Sound quality loss when warping

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ohlekk
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Sound quality loss when warping

Post by ohlekk » Fri May 24, 2019 5:49 pm

Hello everyone!

I have an issue every time I use warping on some drum recordings in Live 10. It's like some kind of quality loss which sounds like a weird effect, a chorus or something especially on the cymbals. Sometimes it even cracks and distorts a little. It's really annoying.

Here is the original recording unwarped:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1eCriP ... Fqi9C8uhbH

And here is the warped version in which I set a number of warp markers to align some hits to the grid:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JPFKK ... 7UZitWbAys

I tried every warp mode but the result above is the best I could get out of it (Complex Pro).


Is this normal? Or am I doing it wrong? Do you have any idea or a trick I could try?

Abdul Bahi
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Re: Sound quality loss when warping

Post by Abdul Bahi » Fri May 24, 2019 8:58 pm

Try all the waping modes to see which sounds best for the sound you have. There will always be quality loss when warping in any daw. It is normal. What you can do is to put a reverb with a small decay to blur the sound.

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Re: Sound quality loss when warping

Post by jlgrimes » Mon May 27, 2019 6:12 pm

ohlekk wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 5:49 pm
Hello everyone!

I have an issue every time I use warping on some drum recordings in Live 10. It's like some kind of quality loss which sounds like a weird effect, a chorus or something especially on the cymbals. Sometimes it even cracks and distorts a little. It's really annoying.

Here is the original recording unwarped:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1eCriP ... Fqi9C8uhbH

And here is the warped version in which I set a number of warp markers to align some hits to the grid:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JPFKK ... 7UZitWbAys

I tried every warp mode but the result above is the best I could get out of it (Complex Pro).


Is this normal? Or am I doing it wrong? Do you have any idea or a trick I could try?

It is normal.

Beats, Repitch, Complex, Complex pro are probably the best sounding algorithms for drums. It just depends on the files and what are you are trying to do.

ohlekk
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Re: Sound quality loss when warping

Post by ohlekk » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:32 pm

Alright, thank you. Guess then I will just have to deal with it...

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