Hello, I've been using logic for about 5 years but I'm new to smart tempo. Just upgraded from 10.3 to 10.5. I can already see that the potential for this new technology is absolulty a game changer for many reasons, but I'm very frustrated trying to solve 1 simple thing. One of the main reasons I upgraded was because I wanted to use drummer with smart tempo to make it easier to create drum tracks for cover songs using the original mp3 by various bands as a template. I've done this in the past but it took a lot of patience and tweaking to get it to line up with the drummer's beat. So I have been experimenting with some success and some failures. I open a basic song writer template. I turn on smart tempo to "ADAPT" I drag and drop a song with a basic beat just to get started learning how to use it. Logic analyzes the mp3 and makes the correct adjustments to the tempo. So far so good. Everything seems right until I create a drummer region and realize that logic has decide to place the mp3 nudged forward at least 1 measure, so that the drummer's starting measure is early and the 4th measure where the fill should go is early also. If I move the mp3 over to try and synch up with the correct drummer starting point, it doesn't move the tempo changes along with it. So, as the free style original recording that didn't use a metronome moves along, it becomes more and more off the correct beat.
So, how do I import, or drag a song mp3 into and empty track so that when logic adapt tempo starts to analyze the tempo it doesn't move it down the road? Or, better yet, how can I move it with the newly analyzed smart tempo data in the tempo track? Or, is there a way to tell the drummer to use a different measure as its starting point? For example, instead of the first 4 measure being from 1 through 4, force to to be 2 through 5, so the drum fill or roll happens where I want it?
Sorry if this sound like a beginner, thanks!