At 9/1/14 11:06 AM, KatMaestro wrote:
Tempo changing on FL is limited in many ways. There is absolutely no indicator or icon showing at which point the tempo changed.
There's a workflow I use which helps which may work for you for tempo changes.
> Stretch the channel really large. This allows you to get an easy handle on things.
> Have your scrub over the point where you are changing tempo. This means when grabbing the point you'll get real time feedback on how fast/slow it will be.
> Once you have decided on your tempo, if you need to know it at quick glance. Create a marker for it (ALT and T). This will create a marker which you can drag and position where needed. Once you have created one marker, you can add multiples by right clicking and say 'add marker' and specific positions.
One problem with FLstudio is that it stretches all the timeline of samples depending on the live tempo you're on. Other DAW's dont do this, from what Ive seen. But it's only a visual problem, when your scrub is over it, it retains the tempo you set it at. However, it's annoying as fuck to watch all the samples bunch up through playback when you slowdown and speed up timings, this then causes problems when working with video, and quickly placing your scrub cause's the video player to mess up in position. But FLStudio is hardly the film scoring tool, it's really not designed for it.
Anyway, hopefully this workflow will aid you a bit in tempo changes. :)