Is it possible to quantize an entire bpm-changing tune?

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by ska invita, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Ive got an mp3 copy of this one old house tune from 1987 - its been remastered in 2013. Thats the verison Ive got.
    Turns out the bpm gradually changes within it from about 118bpm, to maybe 121bpm.
    Either when they remastered it they did so on a record player that wasnt turning regularly, or more likely when it was made on a budget in 1987 some process warped the tempo. It was probably mastered to cassette tbh.

    My question is, is there a bit of software that will just quantize the whole tune at the press of a button? Say to its average tempo of 119BPM?
    Maybe Ableton (which ive never used)?

    Its really annoying me as its a bad tune but its impossible to mix in properly as it keeps going out of time...
     
  2. danski

    danski Comfortable chair.

    You could do it on ableton.
     
  3. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    is it easy? as in one button press type of thing?
    tempted to download a copy just to do this
     
  4. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    Not a 1 button job but fairly straightforward.

    See here for an example:

     
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  5. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    im going to have a go at this :cool:
    putting the world to rights one house tune at a time....
     
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  6. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    beaten...its too hard...version 10 does nothing that it says in that video / learning a new bit of software is just too hard for me

    thanks though
    good to know it can be done
     
  7. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    Send me the tune and I'll do it for you.
     
  8. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    You need to set the grid in ableton in sections as it changes. Why not leave it as it’s supposed to be though :)
     
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  9. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    you are a wonderful human being

    link
     
  10. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    so i can mix it!
    normally these variations are small and you can correct as you mix but this tune is wild and all over the place
     
  11. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    i can barely even make it play. i think im too old to learn new things without someone holding my hand through it
     
  12. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    OK, it's here:

    GONE!
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2019
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  13. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Massive thanks Fishfinger, i really really appreciate that
    it genuinely means a lot!

    also its sounds great - you cant tell its been meddled with at all

    need to learn how to do that myself one day

    Thank you
     
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  14. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    My pleasure. I'll be taking it down soon. So, if you haven't downloaded it yet... hurry up! :)
     
  15. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    got it
    ive been trying to record an old acid/80s house mix for about a month now and its hard going - so many tunes have issues - weird non 4/8/16 arrangements and short/no intro for mixing being the most common problem, all of which can be gotten around with practice and planning, but this tune is on another level of problem - or was! And I really want to play it more... Sounds great in a long mix
    thanks so much
     
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