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Ways to make pitched down instrumental tracks sound cleaner?

Fri May 15, 2020 6:25 pm

I'm a male singer who often does covers of female singers. I like to make the original song fit my range a little better instead of singing down the octave, so I often pitch down the instrumental I find. However by doing this as everyone is aware, the quality of the instrumental gets lost, sounding more muddy. Are there any techniques in pitching down instrumentals for covers while keeping or recovering quality?
 
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Re: Ways to make pitched down instrumental tracks sound cleaner?

Sat May 23, 2020 6:58 pm

Pitch alteration is ok for single instruments, but everything at the same time will give you artifacts, especially on drums and long notes.
I don't think there's anything you can do.
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Re: Ways to make pitched down instrumental tracks sound cleaner?

Sun May 24, 2020 5:17 pm

triplets wrote:
Pitch alteration is ok for single instruments, but everything at the same time will give you artifacts, especially on drums and long notes.
I don't think there's anything you can do.

Thanks for your feedback!
 
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Re: Ways to make pitched down instrumental tracks sound cleaner?

Sun May 24, 2020 7:28 pm

what about opening the instrumental in the sampler, and playing a lower note, record the midi note to a track..... then, when the key is right, bounce to disk, then take the audio track and option-drag the end to shorten it, ie make it faster?

does this make sense? (it's that kind of night here)... :mrgreen:
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Re: Ways to make pitched down instrumental tracks sound cleaner?

Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:30 am

Adversely you could always try a subharmonic generator like Logic's SubBass which is bit long ion the tooth now, or the Waves LoAir which gets lots of use in cinema mixes and sound designs apparently.

Although you really have to be careful using it when there is already a lot of low frequencies in a mix