How can I retain the track info (tempo specifically) when I add session tracks from one session into a another session with a different tempo?

I'm trying to put a master set together. I start with one session and drag in another and it loads perfectly, but the names and bpm information disappear. Is there a way to move files between 2 sets with different tempos and retain that information (specifically the BPM)?

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dlspillz 2 years ago | 0 comments

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  • Warrior Bob
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    As far as I know, there's no way to retain BPM. You're dragging another set into your already-loaded set, which is at a particular tempo. The alternative would be to have the new set overwrite your current set's tempo, which could be equally confusing. Moreover, tempo is variable in Live sets - so it's not like your new set has just one tempo.

    If you tend to use Live sets like this though, and the tempo is important, you might put the tempo in the filename - that way you can see it in the Live browser. It's not a perfect solution but it might help you work around the issue.

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • Ableton_David Ableton staff
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    If you're using audio clips, then you might consider rendering the audio. When you do this, you can create an analysis file, which will assign a regular tempo to the audio, regardless of the set. 

    2 years ago | 0 comments

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