Automating time signature and tempo changes in Live isn’t all that straightforward, especially if you’re doing it for the first time.
You probably won’t need to automate these parameters a whole lot, but when you do want to, it’s nice to know how to go about it! Read on for a quick tutorial.
This one’s pretty straight forward. Right click on the tempo (at the top left of the screen) – a menu should appear – and click on show automation lane. Now, you should be able to use the draw tool to adjust automation as usual.
Quick Tip: Right Click > Show Automation Lane applies to way more than just tempo. You can get to the automation lane for pretty much any parameter buy using the same method (try it on a volume slider and see for yourself).
Changing Time Signature
This one’s a little bit harder, although once again it employs the same right
click technique. In the arrangement view, there’s a space just below the bar number line. Right click anywhere in it and add a time signature change: