Tap tempo in real time in Cubase?

JamieLang

Active Member
Thank you Jamie Lang. But could you explain a bit more about this? What do you mean by "doing a human time Midi track", and what so you mean by "setting it to linear time"? Sorry, I'm easily lost with this kind of things.
Cubase's timebase setting on EACH track...Musical time=follows MIDI tempo changes as they're made...Linear Time=allows the midi to change AROUND them, while they retain their absolute position on timeline.

And you can toggle this on and off as needed for a track. So :human time midi"--is recording in free time (as far as the sequencer is concerned--play the piano for a whole tune solo with that track set to linear time, you can use the Warp tool to map IT'S tempo...THEN, you can switch it to musical timebase, and any FIRTURE changes it will change the original part played.
 

Paul Cardon

Ninja Otter Music
Thank you Jamie Lang. But could you explain a bit more about this? What do you mean by "doing a human time Midi track", and what so you mean by "setting it to linear time"? Sorry, I'm easily lost with this kind of things.
Musical timebase = locked to measure grid/tempo
Linear timebase = locked to time/minutes:seconds

Linear is great when you want a track that ignores any changes to tempo or the measure grid. Especially great for marker tracks that are supposed to be synced to a video. Don't want those sliding around when you change the tempo.

If you want quick access, its track control is hidden by default on certain track types but you can add it and configure its placement like this:

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JamieLang

Active Member
You shouldn't have to add it to the track controls unless you don't keep the inspector open. It's in the inspector. Little button with a note(for musical mode) or clock (linear time).