The 10.4 update to Logic Pro X - free for all existing users - brought a bunch of cool new features to Apple's flagship DAW. One of the most interesting is Smart Tempo, a whole new tool set for working with automatic tempo detection and manipulation. In this video from the course Logic Pro X 10.4 301: Smart Tempo Demystified, Joe Albano is here to show you what it does, and how it works!
As Joe explains, there are three Smart Tempo modes and each one has a specific strength based on what kind of audio you are working with. If it's completely freestyle sound that has not been recorded to any kind of click for example, or if it's been recorded at a different speed. The three modes: Keep or Adapt Project Tempo and Automatic are each covered and Joe explains how each one works as well as when you may want to use it. Be sure to check out the other videos in the course for a complete guide to all the ways in which Smart Tempo can speed up your workflow!
Logic Pro X has always been very good at manipulating time. And now with Smart Tempo, Logic takes its tempo manipulating capability to another level. It’s now possible to record a music performance without a click track and have Logic create a tempo map automatically, or have Logic flex the recording to match the tempo of your project. This course, by Logic expert Joe Albano, explains everything you need to know about this powerful tempo detection/analysis feature.
To put Smart Tempo into context, Joe starts with a brief Logic tempo handling history lesson and gives some background on important tempo manipulation concepts. An in-depth description of the Smart Tempo Modes is next. Here, you discover the difference between Keep, Adapt, and Auto modes, and you see them all in context with real-life recording and editing examples. Then, there is a whole section on the Tempo File editor, where you learn to manually and precisely adjusts beat markers. Joe concludes the course by showing Smart Tempo in action, and by giving strategies to overcome some Smart Tempo limitations.
So don't miss a beat! Watch this 20-tutorial course by Logic expert Joe Albano, and see and hear how smart “Smart Tempo” really is!