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blastula 08-04-2019 02:37 PM

Elastic Audio and Trashing Prefs
 
I know now to trash prefs whenever somethings going wrong. All kinds of little weird malfunctions are correctable by trashing prefs....right?

Today, I was using Elastic Audio, had changed the tempo and done some warping....Then proceeded to change a guitar track from Polyrhythmic mode to X-Form....and the track just defaulted to it's unelastic state...Undid and redid numerous times. Same result. Then, trashed prefs, and everything worked beautifully....
Just made me overall nervous, like what kind of little audio corruptions are happening that we're not noticing? should we be trashing prefs every hour?
Any thoughts?
Rob



PT HDX1 2018.12.0

Sierra 10.12.6

albee1952 08-05-2019 06:20 PM

Re: Elastic Audio and Trashing Prefs
 
X-form takes forever. With a 3 minute audio track, I've seen upwards of 10 minutes for it to render. Try staying with Poly(or whichever option suits the audio):o

midnightrambler 08-06-2019 08:46 AM

Re: Elastic Audio and Trashing Prefs
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by blastula (Post 2534582)
I know now to trash prefs whenever somethings going wrong. All kinds of little weird malfunctions are correctable by trashing prefs....right?

Today, I was using Elastic Audio, had changed the tempo and done some warping....Then proceeded to change a guitar track from Polyrhythmic mode to X-Form....and the track just defaulted to it's unelastic state...Undid and redid numerous times. Same result. Then, trashed prefs, and everything worked beautifully....
Just made me overall nervous, like what kind of little audio corruptions are happening that we're not noticing? should we be trashing prefs every hour?
Any thoughts?
Rob




PT HDX1 2018.12.0

Sierra 10.12.6

I've had different issues with elastic audio but the cure was the same as yours - trashing preferences. Seems bizarre that that whole section of EA can go easily awry with a corrupted pref file. And why does the pref file even get corrupted in the first place? So strange.

blastula 08-07-2019 02:40 PM

Re: Elastic Audio and Trashing Prefs
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by albee1952 (Post 2534693)
X-form takes forever. With a 3 minute audio track, I've seen upwards of 10 minutes for it to render. Try staying with Poly(or whichever option suits the audio):o


I only use x-form when I'm getting artifacts from polyrhythmic.


One thing that I've discovered though is sometimes I can make artifacts go away by deleting all the analysis markers (after warping, of course)....

Sardi 08-07-2019 05:40 PM

Re: Elastic Audio and Trashing Prefs
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by blastula (Post 2534860)
I only use x-form when I'm getting artifacts from polyrhythmic.


One thing that I've discovered though is sometimes I can make artifacts go away by deleting all the analysis markers (after warping, of course)....



Yep.

IMHO, if you remove the analysis markers that aren’t on the consonants or start of transients, Polyphonic sounds better than X-Form. You don’t get the smearing artefacts.

My way of working is to change the analysis strength to around 85-90%, stretch the audio as needed, play with the algorithm settings until it sounds as good as can be, then manually add the analysis markers where I need them to stop any artefacts from the stretching. Works perfectly virtually every time.


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midnightrambler 08-08-2019 11:56 PM

Re: Elastic Audio and Trashing Prefs
 
This is another reason why EA is in desperate need for an overhaul. The analysis markers thing was good in theory but can put unnecessary lumps all over the place on the audio. (I also remove all unnecessary analysis markers)

blastula 08-09-2019 05:08 PM

Re: Elastic Audio and Trashing Prefs
 
this is great.
thanks all.


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