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How do I keep midi tempo constant when I adjust Studio One tempo?

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asked Jul 6, 2019 in Studio One 4 by martinhughes (130 points)
I recorded a live performance consisting of audio and midi which was played at 106bpm. Unfortunately I left Studio One tempo at its default of 120. I would now like to edit the track and it would be useful if the grid correctly indicated the bars. If I adjust Studio One tempo to 106, the audio is displayed and plays correctly. (I have timestretch disabled.) However, the midi speeds up to 120 bpm.

Is there a way adjust the tempo in studio one without altering the tempo in the midi track - I guess what I'm looking for is something like the 'Don't Follow' function in the audio tracks

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answered Aug 27, 2019 by frankbaker1 (410 points)
MIDI events are always going to be transmitted to the instrument according to the song tempo track as defined in the Studio One song file in terms of measures and beats - that is what MIDI is. If you convert your midi tracks to audio (either by rendering a plugin track or recording an audio track from an external synth) then copy the clips to an audio only track - you can deal with it as audio without sensitivity to the tempo track.
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answered Oct 11, 2019 by timlewis6 (380 points)
I agree!  a MIDI track "don't follow" option would *really* help me out.  I'd like to be able to play a MIDI piano track freely and then go back and adjust the tempo map to fit the MIDI track.  But the closest thing I've found is the MIDI "Stretch" feature, and this feature has problems -- the most significant is that it only stretches the notes, but ignores controllers like the sustain pedal.  It's practically useless for my MIDI piano tracks.  But the fact that this feature exists says that the developers *could* make a "don't follow" option on the MIDI tracks and allow us to scale the time independently.  Right now, the only thing I can do is convert the MIDI to an audio track and use the "don't follow" option that way... but I lose all my ability to edit the notes.
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