Here’s one way to quickly test different tempos for your song using the master play rate knob.
A lot of times while I am laying out ideas for a song, I’d like to listen how it’d sound a little faster or slower. This is where the master play rate knob shines! 💪
Once you have your song idea/section laid down, use the play rate knob to audition how it’d sound faster or slower.
Once you find a good speed, you can right click the play rate knob and select <key>Apply playrate to current BPM<key> and that’s it!
This will change your BPM to match whatever position you had your playback rate knob at.
Here’s how I do it~
The play rate knob in REAPER is one of my favorite things! I’ve used it a lot for sound design. I just love throwing stuff in and hearing it slow and fast. Also things get really funny when you disable <key>Preserve pitch<key> lol.