Question about manipulating breakpoints

 Ok, so I'm in the process of creating a live set that is basically a really long arrangement that moves from song to song. I need to change the tempo at specific spots between songs, and the way to do that seems to be the song tempo envelope in the master track.

My question is, when manipulating breakpoints, is it possible to specify a value numerically for an individual breakpoint? As in, instead of dragging the point by hand (which changes the value by wide swaths and goes to the second decimal place, making it hard to hit solid round numbers even when holding ctrl), could I somehow select that breakpoint and just place it at an even 120? Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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ElectrochemicalReaction 1 year ago | 0 comments

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  • Near Earth Object
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    Have you tried changing the tempo for each part by using automation? You could change the tempo envelope on the master channel so it jumps to the correct bpm for each different part of your arrangement.

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  • Eppe
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    Hi!

    @Near Earth Object: it sounds to me like that's already what ElectrochemicalReaction is doing :)

    The point is that the automation points don't 'snap' to solid round numbers. I've also had this problem and actually still do, what I do to solve it is making the master track larger and then ctrl-dragging again. And then sometimes you have to make it smaller again if it doesn't work and then larger again and basically just mess around a little bit and in the end it hits a solid number :)

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  • Near Earth Object
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    Apparently he is not doing the same thing, because when i do this and use the snap function, it is very easy to get the correct bpm, with 2 digits behind the comma. Typing it in the bpm box and dragging the points to the right spot also works perfectly. Just zoom in when you do this, and you can also assign the bpm to a midi controller. That way it is even easier to get the correct bpm. So what am i missing?

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • sagastume
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    on the master track automation lane, there are 2 boxes that give a minimum and maximum bpm allowed to be shown in the automation lane. sometimes when it is getting difficult to bring the bpm to a whole number, i simply set the min/max to the 2 bpms you are going to automate between at a certain point in the arrangement, and you can just drag the breakpoint all the way or all the way down to the exact value.

    1 year ago | 0 comments

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