I apologize in advance if this is the wrong type of forum to post this question on. Also, I have very little knowledge of music theory so please bare with me.
I have a pdf of some sheet music, and the actual audio file of someone playing the sheet music (with drums in the background as well). I need to add in specific parts of another instrument to this audio file at certain times. These times were given to me as bar numbers from the sheet music.
I have both FL Studio and Ableton Live and am unfortunately having issues translating sheet music bars into "bars" in both DAWs. The sheet music states that it has a 4/4 time signature and is 110 bpm. I put the audio clip into both Ableton and FL Studio and adjusted the settings of the project to match 110bpm and 4/4. The numbered bars that appear in both programs don't match with the bars that appear in the sheet music. Mainly, both programs show around 70-75 bars for the audio file while the sheet music has 121 bars in total.
From what I've read, both Ableton and FL Studio don't necessarily match the bottom part of the time signature for sheet music, so the bars won't always be accurate.
My question is, is there a way to fix this in either program? If not, is there a program where I can set the time signature and BPM and just overlay the actual audio file on the sheet music so I can see what the time is on the bars I need to change?
Alternatively I'm open to other suggestions on how to know where to start on an audio file when only bars from the sheet music are given.