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 1A – Rather Be:

  • 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. Don’t forget the tempo change at the beginning
  • Saving your project: Label your project files and folders correctly (Task 1A – Rather Be 1.1)


An overview of the project setup:

1. Setting up Task 1A Rather Be

Finding the right position for the reference song: 

Audio Position

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

BPM Counter

The overall Structure of the piece and timing markings:

Rather Be Structure

Song Information – Intro:

Song information Intro

Song Information – Verse to End

Song information Verse to end