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TempoChanging tempos ► Setting the project tempo from freely recorded MIDI or audio

The Process > Fit Improvisation command lets you take a recording and create a tempo map (with measure and beat boundaries) that fits what you played. Your performance is not changed in any way, even though MIDI note start times and durations are adjusted to fit the new tempo map. This is important if you later want to use any of Cakewalk’s editing features that depend on a proper tempo map for best results, such as Snap to Grid and Quantize.
Select Insert > MIDI Track to insert a new blank MIDI track, then arm it for recording.
IMPORTANT: You must record only a single MIDI note on each beat boundary. The reference track must contain one event for every single beat, with no extra beats or missing beats. Missing or extra MIDI events will cause the tempo matching to fail. The first beat of the reference track should be at 1:01:000.
The better the quality of your reference track, the better job the Fit Improvisation command can do. You want each of your reference track events to be as close as possible to the beat of the music.
Some keyboards transmit aftertouch events when you record your reference track. These extra events will prevent Process > Fit Improvisation from working properly. Therefore, you should delete these events before using this command, or filter them out when recording the reference track (using Edit > Preferences > MIDI - Playback and Recording).
You can also use the Project > Set/Measure Beat At Now command to align a freely played MIDI performance with the Time Ruler. For details, see Aligning measure/beat boundaries manually.
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