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    How to find tempo of samples with no drums (ambient)

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    Whenever I try to sample/chop a loop from an ambient track, the timing is always off and the drums are off when I lay them out. Anyway to find the tempo of these tracks?

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    Reference the song and google for the original bpm.

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    even without drums there should still be some tempo cues in the music

    in my experience you will find yourself tapping your foot or fingers to anything that resembles these tempo cues
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    Quote Originally Posted by bandcoach View Post
    even without drums there should still be some tempo cues in the music

    in my experience you will find yourself tapping your foot or fingers to anything that resembles these tempo cues
    THIS^

    If you cant figure it out just chop it up with each individual count so you can rearrange them after your liking (or figure out where the counts are suposed to go).

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    What I've done with ambient tracks is just chop them up on longer notes, short notes, hits etc. Then when I'm making the actual song I just transpose it up or down to my liking and what fits the tempo of my song. After that everything usually falls in to place.

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    have you tried using a program called FL Sudio.

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    You can chop each note or chord individually and everything would be void of a tempo. This would give you the freedom to arrange your sample however you like.

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    i highlight the selection and keep letting it loop till it sounds correct. Then i load into a sampler (mpc or fl studio) and adjust tempo or pitch till it loops seamlessly then go from there

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    sometimes those slow ambient tracks don't have a same BPM throughout the whole song cause it's played live and very slow.
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    Ableton Live has a really easy way to see this.

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