Suppose I'm working on a track that's at a tempo of around 191 beats per minute, and I want to have sort of a "half tempo" interlude somewhere in the track, say underneath a chord progression that's changing every four bars. However, I find that when I take a drum loop that I'd like to use in this half tempo interlude and halve its tempo in Ableton Live, it's much slower and more sedate than I'd like. Half tempo at 191 BPM is about 96 beats per minute, but to my ear I'd like the drum pattern during the interlude to be more like 115 beats per minute.
I realize that this is somewhat of an aesthetic question, but is there a good way to deal with this? Is simply automating the tempo downwards at this point the "best" way?