This quick tutorial will show you how to use the tap tempo function in Logic Pro X. Tap tempo in Logic Pro X is not a default feature and needs a couple of steps to get it working. You would expect Apple to make this feature much more accessible but here are the steps to get it working.
- Assign a key command to ‘Tap Tempo’. You can do this via the menubar under Logic Pro X > Key Commands > Edit. You can also access this panel with the key command ‘Opt + K’. Its best to use the search function to look for ‘Tap Tempo’.
- Looking under the File menu, go to Project Settings > Synchronization. Under sync mode, turn on ‘Auto-enable External Sync and Tap Tempo’. Leave the sync mode as Internal.
- With Logic Pro X not playing, tap the key command that you have assigned to ‘Tap Tempo’. On the fifth tap, Logic will start playing back and your new tempo will be set.
- If you wish to change the tempo, stop the transport and start tapping again.
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