Hi. I have a question in two parts. I've recently purchased Cubase 6.5 and remain very
impressed with their time-stretching algorithms, however:
been working on a song and during the process of recording it - after adding vocals /
harmonies - I realized it needs to be slower than the tempo I fixed on.
changing the tempo from 126 to 124.5bpm - using a mixture of algorithms, some Elastique
Pro 'Formant Pitch', and some 'Time'. 126 - 124bpm is the most I can do it without the vox
starting to sound odd - developing a slightly boxy sound.
Maybe I ought to
rerecord the whole thing - or at least the vocals - but I really don't want to
hours into this and I'm all spent. Maybe I'm just being too critical - I don't know how
much 'acceptable' time-stretching goes on in the pro / industry world.
So can I ask if anyone has any tips for the best time-stretching in cubase??
Also - As I've developed the track I've stepped down incrementally from
129bpm - so one or two instrumental tracks are recorded at 129, some at 127 and most at
126pbm. I wouldn't have chosen to do this, it just happened.
I've had some
issues with certain samples not stretching as they should, playing just slightly out of
sync, which I've resolved as I've gone along (but which has, however, cost me a few good
guitar takes before I realized!). Right now, though, it's been stable for a while and I
can stretch it however I like.
But I guess I'm realizing how beholden I am to
Cubase and its Algorithms to keep this project useable. How stable is Cubase in this
respect? I would hate to come back to the project in years to come and find it a chaotic
mess. This is nagging at me.
May I bounce the audio so it's all synchronized
together and not reliant on Cubase's time-stretching Algorithms, to use as a backup??
Some insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks very much.
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