Elements user: Will Artist have what I need?

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Elements user: Will Artist have what I need?

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I hope I can explain this clearly. I'm currently using Elements and it is a pleasure to work with compared to what I was using before but there is one area that is causing a bit of pain and I'm wondering if an upgrade to Artist will help.

The music I write tends to have a rather fluid tempo so I prefer to play the music into Cubase without a metronome. However, my playing is not great and I tend to need to do a lot of editing of the midi afterwards. One thing I think would help is if I could manually adjust the grid to match my playing, for example, setting the beginnings of bars and changes of time signature, after which I could use quantize to tidy things up without having to adjust each not manually.

Is this possible in Artist?

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Hi,

Here you can find Cubase editions comparison chart. As you can see, Tempo Detection is Cubase Pro only, same as Time Warp.
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Okay, so I was a little disappointed that I would have to go all the way to Pro to do what I wanted since I don't need 99% of the features in Pro but I downloaded the trial and have been playing around with Track Time Base, which I believe is in Artist. It's a bit of a work around but I think I can do what I need with that alone so I think I will upgrade to Artist.

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Post by raino »

If what you are creating is 'tempo fluid' ask yourself if it really needs to be aligned with a bars-beats grid. You can just turn Snap off, ignore the grid & Tempo setting, and put the notes where they sound right. That's kind of analogous with how magnet tape works - folks were able to record lots of great music in the absence of a grid.

While the grid aligned to tempo changes can be super useful, nothing requires that you use it.
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Post by klavieronin »

I've already upgraded so it's not an issue anymore but to answer your question, my music isn't exactly "tempo fluid". It's strictly metered, it's just that I often change meter and like to make use of rubato at appropriate times. Like I said in the original post, my playing isn't great so I often have to spend a lot of time lining up the notes of chords, increasing to tempo of sections I can't play at tempo, deleting mistakes then cutting and pasting good parts together… you get the picture. Making use of the track time base option is Artist is helping a lot. Thanks.

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Even if you don't think Pro will be useful right away, you will find over time, there are hundreds of great things that are ONLY IN PRO.

I use new stuff every week.

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