Transposing an audio file without distortion???

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knightraid
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Transposing an audio file without distortion???

Post by knightraid » Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:46 pm

I'm working cover song, but the original is just a tad out of my range. When I transpose it one or two notches down it's better, but the track itself gets slower and fuzzier. Is there any way to change the key of an audio file while retaining the tempo and quality of a track?
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knightraid
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Re: Transposing an audio file without distortion???

Post by knightraid » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:51 am

yeah.... I'm gonna answer my own question. I tried to use "re-pitch" in the envelope section of the audio file. Seemed like there was less distortion but the tempo still had to get slower. I suppose I could render it out and plug it back in, pitch corrected, and get the bpm I want, but screw it. I'll just sing higher. lol. No sense squishing a perfectly good audio file.
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TheDrop2
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Re: Transposing an audio file without distortion???

Post by TheDrop2 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:51 am

Use warp markers!!!!! set up your warp markers then transpose it or re-pitch it, try the complex pro section instead of re-pitch too. It gives a cool lil effect.

If that does work i suggest anteras autotune, or melodyne.

knightraid
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Re: Transposing an audio file without distortion???

Post by knightraid » Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:15 am

ohhh good call! Trying that now... thanks.
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