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Logic's Smart Tempo: Part 1

Apple Logic Pro Tips & Techniques
Published May 2018
By Geoff Smith

Screen 1: In Logic Pro 10.4 it’s easy to record a quick song idea without worrying about tempo. Set the Project Tempo to Adapt, record your idea and then sit back and marvel as Logic automatically changes the Tempo Track to follow the tempo changes in your playing.Screen 1: In Logic Pro 10.4 it’s easy to record a quick song idea without worrying about tempo. Set the Project Tempo to Adapt, record your idea and then sit back and marvel as Logic automatically changes the Tempo Track to follow the tempo changes in your playing.

With Smart Tempo in Logic Pro 10.4, you need no longer record to a click.

In the May 2016 issue (http://sosm.ag/may16logic) we looked at using the iOS app Music Memos to record scratch ideas and then bring them into Logic. The Music Memos app analyses the harmonic and rhythmic content of the recording and then allows you to load it up along with its tempo and harmonic analysis right in Logic. Now, with the Logic 10.4 update, Apple have incorporated the tempo analysis aspect of this technology into a new feature called Smart Tempo.

In this month’s Logic workshop we...

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Published May 2018