Set individual instrument tempo within DAW
I regularly use instrument plugins in Unify which give me the opportunity to amend the native tempo by 1/4 or 1/2 or to slow it down when combined with other instruments, and/or Unify layers, and synced within my DAW (Logic). In addition, I have instrument plugins which don't give this option and I have not come across an FX plugin which would allow me to do the equivalent. Am I missing something, is there such a plugin or does Unify offer such a capability? I would be grateful for any advice.
Interesting question. No, there is no plug-in in Unify that can do this. I'll give some thought to how this might be accomplished in future.
Thank you for your reply and I look forward to any possible future development. I wonder, do you know of any such plugin which might do what I am seeking outside of Unify? I was directed to Soundshifter Time and Pitch Shifter by Waves Audio, but the Time Shift part only works in Pro Tools. I am also looking into my Cableguys ShaperBox3 effects plugin, which has a TimeShaper effect, doing something along the lines of what I want but I am new to the plugin and need to explore it more, although it has been scanned by Unify.
do you know of any such plugin which might do what I am seeking outside of Unify?
I'm not entirely sure what you are seeking. I can tell you that changing the host-tempo and song-position as seen by running plug-ins is not something another plug-in can manipulate; only the host (e.g. DAW) could do that.
However I suspect what you want is just to hear the effect of things running at different tempos. If so, I'd suggest doing it the old-fashioned way, i.e., setting the host tempo (BPM rate) manually and rendering whatever track(s) you want to audio, then importing those audio files into your project, perhaps as new loops, so you can switch between multiple versions, rendered at different tempos.
I'm not an expert in production techniques, nor do I know every plug-in on the market, so that's about all I can offer.
Thank you for your comments. Since my last email I have been testing the Cableguys plugins and a specific effect plugin of theirs "Half-Time" which is a slimmed down version of the Time effect in ShaperBox3. It only cost €10 and does exactly what I want, which is to slow down my live playing of instruments which have tempos associated with presets in normal playback. I have attached a copy of the manual which might be of interest in possible Unify developments.