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    Default Beatgridding rock... !?

    Holly hell, I've been trying for almost 30 minutes now to get a correct beat to "Don't stop believin'" by Journey. I don't think the drummer keeps a solid beat for more than 4 bars!

    How do you guys do this? Tons of beatmarkers??

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    set up a gridded loop at the start and also one near the end. thats pretty much ur only option with live drumming mate.
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    Ableton Live is your solution.

    Warp it using an appropriate settings (Complex Pro is a nice start), and re-align the phases yourself in proper timings using its native BPM value. Export as a wav file, import into Traktor.

    Problem solved.

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    i discovered today that the offsprings drummer is/was pretty tight, original prankster only has 1 beat marker, and stays in for the whole track (just about, wanders a fraction but nothing noticable)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradCee View Post
    i discovered today that the offsprings drummer is/was pretty tight, original prankster only has 1 beat marker, and stays in for the whole track (just about, wanders a fraction but nothing noticable)
    It may be that he was playing along with a tick track.

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    nother thing about the offspring is that they use the same drum pattern in half their songs, so he's pretty damn good at it.

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    ^^^Lol. good ideas, I'm still learning Ableton, but it is super good at warping. Maybe I'll look up a tutorial and learn something new

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    Quote Originally Posted by dual citizen View Post
    It may be that he was playing along with a tick track.
    possibly yeah, but that's a good thing.

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    Punkrock like Offspring, Bad Religion, Pennywise, NOFX have really solid drummers who use the same patterns a lot and can hold tempo better than most. Don't Stop Believing has a steadily increasing tempo, so trying to beatmatch it to anything will be near impossible for more than four bars at a time.

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    tried gridding a local band yesterday (vanilla pod, check them out) out they were gridding around 200-220 bpm, and as i play house/breaks, it wasn't happening. dnb on the other would've been fine.

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