Question about software to change tempo while maintaining pitch

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  1. RedRockRoy

    RedRockRoy Member

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    I have tried the amazing slower downer but found it not very amazing.

    I need to take a song from 120 bpm to 110. ASD, while doing a pretty good job with the instruments, greatly distorts the vocals.

    Any suggestions?
     
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    I do it in Apple Logic Pro.
    I also do the opposite...change the key, but not change the tempo.
     
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    RedRockRoy Member

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    I might try that but it requires pro tools or a mac. I am using reaper on a PC.
     
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    I do it in Reaper all the time with the built in stuff.
    Though you can get it to work ok with intruments, the vocals start to sound funny slowing down. I run into this a lot, I slow stuff way down to learn guitar licks and the vocals right before always sound weird, but a small slow down might work.
     
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    jchan Member

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    Try audacity. It's shareware and its great!
     
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    b_goatman Silver Supporting Member

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    I like "BestPractice" (free when I downloaded it).
     
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    Ableton LIVE - they call it warping
     
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    serato is the best in the game, but you will still get unpleasant artifacts. If I were producing/engineering I would re-record. Time changes always sound like utter crap to me and aren't worth it unless there is absolutely no choice.
     
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    iZotope has made a very good Time Compression/Expansion algorithm (Radius). They don't offer it as a standalone program, but they integrate it into some of their apps (eg RX) and license it to other companies (eg several hosts).
     
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    What do you not like about Reaper's slow down?
     
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    Another vote for Transcribe!
     
  15. RedRockRoy

    RedRockRoy Member

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    Well, I did not realize there is a slow down feature built into reaper :bonk But now that I tried it, it works really well!

    Thanks for the advice guys.
     
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