Setting up your project

In by phoenixgreen

 

Get your project started the right way by spending a little time setting up the song information. Things to consider when setting up your project ready to start work on Task 3A – Limbo:

  • Tempo: Find the correct tempo using a BPM counter
  • Time Signature: Make sure you have the correct time signature throughout your piece
  • Instrument Tracks: Create the instrument tracks in your sequencer and label them correctly
  • Structure: Spend a little time working out the structure of the piece, use a marker track to input this information (Colouring them can make them easier to find later)
  • Import the song: Use the correct song to reference against, this will be very important as you progress through this project
  • Synchronise: Sync the song to the marker track and the bars and beats.
  • Saving your project: Label your project files and folders correctly (e.g. Task 3A – Limbo 1.1)

 

An overview of the project setup:

Transport bar

 

Finding the right position for the reference song: 

Import track

 

The BPM Counted is a useful tool for getting the correct BPM:

bpm counter

 

The overall Structure of the piece and timing markings:

Structure