Join Josh Harris for an in-depth discussion in this video Putting the time-stretched vocal in context, part of Remixing Techniques: Time Stretching.
Let's spend a few minutes putting our vocal in a little bit of context.…We've got a kick drum from the EXS 909 kit.…I'll quickly add a hat and a snare just to give us a little bit more on the drums.…I'll use my Track Duplicate Feature.…(audio playing)…And I'll add the hi-hat next.…(music playing)…Quickly quantize that. I only need two bars.…
(audio playing) We'll loop this.…Use our Track Duplicate Feature (audio playing)…And add a snare drum.…(music playing)…Quantize to Quarter Notes and Loop.…(music playing)…Excellent. Now let's take a listen to the original so I can get a handle on what the chord changes are.…
I'll create a software instrument track right below the original, double-click…on the EXS, and I'll choose Piano from the EXS24.…(music playing)…That was working. So let's Solo out the original, and I will plunk around the piano till I get a…handle on what the chord changes are, and then I'll drop in a Reference or what…I call a mock bass line.…
(music playing)…So the chord changes to me sound like they are floating between B-flat miner,…
- 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
Foundations of Audio: Compression and Dynamic Processingwith Brian Lee White2h 25m Appropriate for all
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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