Join Josh Harris for an in-depth discussion in this video Comping the time-stretched vocal and the original vocal, part of Remixing Techniques: Time Stretching.
Now that we have our time stretched vocals, let's listen through and see if…there are any spots that might need some finessing or massaging.…I'm going to move the Vox Doubles underneath the lead vocal.…I'm going to move right to the chorus here, got our vocal sitting a few dB below…unity, so they're not too loud.…I'm going to listen to the first chorus and be mindful of words that might feel…a little bit elongated or slow sounding.…I'll expand the chorus, and we will take a listen right from the beginning.…
(music playing)…The word that jumps out to me is the last control in the chorus, and I'll zoom…in on it, and we'll listen to the measure leading up to it.…
(music playing)…Let's make an edit point right here on this word so that we know where it is…in both the lead and the doubles using our scissors tool, and I'll bring the…original vocals back in, and I like to close those arrows so that my Audio Bin…looks a little neater.…I'm going to bring the LEAD VOCAL out and the Vox Doubles out.…
Close the Audio Bin, and I'll color code these a different color so that…
- 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
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Time-Stretching Basics
2. Tools of the Trade
3. Technique 1: Speeding Up Vocals
4. Technique 2: Slowing Down and Double Timing Vocals
5. Technique 3: Creating a Composite Vocal from Multiple Time Stretches
6. Technique 4: Transforming a 3/4 or 6/8 Vocal into 4/4
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