Since this is a public forum, wWhen I write these little rants they are directed to SB. I dunno why people don't get that sometimes, but regardless, thanks for your thoughtful replies.
Of course, you're right about the start of 'bar 99'. I HATE all this 'explaining' crap and sometimes go too quickly. I get frustrated when this sort of -very- common 'human' task isn't addressed. Part of it, I suppose, is the fear that there are only about 500 people on the planet that still use notation.
I respectfully disagree with some of your points. It's -very- useful to have music playing @ one tempo with a click at the upcoming tempo. I don't need (or want) a completely separate tempo track just to do this sort of common task. That would only -add- to the complexity.
I just want the pre-count to work at the new tempo whilst the music plays back at the pre rit. tempo so I can prepare the players for the new (slower) tempo. A conductor does this with one swipe of the baton (on beat 4 he'd prep them for the new tempo.) But with Cubase unless you can physically see the computer screen during playback, you have no way to know what is coming next... unless you use Vic's trick.
I just want a way to do Vic's trick -without- having to go through those steps. If pre-count and pre-roll could work together, it might be a real timesaver. (Well, for me anyway.)
Cleansing breath. So... it appears that the Click Tempo -does- work as you describe with time sig changes. I can put a dummy time sig at the bar immediately before the rit. and the pre-count will click at the slow tempo. Rube Goldberg but cool.
I've never had to put a dummy time sig in. It just works as it should.
suntower wrote:HOWEVER, if I use your suggestion with the Pre-Count it seems to mute all tracks until recording actually begins. So I have a click, but no other music to play along with. Not ideal. IOW: Pre-Count seems to mute everything.
That is correct. It is a pre-count.
suntower wrote:WHAT I want is to be able to start recording at bar 100, MM 72 with a 1 bar pre-count (starting at bar 99, MM 100) but the click is playing MM 72 -while- the rest of the tracks play back. I guess I want Pre-Count and Pre-Roll together?
That makes no sense to me. What would be the benefit of hearing music playing at a different tempo from the click? For a start your click wouldn't start at bar 99, or if it did, it would be fewer than the number of beats in the time sig.
I can see the point of independent tempo tracks for overlapping cues, but I think that your suggestion would cause more problems than it would solve.
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