Perhaps it's because I'm an old git in my early 60s but I often find that this modern form of recording with DAWs really places so much emphasis on defining and sticking to a set tempo as part of the workflow that it sometimes really gets in the way of making music. The track windows with their timing grids geared towards quantisation distract sometimes from just the urge to play and make music. It's nice to let a song speed and slow down naturally in accordance to its own vibe. I know many DAWs support temp changes during a song, but I don't want to have to sit down and try and plan with a calculator what bpm I need to slow or speed up to.
In the 'old' analogue days of recording on tape machine I/we never used to use click tracks etc. It was just a count in oh the recording track and off we went. It was a much more organic and natural way to record a song.
I do try hard nowadays just to set a rough tempo on the Reaper, then remove the metrone and time grid but sometimes I feel like I'm swimming against the current beause of the nature of DAWs.
Anyone else ever feel the tyranny of the tempo.. or is this just an old fart problem?
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