- my piano is tuned a bit high
Hello all! Gotta bug you with some questions again…
I can’t find a way to speed up the song to get its pitch a bit higher.
Actually, I wouldn’t mind if I could tune the song a bit without speeding it up (or slowing down) either…
In a word: varispeed/varipitch. Is this possible in N-track?
Is there any other convenient way?
N-track comes with a pitch-shift plugin. Haven’t tried it myself, so I can’t vouch for quality, but it’s there. This should allow adjusting of pitch without affecting the playback length (i,e. no speedup/slowdown).
|Quote (Scantee @ Oct. 25 2004,11:45)|
|N-track comes with a pitch-shift plugin.|
Oh yes. I wasn'table to think of it as a effect. Gotta try it...
Thank you very much indeed!
Ok. The phase shift is there, but sadly it could only be used as an effect. It does strange things to the sound, very unnnatural as a matter of fact.
Any other options for me? Autotune?
Of course there’s the most obvious option: I should think ahead if I need an acoustic piano in my songs and tune the other instruments according to it.
Or I can route the tracks to my old rusty reel to reel, use varispeed, track the piano and then go back to computer world.
I use the pitch shift vst that comes with n-track to shift my guitar into a bass guitar quite frequently and it seems to work well. I would think it should work perfectly for what you want to accomplish. What kind of strange sounds did you get? you might need to play with the fft settings in the plug.
if the wav is 16 bit, get a hold of cool edit 96’s demo-that’ll do the trick.
|Quote (chiller @ Oct. 25 2004,13:58)|
|What kind of strange sounds did you get? you might need to play with the fft settings in the plug.|
I run a hasty test with a overdriven guitar. The sound seems to lose its body, it becomes thinner, distortion starts to resemble old generation (ca 1994) of Zoom multieffects "plasticlike" distortion.
A bit hard to describe it actually. Bottom line is the sound seems to change, not only its tune like it should.
How far off is your piano ?
usually (especially for small adjustments) pitch shifting add very little artifacts.
I would suggest Cool Edit 96 as well.
It’s got a built in pitch shifter / time stretcher that works very well.
Maybe you could try and play with different settings on the N-Track plugin ?
There’s also the Track/Special/Time Stretch feature that may be useful (though it will shorten the length of the song).
I played with the stretch feature in n before posting about cool edit 96. n-track’s won’t let you change the pitch without changing the time as well. at least mine wouldn’t do it.
|Quote (Wihan Stemmet @ Oct. 26 2004,05:03)|
|How far off is your piano ?|
Actually it depends a lot of the season. On spring it's more or less in tune, on winter especially the high notes get somewhere around A = 443-445 hz maybe.
Usually (especially for small adjustments) pitch shifting add very little artifacts. Maybe you could try and play with different settings on the N-Track plugin ?
Ok, I give it a shot. Althou my problem is not acute, I just happen to get the idea of "let's add a piano" every now and then.
There's also the Track/Special/Time Stretch feature that may be useful (though it will shorten the length of the song).
Actually this might be the option I was looking for. Thanks all.