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midnightrambler 10-01-2021 07:44 AM

Is no one else embarrassed by Elastic Audio?
 
I've been doing some remote but online mixing tweaks for an artist, it's been working quite well as it goes, but I always feel a pang of embarrassment whenever there's any sort of stretching involved.

We've got 4 different algorithms in PT, and frankly, they all sound sh*t. I just wanted to stretch one word on a vocal - one word! - without the pain of loading into Melodyne etc etc. "I'll just switch on Elastic, that'll save some time." Big mistake. A weird lump when using "Polyphonic". Transient smudge when using "X-Form". Goodness knows what Monophonic was trying to do, absolutely useless. And didn't bother with Rhythmic in this instance, but I've had various amounts of joyless pain with that before now. And don't get me started on the various rendered files that just decide to disappear from one day to the next.

Is really the best on offer in 2021? For shame.

grayter1 10-01-2021 08:11 AM

Re: Is no one else embarrassed by Elastic Audio?
 
Feel your pain. As much as it's a headache to import into Melodyne, that's really the state of the art right now. If Avid would ever adopt ARA2...

Studio One, Cubase/Nuendo, Reaper and Logic make life so much easier in that regard. The ARA integration in S1 is so fluid, that Melodyne literally disappears into and becomes one with the app.

tg

JingleDjango 10-01-2021 08:25 AM

Re: Is no one else embarrassed by Elastic Audio?
 
It's pretty bad, yeah. I've been wanting to buy a license for Elastique TCE but can't swallow the cost for fixing something that should work well out of the box.

capt kirk 10-01-2021 09:32 AM

Re: Is no one else embarrassed by Elastic Audio?
 
I hear ya, bru! its literal ****, but even worse , some of my stretched/compressed files dont like to play nice with the downstream mixers protools .....its weird, and random....the timing glitches are grainy as hell.....its so old.....

Rectifried 10-01-2021 10:06 AM

Re: Is no one else embarrassed by Elastic Audio?
 
200$ [400 HD] per year for this "feature" of sub par tools. when they are readily working in 4 other hosts.

EGS 10-01-2021 10:31 AM

Re: Is no one else embarrassed by Elastic Audio?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by midnightrambler (Post 2615031)
...a pang of embarrassment whenever there's any sort of stretching involved...

I use Waves SoundShifter with some success, but sometimes it sux too... I have SoundShifter set as my default TCE tool in ProTools prefs, so it's quick to use. Next time, though, I'll try Melodyne.

Bob Olhsson 10-01-2021 11:41 AM

Re: Is no one else embarrassed by Elastic Audio?
 
I found that SoundShifter sounds incredible when run at 96k rather than at 48 or 44.1.

TOM@METRO 10-01-2021 11:47 AM

Re: Is no one else embarrassed by Elastic Audio?
 
After all these years, Pitch 'n Time Pro is still my favorite.

albee1952 10-01-2021 12:14 PM

Re: Is no one else embarrassed by Elastic Audio?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TOM@METRO (Post 2615056)
After all these years, Pitch 'n Time Pro is still my favorite.

AMEN!!! Wish it was cheaper:o

AlexLakis 10-01-2021 03:59 PM

Re: Is no one else embarrassed by Elastic Audio?
 
It's been over a decade and I'm still waiting...

https://duc.avid.com/showthread.php?...ansients+go%3F


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