I have downloaded a November Rain orchestral track on which I would like to add a click using one of the DAWs: Logic Pro X, Cubase Elements or Ableton. Below the link with the track (one is the orchestral one while the other is the same instrumental track, but with guitars, drums, etc... I would only need the orchestral one without guitars, drums, etc...):

November Rain

I would like to use the orchestral track with the click in order to practice on the piano.

I tried to use Smart Tempo on Logic Pro X, trying with KEEP and ADAPT modes, I also edited the project preferences and set the "Set imported audio files to" option to "On + Align Bars and Beats". However, I couldn't obtain a satisfiable result and the resulting track is out of time with the metronome. Using the File Tempo Editor seems really tricky because the string parts don't have sharp transients and I cannot see them on the audio track in order to align the beats.

What else could I do? I have the Cubase or Ableton option at hand, too, but with them I do know how I can achieve this. If someone could advise me something it would be great!

Thank you for the attention.

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    You could manually make a click track and then practice against it. – Todd Wilcox Jun 13 '19 at 19:30
  • Yes, but it would be funnier with the backing track and maybe after I will record myself with the backing track in the background, that's why I would need it to be aligned with the tempo, do you have any advice on how I can do it? – tonix Jun 13 '19 at 19:38
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    I meant you would manually make the click track aligned with the backing track. Hit record on a midi track while playing the backing track, and play in the clicks. Edit as desired afterwards. – Todd Wilcox Jun 13 '19 at 20:57
  • That's a good idea! I didn't think about it. Will try it, thank you! – tonix Jun 13 '19 at 22:17
  • If the strings track is in sync with the original full band mix, you could load both into your DAW, sync them, and then have the rhythm of the full mix analyzed. – Your Uncle Bob Jun 14 '19 at 3:52

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