Time Now" will use the closest grid setting as a suggestion, so slight drifts will automatically pop up a confirmation window of the Measure/Beat to assign and insert a tempo map adjustment accordingly.
  4. Using this method, it is simple to adjust a tempo map without navigating or using the mouse in any way. It is as simple as 1) tab to transient necessary, 2) hit the shortcut to set measure/beat at time now, and 3) verifying the confirmation window (which should simply be Enter, barring any wild tempo variations).

I am submitting this as a feature request only because I am not familiar with macros is Studio One, and not sure if this already exists or how to create a macro to do so. I would like to be able to simply tab to a transient and assign it to [whatever] measure/beat on the tempo map and have the tempo map adjust accordingly - pretty much the same as ctrl-sliding an inserted tempo marker, but quicker and more accurate.

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answered Jan 17 by AlexTinsley (680,330 points)
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