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#516790 - 01/10/19 02:35 PM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Creating a cymbal track
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Bernier Offline

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Hi All. In some of my songs I use realdrums. They work OK, but lack a hi hat. That is what I am trying to add.
I am trying to create a hi hat only track using my midi synth. I have tried to do one measure and then copy to the rest of the song. The problem is, the tempo changes almost measure to measure in the song . If I try to use the average tempo, it never lines up properly. If I try to cut and past measure by measure to get the beats to line up, it is a nightmare.
Any suggestions?


#517052 - 01/11/19 04:11 PM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Re: Creating a cymbal track [Re: Bernier]
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rharv Offline

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Are you copying/pasting MIDI or Audio?
If MIDI it should follow the Tempo Map, whether it waivers or not.

Have you used the ACW to adjust the Tempo Map yet?
Make your sound your own!

#517160 - 01/12/19 09:08 AM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Re: Creating a cymbal track [Re: Bernier]
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Bob Calver Offline

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why not use the PT drum grid editor? if you have the bars aligned correctly and a tempo map that deals with the variations then the drum grid editor can play a midi hihat exactly as you like and fill in as many bars as you like. you can even change the pattern for different sections.

it would be on a different track and can then be balanced with the mixer.

and in a mix a midi hi hat should be indistinguishable from the real thing if you have a decent soft synth (actually even a bog standard synth should be ok)


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