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In the good old days when classical music ruled the world, we had conductors waving their arms giving the tempo to the performing musicians. Today, when we work with machines, there are several possible conductors. Lets take a look at how the Adig Human Synchronizerô gives you control as the conductor.

The musician working with delays

In this setup, we would like the delay to follow the tempo of the musician's playing. This is a very musical way of using a delay, having the tempo of the delay synched to the performer. Clearly, in this case the musician is the conductor.

In the ADIG Human Synchronizerô, the BEAT DETECT mode is for this purpose. The ADIG Human Synchronizerô will read the tempo of the musician, however, needing to distinguish the values of the notes, (8ths, quarternotes, etc.). This is done by defining a starting tempo. (ref. user manual).

We have made some practical ways of working with delays:
1. Set the upper and lower values of the BEAT RANGE for your song. This will avoide false double or half tempo detects.
2. Tap the tempo as you start playing.

Guitar, drums and delay

In any group setting where you have a drummer, you need to play with him and not against him...
So, why not let him control the tempo of your delays and filters?
Simply put a microphone to the drummer and let the ADIG Human Synchronizerô read the tempo of the drums, and the delays will follow.

Working with a sequenzer or looper

The TEMPO TRACK mode in the ADIG Human Synchronizerô is made especially with loopers and sequencers in mind. If you are ahead of the beat in your playing, the ADIG Human Synchronizerô will tell the looper or sequencer to speed up. If you are behind the beat, it will tell them to slow down.
Subtile tempo fluctuations are taken care of automatically. For more dramatic changes of tempo, use the tap pad.

A conductor suggest a change of tempo by conducting ahead or behind the beat. That's what you as a musician has to do, too. From your playing, you instruct the ADIG Human Synchronizerô to alter the tempo by playing ahead or behind the beat. For narrow tempo changes, this works fine. However, to change tempo from mer playing, you will have to be out of synch to what the sequencer or looper is performing during the actual tempochange. For drastic changes it is therefor, from a musical point of view, advisable to manually tap the new tempo.

Different tempos can be stored in presets. Adjust the crossfade between two tempos stored to two different presets by using the SLIDE BACK knob.