I've 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.
I'm 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 I've put 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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