• Blue Collar Prophet

    I create these allot for when i’m on decks… i also give them out for free on my website for any of you who might need some :) A really cool trick is being able to do it live on the S4. allowing you to create transitions on the fly using any 2 songs in your library ;) i’ll post a video asap.

  • ace

    Thanks so much for this, really straight forward & to the point. Exactly what I need as a total noob with ableton & production stuff in general. Please post more stuff like this!
    I wanna learn.

  • Justin

    Live 9 Suite or Live 8 users with MaxForLive can use this device I made over at http://www.maxforlive.com to achieve the same effect. http://www.maxforlive.com/library/device/1598/live-tempo-automator-mod

    • http://www.onelifeblog.ca Ryan Dejaegher

      Ah i’ve seen that device before, very cool!

  • Jonathan Nunag

    Thanks for this article bro I tried and it feels good to have my first step to production. please make more videos like this!

    • http://www.onelifeblog.ca Ryan Dejaegher

      Hey Jonathan glad you liked the article, what would you like to see next?

  • Rob

    Thanks nice and simple. Shamelessly ripped your template to different song. slicing is rough, but I’ll definitely try to experiment more and perfect. Preciate the 101 class

    https://soundcloud.com/bubbydigital/badinga-125-103-transition/s-VZrzJ

    • http://www.onelifeblog.ca Ryan Dejaegher

      Man! Nice work! I love seeing people take action immediately. Just listened to it and the slicing sounded pretty solid.

  • DJ Neoh

    Great article, more DJ’s into production tutorials would be a huge help… Keep it up

  • Atenga

    Anyone else notice the batman slippers….? Awesome!

    • http://www.onelifeblog.ca Ryan Dejaegher

      The logo’s glow in the dark too =)

  • http://www.antifmradio.com/ antifm

    This is a great work around for the problem people face but it opens up another question.
    What do you do if you DONT have or use Ableton?

    • http://www.onelifeblog.ca Ryan Dejaegher

      Hey antifm, you can download a 30 day trial from Ableton’s website. If not there’s technically a way to do this in Traktor as well.

    • killmedj

      Use a wide pitch percentage in Traktor and loop a small section of the track.
      Either at the end of the tune you’re playing or the beginning of the track you’re mixing in. then gradually move the pitch fader to the desired tempo.

      • http://www.antifmradio.com/ antifm

        u forgot to mention that KEY LOCK needed to be turned on hee hee.
        I posted the question because i wanted others to get it

        • killmedj

          Ha ha! Yeah Key Lock would def help ????

  • Tyler

    the problem I run into is when I go to play these tracks out, I don’t like to use tempo automation because how am I supposed to know – prior to my set – when that tempo transition is going to happen? so where on the timeline do I set up my tempo automation? Would be nice to draw tempo automation directly into the clip automation

    • http://www.onelifeblog.ca Ryan Dejaegher

      Hey Tyler how’s it going? Are you talking about using this in Ableton or a DJ software?

  • Toontown

    Nice tutorial! Part 2 of this is importing the track into Traktor and showing what to do when Traktor doesn’t analyze it correctly. If you only use sync you are presented with some extra steps in gridding your tracks.

    • Tyler

      Same goes for Live, using arrangement view automation doesn’t work for most of us.. we need to do that tempo transition manually while playing the warped track in session view.. I’ve always wondered what the best way to warp the tune is, I know Live will let you do tempo transitions within your warping but then it is up to you to manually adjust the master tempo, or set that clip as the tempo slave but I haven’t given that a shot yet

      • Toontown

        Yeah, I suppose this doesn’t lend itself well to Live in session view. When I’m clip launching, I warp everything and slave it off the master tempo. You’d have to have the whole clip warped to the same BPM and remember the exact moment to adjust your master BPM.

        • Tyler

          That’s exactly what I do.. you purposely warp it in this awkward static tempo and then manually adjust your master.. not a huge deal, but I’m wondering if there might be an easier way making that clip the tempo master or possibly some kind of dummy clip automation, max4live, who knows?

          • Toontown

            Ah. Yeah, my reading comprehension is slow today.

            I remember this from a while back – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T1Vv2RN_ew – It’s kind of what you’re talking about.

            You might have to split your clip into three. One for the pre-transition (125 BPM), one for the shift, one for the post-transition (99 BPM)… Arrange them on three separate lines and have them all follow each other automatically with the second one launching at the same time as the envelope.

    • http://www.onelifeblog.ca Ryan Dejaegher

      Hey Toontown, unfortunately Traktor doesn’t support multiple grids. This is why when you make a track like this it’s important to note the BPM’s that it transitions between, i.e. 125 – 99. You can place a grid marker at the start of your track then place a grid marker at the point where the transition finishes. As far as syncing it you’ll have to do it manually or go into Traktor and change the BPM after the transition has occurred so that Traktor will lock to the grid.

      • Toontown

        Exactly. Knowing how to beatmatch comes in handy for me in this scenario.

      • stefanhapper

        I really hope Traktor 3.0 will have more flexible beatgrids

  • calgarc

    i generally just use the tempo fader on traktor or CDJ/Turntable and gradually move them up or down through out the song. works just fine for me :D

  • Marquee Mark

    AWESOME. Always wanted to know how to make my own edits. Big ups ryan, more tuts like this please

    • http://www.onelifeblog.ca Ryan Dejaegher

      Glad you liked it Marquee Mark =) That was a big reason I wanted to do this tutorial, so it could be a gateway for DJ’s to get into production.