Thanks Didier. And of course I know about using sequencers! To me, they also make the idea of using detailed scene breakdowns seem totally necessary. You know, it used to take music editors almost as long to do them as it took composers to score the scene! Video capture has made that even more silly, since you just click to see where it is.
But I was just curious whether anyone still works that way, since some old dogs don\'t want to hear about any new tricks.
Here\'s a link to the Cue program. Its being offered as shareware now. You may also want to mention another scoring program in your book called Clicktracks. The program was written by orchestrator Bruce Coughlin. See the link below. I\'ve been using Clicktracks for many years now and its a great program.
I used Cue up till about 3 years ago...but even then I was exporting it to a midi file and then importing it into logic. While totally obsolete, it does have a really good interface that is very film friendly and appropiate. It even did feet/frames/click to BPM conversion, and I think it even creates a click track defined by frame clicks. Pretty pointless, but neat. Just for fun, maybe I\'ll define a cue\'s tempo by by quarter note = 11 3/8f.
I think Cue even made sense up to a few years ago, when a lot of music editors were still doing their timing that way. Now it seems that the music editors have all the sequencers, and do spotting directly in LAP/DP and cubase depending on what the composer uses.
For whatever it\'s worth, I think I\'m going to start using Cue again (I\'ll also investigate ClickTracks).
Your Topic reminded me of how much I miss the feature I most used in Cue - the ability to immediately calculate the best Tempo for all my hit points to land on the quarter or eighth.
Thanks dude. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
By the way, I\'d be interested to know whether Cue works on current OS versions, including OS X/Classic. Don\'t do anything extra, but if you find out during your normal travels, it would be great to know.