Join Josh Harris for an in-depth discussion in this video Time stretching the vocals to a faster BPM, part of Remixing Techniques: Time Stretching.
As you can see, I made quite a few edit points to my audio clip, and while I…might be sitting in beat against my MIDI drums, I'm not 100% sure that my phrasing is accurate.…So I need to give myself a little bit more of a musical context, and I'm going to create a bass line.…So I'll create a Stereo instrument track using Xpand, and I'll just select…any kind of bass. We'll do a Fretless Bass, that's fine. We'll record enable the track.…(music playing)…Excellent! I'll give myself 1-bar pre-roll, and I already that this song is in G-Major, so…I pretty much know in my head a bass line that will probably work against the…vocals, if not all the way through the song for most of it.…
But I'm interested in coming up with an 8-bar pattern that I will paste…throughout this entire sketch arrangement, and then I'll go through and listen…to the vocals against the 8-bar arrangement to make sure that the phrasing will…work in a remix context.…(music playing)…Quantize my bass line to 16th notes, put Pro Tools in Grid mode, and trim off…
- 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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