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Tempo finder?

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Hey, is there anything I can use within Cakewalk that will tell me the tempo of an existing clip?

I usually bring it into sound forge and do it there but wondered if there was something I could use in Cakewalk.

Thanks

Jono

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I think if you drag it to the timeline Melodyne should show the tempo but depends on material. Then undo the change. 
or try opening in Melodyne 

Some delay effects have tempo detection 

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Hmmm. In Sound Forge, you select one bar and go to edit tempo and say how many beats are selected, it does the math. I thought there must be something in Cakewalk that can do it as efficiently. Perhaps audio snap or something.

There really should be a simple plugin for that. I have on for iphone that creates a tempo map etc.

 

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36 minutes ago, jono grant said:

Hmmm. In Sound Forge, you select one bar and go to edit tempo and say how many beats are selected, it does the math. I thought there must be something in Cakewalk that can do it as efficiently. Perhaps audio snap or something.

I recon doing the same in the Loop Construction view in Cake.

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There are several ways to extract tempo:

1.  Drag the clip to the time line - this uses Melodyne (even if you've got an expired trial version) to extract a tempo map
2.  Use the audio snap palette to identify the transients of your clip and extract a tempo map from there
3.  Use the "Set Measure/Beat at Now" at various points in your project to tell it where the measures/beats start. The tempo will be modified to match where you tell it measures/beats start.
4.  Use the "Fit to Improvisation" command - For this you need first record a MIDI track, where you "tap" notes to the tempo (i.e. tap along to the audio clip). Select the newly recorded MIDI clip , then select "Fit to Improvisation" from the menu to extract a tempo map from what you've played. 

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What's so hard about dragging to the timeline? takes 2 seconds for a short clip. I see it's top of Marks list too. I usually do this with live recordings to see what the closest tempos was in general. But it does depend on which track I use to do this, that's why I said it depends on what the audio clip is from. Obviously sustained sounds won't work. 

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I didn't realize Melodyne will extract the tempo even if the trial is expired. That is a helpful tip for new folks.

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Yeah, monophonic drag and drop audio to MIDI and tempo detection both continue to  work after the trial expires.

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