Hi! I'm new to the forum and hope I can get some much needed help! I'm fairly well versed in Logic, having been a user for over a decade. But now I'm totally stuck on a tempo mapping issue and it's driving me to drink, lol.
A little background first. I received an old standalone digital multitrack recorder (A Tascam) from a client, with instructions to extract the tracks from an old session he had done on it and basically finish his production. Add more tracks, fix existing ones, mix, master. The whole bit.
So of course I started by exporting all the material from the old machine and getting them into Logic Pro X. So far so good, of course.
The project was recorded in a free tempo, no grid, and at first I thought no problem, I'll just work that way also. So I let the Logic tempo stay at 120, turned the click off and just started freehanding. I've added both MIDI and audio tracks.
Can you see where this is going?
OK, so now the project has grown. It calls for some snare drum parts, percussion etc, which should be quantized to something. No problem, I thought, I will just create a tempo map from the original piano track. Easy peasy. NO!!
Once I created the 6/8, fluctuating-tempo grid, I thought my problems were over. It clicks along fine to the original piano performance, but guess what? The MIDI tracks that I'd recorded insist on interpreting the new tempo grid instead of staying exactly how they are.
SOME, but NOT ALL the audio tracks also do the same thing. I think it's the ones I've already used Flex on to fix some pitch issues. They will not stay independent of the new tempo grid, but adapts to it instead, putting the whole thing way out of sync, stretching and flexing. It makes no difference if I use KEEP or ADAPT in the smart tempo settings. I've tried deleting tempo info from the tracks, but it does nothing. As soon as the stems 'see' the new project tempo grid, they change. Doesn't matter if I turn flex off for the track.
ALL I WANT is for my ALL stems and tracks (MIDI too!) to stay exactly as they are, playing back exactly as before, just superimposed over a newly created tempo grid to which I can quantize later tracks that I'll make. How hard could this be???? I've done similar things before, but for whatever reason it WILL NOT WORK on this particular project!!
Where the heck am I going wrong???