CS70 wrote:Yes, if they had the isolated vocal track it's definitely no problem getting that range of correction.
I tried to fix pitch with Logic Pro flex pitch and it’s not sound natural or sound bad.
Melodyne is much better than flex pitch?
Never used Logic pro flex pitch so I can't say, but I've fixed many a vocal track from various hopefuls using Melodyne and with a little work, especially in a dense mix, and I don't think Melodyne would have a problem, also given the vocals are then drenched in reverb.
I had not seen the show - didnt even know it was on until after the fact - so I just watched the video you posted.
The first miss it's bad, but the odd thing is that it's not a stretch note.. she just seem to get the movement to the next note somehow wrong (I wonder what she was hearing in the monitors) but keeps the (bad) pitch fairly stable, which makes it easy to lift it up a little.
The second bit, honestly I wouldn't have corrected. It's a perfectly respectable way of singing (not the current pop
way of singing, in perfect pitch and with incredibly fast - false - shifts between pitches), but her pitch does relate to the harmony. She may have gone for a variation or not , or thought about it and decided not to (when you do that you come out very much that odd "not here and not there" way), or just plainly got a wrong note - but again the pitch is fairly constant for the duration so it's easy to fix.
Same for the third. "Out of the sky" is not a perfect interval as in the autotuned version, but it is musical to me - it's just not the way pop is usually sung (and the way the original is sung of course). Also here, stable pitch with ok vibrato, easy to lift preserving the voice character, even if the tuned version sounds a little too perfect to me (especially the "eyes").
By the fourth miss, it's kinda clear - she's going flat consistently
, in a way that you do on purpose in other genres (say https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXlULkwhgrc
) . A possibility is that when your mind locks on an interval, it can be very hard to unlock it mid-performance. You just don't have the time to think and reset... if you could restart from scratch you'd nail it, but you can't. It's live. Another reason is a bad throat of course - you try to pitch and your throat muscles simply aren't up to the job.
The fifth clip is odd, she's going all over the place. Sounds like panic to me - you're there, you're singing something you've done for a lifetime and it's not working and you don't seem to manage to reset.. since you're a pro your body just keeps doing what it does but you're thinking and thinking and feeling off and just trying stuff and change course midway, and it sounds like s**t :D That's very hard to fix because there's zero reasons for the micro-changes in pitch and even an experienced editor has a hard time following and splitting notes and countering... and the fix doesn't sound that great to me, at all.
That's incidentally why it's very hard to fix children's voices - they don't pitch consistently bad but move all over the place.
So there: Melodyne can work its magic on some of the stuff but not all.