How to Find the Tempo of a Beat/Instrumental (Pro Tools) - ModernMixing.com


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  1. LINNLchan7BAND said on March 3, 2013 1:37 am:

    If you are then going to synch a drum VST or midi track one made of
    patterns, ect that is good info to have but, are there not, I’m not sure
    but, think so, automatic beat and tempo algorythms as well, in DAWs like
    Reason or Fruity Loops/Studio 10, that sense the rythm or can derive it,
    ‘get groove,’ ect and then automatically adjust the drum parts to these
    groove patterns and tempos you are looking at, atleast with MIDI; ( I’m not
    sure about drum loops either in WAV, typically at 120bpm?) thx U

  2. LINNLchan7BAND said on March 3, 2013 1:42 am:

    usually, I like to record midi live, and, so, I don’t worry about absolute
    sync there or with keyboads, guitar (VST I mean, here, ) but, patterns, I
    can see that people will want to synch that more with modern pattern based
    music of many new genre or mixes thereof. And,it’s something I need to
    learn to for example use a Thor Bass or Keyboard pattern to sync better to
    other’s cover, as remix vs orgininal. Plenty to learn &, I have no room
    left to install Protools LE, 24bit, I have but useful info

  3. Modern Mixing said on March 3, 2013 2:01 am:

    This is not the only way to do it, but I prefer it and am comfortable with
    it.

  4. Danny Miller said on March 3, 2013 8:15 am:

    The video is great,but why did you switch to Pro Tools? There are soo many
    videos in pro tools, finally one in Sonar ,Then you get the cry babies
    wanting the daw to be pro tools and you gave in. Now I will have to rethink
    watching your videos. It was nice finally having to see the work
    implemented in Sonar.

  5. Modern Mixing said on March 3, 2013 9:26 am:

    Hey Danny. Thx for the reply, I appreciate all feedback. In short, I really
    wish the decision was as easy as you make it sound but it wasn’t. It was
    something I sat with for weeks weighing all the reasons, one of which you
    mentioned. However, there was more than one reason but the biggest one
    being was the future of my channel. In order to grow and reach a more
    people (especially beginners) I had to make the change. If you see value in
    my videos, I know you will see past the DAW. Thanks

  6. mussiCfan7 said on March 3, 2013 1:24 pm:

    Hello ModernMixing! I have 1 big problem with Pro Tools (10). When i try to
    launch it, everything is fine, on the end shows DAE Loaded, Scanning, and
    any kind of a numbers showing, after them, Windows says “pro tools stop
    working” and shuts down, please help me. Thanks.

  7. mussiCfan7 said on March 3, 2013 1:26 pm:

    And sometimes shuts down but before this opens a tab and says “Access
    violation occurred, unable to read location 0xFFFFFF8, and not just 8 many
    others. What should i do ?

  8. Modern Mixing said on March 3, 2013 6:37 pm:

    I just did a quick google search on “Pro Tools stop working” and it came
    with with a few possibilities as to why its not working. You are going to
    have to use trial and error to figure out which problem it is.To be honest
    with you I would just contact Avid and get them to diagnose the problem
    with you because it would be the fastest to a solution. I have never had
    that issue with Pro Tools so I can’t really be of any help.

  9. DJ AO said on March 3, 2013 7:43 pm:

    Good tip…

  10. bakersfieldmusicnow said on March 4, 2013 6:46 am:

    great job!

  11. Skybach said on March 4, 2013 10:55 pm:

    Great videos! I subscribed

  12. SHOTGUN SUGAR said on March 5, 2013 7:49 am:

    Wow thats one trick i did not know T damn that saves me tapping my phone
    app thanks you rock

  13. strikaboy448 said on March 9, 2013 11:49 pm:

    THANKS !

  14. Joe Malinovsky said on March 25, 2013 12:57 am:

    This continues to be one of the toughest problems for me to get my head
    around. I don’t understand “tapping”. It sounds easy but I’m a guitar
    player not a drummer and while I get 4/4 beats, tempos are still tricky.
    Thanks for your video. If there are other approaches, I’d appreciate
    hearing more about them. Thanks.

  15. Modern Mixing said on March 25, 2013 4:23 am:

    Its just the same thing as tapping your foot to a song you like. Generally
    its natural to tap along to every quarter beat. Once you tap with your
    instrumental, Pro Tools will give you an average BPM based on your tapping.
    You would normally have to adjust afterwards.

  16. Joe Malinovsky said on March 25, 2013 1:21 pm:

    I think my real problem is understanding how to determine the first
    downbeat. If you can provide a few pointers I’d be thankful Justin. Thanks.

  17. Modern Mixing said on March 25, 2013 7:21 pm:

    Im not sure that’s something I can explain in a comment because every song
    is different. The only thing I could suggest is to recognize the song
    structure and then go to a section of the song where drums are present (the
    chorus might be best place to start). Then take the first hit (downbeat) of
    the chorus and then use that as a starting point for finding the tempo. If
    its mainly live played you wont be able to line the grid up perfect unless
    you customize it which is for another lesson.

  18. jazzyfosho7 said on May 23, 2013 3:27 pm:

    Thanks for the inbox to this vid.

  19. Dirtbagofswag said on July 9, 2014 1:31 am:

    Very well put, thanks for the help!!

  20. Jay Kid said on May 24, 2015 6:03 pm:

    I have been trying to find the tempo to a beat for almost an hour lol. When
    I play the original beat its really fast and I cant get it to hit that
    speed on protools. I try to tap to the beat but I dont think I fully
    understand what you mean. If you could help me I would really appreciate
    it. I’ve been learning all the plugins and how to use them but if the beats
    tempo is off then I am lost.