[Ardour-Users] "Set tempo from region" broken?

Arve Barsnes arve.barsnes at gmail.com
Sun Aug 26 22:08:38 PDT 2012

On 27 August 2012 02:57, Kevin Thoma <kevin.thoma88 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I was going to report this issue to the bug tracker on ardour.org but I seem
> to be the only one with this problem, so I decided to ask here first to see
> if it's something on my end (because I feel like if a feature was this
> broken to everyone else, I would have found something about it on the
> net/forums)...
> So I recorded a drum track that wasn't played to a click track, and am now
> trying to get the grid in ardour to match the (variable) tempo of the
> drummer. In theory, this works fine. I split up the whole performance into
> one bar regions, then use the "set tempo from region=Bar" function to add a
> new tempo marker to the beginning of each region. Everything's fine until I
> restart ardour, at which point the tempo markers are all over the place,
> rendering all previous manual tempo setting useless. After the restart, the
> first tempo change marker "snaps" to the beginning of the next bar in global
> tempo. So if the global tempo is 120bpm and I set a tempo change marker at
> bar 3, beat 2 at that tempo, after a restart of ardour the tempo marker will
> - wrongly - be at bar 4, beat 1. For some reason, the newly set tempo then
> still doesn't change with the beginning of the next bar or region (where I
> originally set a second tempo change marker), but stays the same for six or
> seven bars, after which my original second tempo change will occur (and so
> on for the remaining tempo changes).
> The same falling-out-of-alignment happens when I "undo" the placement of a
> tempo marker, and even "redo" won't fix it. Obviously, this means I can't
> use the function, because the information it generates seems to corrupt on
> saving. Any ideas what could be happening here? I'm using ardour 2.12 and
> can reproduce this behaviour in a new session every time.
There was some change a while back, making tempo markers valid only at
the start of bars. Not sure why the change was made, but there you
are. Your best bet at the moment is probably to use time signatures to
make sure each tempo change starts at a new bar.

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