Acapella warping.

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samurai1
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Acapella warping.

Post by samurai1 » Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:50 pm

hi there i have literally just matched an acapella with a song to make a remix...but as i slowed the acapellas master tempo to sync with the music, the voices pitch goes too low so it sounds slow motion instead of in key with the music.
hope someone can help me

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Post by Aequitas123 » Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:40 pm

You have to make sure you aren't actually warping (stretching) the vocal parts or you'll have problems.

I usually double click the numbers before and after each vocal part and use those to move the part around. Kinda hard to explain.

Another solution is in Arrangement View you can just Split the clip around the vocal parts and arrange as needed.

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Post by ThrowAway » Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:43 pm

acapella= strictly vocal

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Post by samurai1 » Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:17 pm

i have already cut it into samples but it just sounded too fast & also you could hear when each sample went off.
how o i double click the numbers to do what i want then please?

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Post by Aequitas123 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:04 pm

in the warper.. you do just that.... double click the numbers and they'll turn yellow.

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Post by rikhyray » Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:38 pm

If I receive complete song- more tracks then just vox- I put them all in arranger tracks, check the whole thing then warp any rhythm track , copy .asd to vox track.
Other way is chopping into small samples and using unwarped as far as it goes and warping individually so that they sound right. Anyway there is not much room for tempo change with warp. Better use dedicated software like Melodyne if there is to be more drastic BPM change. However I would use even lousy sounding ones as reference-place holder and replace them only when the remix is ready.

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Post by samurai1 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:49 pm

Aequitas123
i do that to warp tunes to dj with...but i dont understand how it will slow an acapella without turning the pitch down...areyou saying if i stretch the warp markers out, then it will slow the song & keep the voice in key???
cheers for your help

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Post by Aequitas123 » Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:34 pm

Yes

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Post by Aequitas123 » Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:35 pm

Try hitting the HighQuality button so the sound quality doesn't reduce as much.

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Post by samurai1 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:38 pm

i have searched for the highquality button for about 30 mins, i cant even find it in the preference book.
where can i find this button please?

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Post by yeager » Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:24 pm

it is in the sample view. the tab right above transpose

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Post by latenitepro » Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:48 am

the best way to do a remix with an accapella (or any sample for that matter) is to build the song around it. fit the music to the sample/acapella not the other way around.
you can make small adjustments to it by double clicking the warp markers and draging them using the correct warp algorithm (i think resampling for vocals) but basic rule of thumb is to use the sample as the foundation
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Post by samurai1 » Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:44 pm

thanks every one i do apreciate the help!
i cant realy work around the vocals as i made the song 1st & it is not editable as i no longer have the original samples.
i will try the button now!
cheers

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Re: Acapella warping.

Post by chevthewizard » Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:47 pm

samurai1 wrote:hi there i have literally just matched an acapella with a song to make a remix...but as i slowed the acapellas master tempo to sync with the music, the voices pitch goes too low so it sounds slow motion instead of in key with the music.
hope someone can help me
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Post by samurai1 » Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:39 pm

thanks so much guys!
i couldnt fin the high quality button at first because i didnt look hard enough...i expected to see a button saying high quality...not high Q.
anyway i hit the button & it made no change to the acapella for some reason...why is this please?
also i changed the warp mode & it worked!!! thanks!!!...but...is there any way of improving the sound? as the warp mode has made the vox sound slightly spoiled / glitchy
hope to hear from you soon
chris

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