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Logic 9 Beat detection is unable to detect tempo

Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by dsw67, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. dsw67

    dsw67 Member


    I'm new to Logic so please bear with me.

    As an exercise I thought I'd try and recreate an existing song I like in Logic. I opened a new project and dragged the song from iTunes into Logic into the first track.

    I tried to match the project's tempo with the track by selecting the region and using Options > Tempo > Adjust tempo using beat detection, but each time I do it tells me it's unable to detect the tempo. Do I need to save the file in another format to do this? Thank you in advance for any help.
  3. Eddie Sullivan

    Eddie Sullivan Senior member

    Have you tried selecting just a few bars, instead of the whole song? There may be subtle tempo changes through the song that is making it hard for Logic...
  4. dsw67

    dsw67 Member

    Hi Eddie,

    Thanks for the reply. To clarify, you mean using the marquee tool to select a few bars and then try it? I think I did, but I'm not 100% sure at the moment. I'm not at home right now but I will try it again tonight and post my results. Thanks!

    Be warned, I'm probably going to post a lot of silly questions!
  5. Eddie Sullivan

    Eddie Sullivan Senior member

    Yes- select one or two bars. I would select them during the 'meat' of the song, beware of intros, breakdowns, fills, etc...

    Once Logic has determined the general tempo of the song from this- it will be a lot easier for you to figure out the rest of the song I think...
  6. dsw67

    dsw67 Member

    I'm still not having any luck. When I use the marquee tool to select a few bars and use Options > Tempo > Adjust Tempo Using Beat Detection I get a message stating 'No Regions Selected'. When I select the entire region it still tells me, 'No Tempo Could be Found.
  7. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Senior member

    Check to see if the BPM plug can detect the tempo.


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