Main Forums >> PC Music

maskedwarrior



Reged: 19/02/06
Posts: 237
Tips for time-stretching Cubase 6.5
      13/02/13 05:08 PM
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:

Part I:
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??

Part II:
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.
Tony

--------------------
[Type your personal signature here]

Post Extras Print Post   Remind Me!     Notify Moderator
Rate this thread

Jump to

Entire thread
Subject Posted by Posted on
* Tips for time-stretching Cubase 6.5 maskedwarrior 13/02/13 05:08 PM
. * Re: Tips for time-stretching Cubase 6.5 The Elf   14/02/13 05:32 PM
. * Re: Tips for time-stretching Cubase 6.5 maskedwarrior   16/02/13 10:46 AM
. * Re: Tips for time-stretching Cubase 6.5 The Red Bladder   16/02/13 10:51 AM
. * Re: Tips for time-stretching Cubase 6.5 maskedwarrior   16/02/13 11:43 AM
. * Re: Tips for time-stretching Cubase 6.5 Exalted Wombat   14/02/13 05:26 PM
. * Re: Tips for time-stretching Cubase 6.5 tex   14/02/13 04:19 PM
. * Re: Tips for time-stretching Cubase 6.5 Richie Royale   14/02/13 03:05 PM
. * Re: Tips for time-stretching Cubase 6.5 maskedwarrior   14/02/13 02:51 PM

Extra Information
0 registered and 15 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  David Etheridge, James Perrett, zenguitar, Martin Walker, Forum Admin, Hugh Robjohns, Zukan, Frank Eleveld, SOS News Editor,  



Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled

Rating:
Thread views: 2377

October 2014
On sale now at main newsagents and bookstores (or buy direct from the
SOS Web Shop)
SOS current Print Magazine: click here for FULL Contents list
Click image for October 2014
DAW Tips from SOS

 

Home | Search | News | Current Issue | Tablet Mag | Articles | Forum | Subscribe | Shop | Readers Ads

Advertise | Information | Privacy Policy | Support | Login Help

 

Email: Contact SOS

Telephone: +44 (0)1954 789888

Fax: +44 (0)1954 789895

Registered Office: Media House, Trafalgar Way, Bar Hill, Cambridge, CB23 8SQ, United Kingdom.

Sound On Sound Ltd is registered in England and Wales.

Company number: 3015516 VAT number: GB 638 5307 26

         

All contents copyright © SOS Publications Group and/or its licensors, 1985-2014. All rights reserved.
The contents of this article are subject to worldwide copyright protection and reproduction in whole or part, whether mechanical or electronic, is expressly forbidden without the prior written consent of the Publishers. Great care has been taken to ensure accuracy in the preparation of this article but neither Sound On Sound Limited nor the publishers can be held responsible for its contents. The views expressed are those of the contributors and not necessarily those of the publishers.

Web site designed & maintained by PB Associates | SOS | Relative Media