Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] Note tuning and quantizer in audio files
From: Them (idragosani_AT_chapelperilous.net)
Date: Tue Jul 06 2004 - 18:02:20 EEST
Alejandro Lopez wrote:
> I'm sorry to say I totally lack any hands-on experience with these. I
> sometimes hear of this or that software which makes use of this
> technology, I seem to remember being told about some plugin for Cubase
> VST something like 5 years ago already for instance, supposedly it did
> audio quantize automagically. Also something like a couple of years ago
> someone told me about another tool for Windows which has its own
> frontend. With it, you would use samples to actually compose melodies
> and the software would adjust notes. All things I've never tried myself.
> As for Linux, I'm absolutely clueless in all respects. However, I can
> well remember that, a bit to my embarrassment, our engineer once used a
> hardware version of a tuner in a trumpet take (that was me playing, oh
> well!). It was one of these module shaped affects that you use as
> send-return. The results were just amazing. I believe they are used all
> the time in studios as I've always seen them around since then.
I have a friend who runs a Pro Tools-based semi-pro studio in his
basement (and just about had to take out a second mortgage to pay for
it!), and he showed me some plugins that handle note tuning. He played
me an example with a singer unprocessed and then processed. It was
pretty neat, to say the least, but I have to say that the end result
sounded over-processed to my ears. It can make a mediocre singer sound
good, that's for sure! I'm not sure I would use it for something like a
guitar, though, where subtle nuances in fingering could be ruined by
trying to tune microtonic bends.
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