Fixing Beat-Grid Issues

Learn how to manipulate the beat brid to fix any timing issues.

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Written by Noah Feasey-Kemp
Updated over a week ago

Sometimes, you may notice that one track is not in time with another, even though they are at a similar tempo

There can be several causes for this:

  • The track is not quantized - some music is not strictly to the grid, meaning that there is some tempo drift throughout the track,

  • The analysis is off-beat - if a track is quantized, but not on the beat, there is a chance that the beat grid is not aligned to the start of the beat.

  • Out of phase - Sometimes Beat 1 may not be correctly identified as Beat 1, which can cause alignment issues.

DJ.Studio has a powerful beat-grid editor designed to fix any beat-related issues.

Watch this video to see it in action:

Fix Beat Issues - Step-by-step Instructions:

  1. Zoom in to the timeline until you can see both tracks' waveform and beat-grid lines.

  2. You should be able to find where one track's beat is not aligned to the grid correctly

  3. Grab the yellow beat-grid marker on the misaligned track, and drag it until it reaches the start of a beat. You can zoom in to be more precise.

  4. This will have fixed your track, providing it has a consistent tempo.

  5. If your track has tempo drift and is not consistent with the grid, you will need to make multiple beat marker adjustments across a transition. One at the start, one in the middle, and one at the end of the transition window.

The video above shows this process in more detail.

How to Reset the Beatgrid

Sometimes you want to undo your beatgrid edits. You can easily reset the beat grid by:

  1. Open the track tab in the studio view

  2. Change the Beatgrid mode to a different option

  3. Then change it back

  4. Now the beat grid markers will be removed.

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