Extracting a Tempo Map from Live via audio

  • Live Versions: All
  • Operating System: All

Live does not support the export of tempo maps to other DAW's. However, it is possible by applying the workaround below if the DAW offers the option to create a tempo map from an audio file.

  1. Create a MIDI track and add a Drum Rack containing a single percussive element with a very short attack time, for example a rimshot or a hi-hat.
  2. Create an empty MIDI clip and put one note on each quarter note.
  3. Grab the MIDI clip on the right edge and extend it to the very end of the song, through all sections that include tempo changes.
  4. Export the MIDI clip as an audio file ('Export Audio/Video').
  5. Import the audio file to the other DAW. By using the option to create a tempo map from an audio file, your project in Logic, Pro Tools or any other program that offers this option will follow the same BPM changes as Live.

Further reading

Importing a tempo map