I have a large number of backing tracks, all recorded to clicks, that mostly stay cleanly in time with Cantabile’s bar/beat counter. However…
The backing tracks are not set to begin on a bar start, so although they remain in time with the counter, the start of a bar does not match.
I really don’t want to have to go back to creating all the backing tracks again to align them to a bar start, so is there any way I can manage things within Cantabile to line them up?
A ‘reset counter on crossing point’ would be a useful feature. Or maybe a per-file bar/beat counter offset in the Media Player?
Given that my songs often have time-signature (and tempo) changes, a ‘change tempo/time signature’ on crossing point binding would also be a big help.
Or is there a way of solving this of which I’m not yet aware?
…and as soon as I ask the question I come up with an idea.
I set the Media Player as ‘Slave’, rather than ‘Master’ and I bind the Media Player to begin playback at any Transport crossing point I like. That gives me the opportunity to line up playback. It means I have a bit of a pause at the start. It also screws up when I jump around in the Timeline, which knocks my Timeline Song State changes out of kilter.
And it doesn’t solve variable tempo/time signature, so I’m still open to ideas.