How to warp an accapella track?

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How to warp an accapella track?

Post by zahnerj » Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:14 pm

anybody have any video links that can help me learn how to warp accapella tracks so that they sync with a beat? any help would be much appreciated!

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Re: How to warp an accapella track?

Post by 102455 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:47 pm

Tap along to it to get the tempo, then turn on the metronome...

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Re: How to warp an accapella track?

Post by Alfe » Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:48 pm

What do you mean with tap along? Place warp markers?
If so, I have tried, and it's really not easy..

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Re: How to warp an accapella track?

Post by Tone Deft » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:13 pm

music doesn't always come easy. practice, put in your time, do some work.

surely you can find the original full track, play that alongside the acapella and line up the two vocal tracks.

yes, acapellas can be tricky to work with and Live only does so much for us. at some point you have to be a musician to make things happen.
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Re: How to warp an accapella track?

Post by simmerdown » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:31 pm

....my how encouraging, why not just say FOAD

this can be one of the most time consuming, mind-numbing things to get right...having the original track def helps , but not necessary

this shows one way...

http://www.youtube.com/user/kristikrisislives

he uses the kick(1) as a guide, i like to use the snare bc its easier to hear, but whatever works

if the pella is getting warped alot, make sure the warp type is set to Complex, or ComplexPro, not Beats

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Re: How to warp an accapella track?

Post by Tone Deft » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:34 pm

OK, fuck off and die Simmerdown.

sometimes you just have to do work. learning can be frustrating and painful but sometimes you have to bang your head on the desk before things click. Live has some cool tools but sometimes people forget they're making music, not an Excel spreadsheet.
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Re: How to warp an accapella track?

Post by simmerdown » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:42 pm

dudes just asking to be pointed the right direction...of course there no skipping the work of learning

i think you may have forgotten what its like to start out

and maybe skipped you nap as well?

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Re: How to warp an accapella track?

Post by Tone Deft » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:47 pm

you should be able to discuss this without the personal attacks. if you don't like my advice keep it to yourself. :roll: my advice is what I do, you have a different opinion, that's fine, no need for the whining.
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Re: How to warp an accapella track?

Post by simmerdown » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:59 pm

what attack?...your shitting on a new user and i held up a mirror, thats all...if there was no truth to it you would not have gone on the offensive...pff,whatever

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Re: How to warp an accapella track?

Post by abletony84 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:43 pm

You just have to twist shit until you get it right. There's no automatic way.

The first track over at the

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has warped acapellas.

Thanks!

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Re: How to warp an accapella track?

Post by lunabass » Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:05 am

i've always just done it by ear. place the first word in the accapella right where it fits against the track, pin it, then start moving the following words around until they sound right, pin them and move on etc
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Re: How to warp an accapella track?

Post by Muzik 4 Machines » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:25 am

get the original
warp the original
match the acapella to the original

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Re: How to warp an accapella track?

Post by Matt_Quinn » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:27 pm

Another method I don't think has been mentioned is to slice the acapella to a new MIDI track, then adjust the slices so each one is a word or phrase, whichever works better. Play the beat back, and either draw/play the slices in where you need them. Sometimes this is easier/faster than warping for me.
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Re: How to warp an accapella track?

Post by zahnerj » Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:09 am

Big help! thanks everybody especially simmerdown!

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Re: How to warp an accapella track?

Post by 102455 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:02 am

The video that simmerdown mentioned shows the guy tapping along to it, which is what I suggested in the first reply...

Meh.

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