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Old 08-23-2009, 08:11 PM
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Default Pitch Shift VS. Elastic Pitch

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If I record a guitar part at half speed, and then need to pitch it back down an octave after it's tracked -- which feature will yield the best sounding results? Anyone have experience with this? Any tips or advice is much appreciated!

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Old 08-23-2009, 08:52 PM
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Default Re: Pitch Shift VS. Elastic Pitch

Probably nothing is going to sound real. A full octave shift will have a lot of artifacts. Elastic pitch, X-Form or Serato pitch n Time will likely all have similar results. Once you get past about 4-5 half-steps, things get pretty weird. Still, it may be a cool effect like some '70's disco hit I can't recall the name of.
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Pitch 'n Time is my favorite for this type of job, But as albee has said; nothing is going to sound real at an octave.
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Still, it may be a cool effect like some '70's disco hit I can't recall the name of.
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I just heard that on the radio the other day and was amazed at how great it still sounds, even coming right after a new tune.

The sound quality holds up well after all these years!
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If your after the most real result besides actually playing fast I would in grid mode cut the dead/silent parts between the notes and then crossfade the whole region. Sound much better than using software to pitch.
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I used to do similare things with my guitar to get it to sound as a bass. I never could make it sound as good as I wanted (to many artifacts), so I actually bought a real bass instead. Nothing compares to the real thing.
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actually to the op, tracking down some hardware units like eventide, h series, orville, or maybe even the pitch factor pedal might be one of the best best. boss also makes an ocatver pedal that can work pretty well. this route would be better than most software options i can think of.
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