I currently record rehearsals where I change the tempo in between songs. The workflow goes like this:
- Tap tempo for song and hit record - all using a midi controller
- Hit stop at end of song - again with a midi controller
- Manually move playhead past end of song (using mouse - touching the computer for this step is annoying but tolerable)
- Repeat Steps 1 - 3
The problem is, at the end of rehearsal, if I go back and play any of the previous songs, the last tempo is still set. I have to manually enter the tempo which was used for that particular part of the night - the exact value of which is long gone and I have to "guess". Much worse, quickly clicking between songs to get a feel for the mix is next to impossible because I have to manually set the tempo between clicks.
I understand how to fix this with manual interventions (disabling "Warp" on clips, manually setting tempo automation, etc) - all of which involve "touching the mouse". But I want to limit my interactions with the computer during the creative process. I just want the song to playback at the tempo which was set at the time that part of the arrangement was recorded.
Note: I don't mind (and actually expect) the Song Tempo lane to look like this at the end of rehearsal without my manually doing it: