I’m trying to speed a song up gradually when I get to a certain sequence, is there any easy way to do that?
For example, I would love for my tempo to go from 100 to 120 over four bars. I know I can automate bpm of a tempo fx in step mode, but dialing in a smooth transition seems like I’d need to dial in automation on every single step.
I asked about this a long time ago and my recollection is that you must do it in steps. I use tempo automation a lot. I think you’d be surprised how smooth the transition will sound with only 1 bpm effect setting per bar. I do entire songs changing the bpm every bar and you really can’t hear the changes; it feels fluid.
Let’s say your song has been at 100 bpm. To begin the change, set bar 1 to 105, set bar 2 to 110, set bar 3 to 115, and set bar 4 to 120. See how it sounds. I think the change will sound far smoother than you imagine. If you want it to be smoother, add 4 additional steps in between those. Even at that point, you’ve only created 8 steps which takes no time at all.
Pyramid features are pretty much locked at this point. but interpolation as you describe i’m not sure would be any smoother than just dividing 120-100/80 by 16 and using that value as your BMP increment.
but also with zoom you may be able to get more granular than just four beats per bar. i know you can for notes, e.g., triplets. haven’t tried it with FX like BPM myself though