OK, that is fair enough.
I probably didn’t explain it well…(and it is quite difficult to actually explain succintly)
If I have a song that I normally do at 74bpm, then I want to set the GP ‘song’ with an override tempo of 74bpm. That means that if I am just using GP then the all the delays etc are at the correct tempo rather than inheriting whatever the previous tempo was.
If that song also has backing tracks, then the ‘master’ set file for that song will also be set to 74bpm. When I use Ableton for a gig, I will add all the different song set files in to a single large set file - they will be imported with the tempo that their ‘master’ set files had (in this case, this song will be 74bpm).
9/10 we will play it in that tempo and all is good. However, if the band decide we want to play the song at 78bpm then I will change the tempo of that song in Ableton. I want Ableton to be the master as this will have the most noticeable change if the tempo is wrong.
I’ve set my first song-part in GP and kick off the track in Ableton. LINK is enabled so Live sends over 78bpm to GP and all is good. However, when I select a new song part, GP then sends back 74bpm and suddenly the track is running at a totally different tempo than it just was and it’s a car crash.
Then - for example - at the end of the song we start to jam a bit and I actually want to tap tempo up a bit to 85bpm. I’m running a click in Ableton and the ‘song’ in GP is the same as before as I want the same tones and all is good. But then I change song part in GP and the tempo drops back to 74bpm which sends it to Live and the click drops to 74bpm.
If there was an option to ignore the override tempo when LINK was active then all of the above would be avoided. Live would still react to any genuine tempo changes (manually entered, tap tempo, etc) from GP, but it would keep one bit of software as the ‘master’.
I know it goes slightly goes against what LINK was designed for but in most situations there wouldn’t be a component (GP in this case) sending out a tempo change every time a patch is changed.
Obviously I could just turn override on or off for each song, but that becomes a bit of a pain for a long set list each time, when a simple option switch would sort it out. But maybe it is just me and I just need to get over it and manually change the song properties each time!
That was a really long post… sorry!