In this course, author Josh Harris demonstrates time-stretching techniques in four of the major digital audio workstations: Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Reason, and Ableton Live. Josh covers the basic time-stretching treatments, where minimal tempo adjustment is needed, and then moves into more difficult territory—remixing at a much slower or faster tempo than what the original tracks were recorded at—where time stretching is pushed to the extreme. Another technique shows how to create a composite vocal from multiple time-stretched tracks. Each lesson employs real-world musical examples to clearly show where each time-stretching technique is useful and how the results of time stretching affect the sound of a song.
What is time stretching or expanding?
Understanding how time stretching fits into the remixing process
Working in Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Ableton Live, or Reason
Calculating the tempo of the original track
Dealing with wet vocal stems
Importing vocals with the 10% time-stretch rule
Comparing time-stretched vocals at faster tempos
Putting a time-stretched vocal in context
Setting up a session for double-timing a vocal
Creating a 4/4 remix from a song originally in 3/4 or 6/8
Tightening up a vocal that drifts from the click track