Studio One Quick Tip - Using 'Define Tempo' To Timestretch Audio Events In Studio One

I always love finding a new feature that I didn’t know existed in Studio One.. And it just so happens that this happened to me a couple of weeks ago - and I wanted to share. :)

For anyone who has ever worked with Audio Loops in Studio One, be it Wav Files, MP3 Files, or AIFF - You’ll know that there are a bunch of different options we have at our disposal with respect to tempo - but a really simple way to “snap” an audio loop to your songs Tempo (when it’s BPM is undefined) is to simply use the alt / option modifier when clicking + dragging - and snapping an Audio Events edge to a Bar Boundary.

This works as expected for most cases, but one thing to note is that although it does snap the loop to work within your current song - there is still no File Tempo metadata information in the Audio Event. The simple solution for this is to do a quick bounce and create a new file. The new file takes on your Studio One Song’s BPM and all is well in the world again… So if you do end up making any changes to the BPM - your loop will play back at the proper BPM as long as the track is set to Timestretch in the inspector.

But did you know that Studio One has 2 completely different approaches that a user can utilize to Timestretch Audio Files? Well - to be completely honest, I’ve been on Studio One since ~2014/2015 and I had no idea until a couple weeks ago…

In this video, I demonstrate how to stretch Audio Files (Loops) using 'Define Tempo' vs the traditional 'Stretch Event' approach. Whats the difference? Well, Define Tempo is a unique approach that can be used when timestretching Audio Events - which (in some cases) may be preferable to use vs basic timestretching.

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Cheers, Marcus