Identify Beat in Pro Tools Video Tutorial

How to Identify a Tempo In Pro Tools

In this video we tackle a common task you may be asked to perform as an engineer (or for personal needs). We take an audio track and identify the session tempo from it. There are few different reasons of wanting to find the tempo. A grid to edit with, to sync time base effects such as delays, to program VI's to play along with the audio, are a few examples. In this video we go over how to identify a tempo in Pro Tools.

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Pro Tools Tempo Operations Window Video Tutorial

Using The Pro Tools Tempo Operations Window

Pro Tools gives you many options in the Tempo Operations Window. They can be a simple and constant tempo change or a linear change. Linear will ramp the tempo faster or slower in a perfect slope in a selected area. There are more complex options as well to choose from. There is a parabolic option for instance that will let you set the curve of your ramp faster or slower in tempo among other options that can be quite helpful. I cover some of these different methods and what they do.

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