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adjusting audio pitch

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Brian Anderson3 Level 2 Level 2 (180 points)
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Oct 29, 2013 8:39 AM

I have 2 recorded audio files where the tuning is slightly off by less than 1 semitone it was a standard E tuning but my guitarist tuned a little high and therefore the bass followed. Is there a way in LOGIC STUDIO to adjust and lower the pitch(and I'm sure there is) in both these audio tracks and correct the pitch? Thanks

MacBook (13-inch Mid 2007), Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Jesse Stern Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
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    Oct 29, 2013 5:12 PM (in response to Brian Anderson3)

    Well, there's the Pitch Correction plugin, but it's kinda R2D2 in a Bishop world.


    Melodyne is your best bet, and it's designed for just this kind of work.

  • Jesse Stern Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
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    Oct 30, 2013 9:28 AM (in response to Brian Anderson3)

    The only real fix is to make sure your players are in tune *before* you press record. I don't mean to sound flip — this is very important. Same deal with levels, tone, etc. In the digital world, there are a lot of things that can be fixed and changed in the box. However, the better you get on the way into DAW, the easier your job will be on the way out of DAW.


    If you record bands a lot, buy a good rack-mount tuner, and have everyone tune their instruments before each take. It is also worthwhile to make sure everyone's instruments are in good intonation.


    Redoing the session is definitely the best way to go. If that is not possible, buy Melodyne.

  • kcstudio Level 4 Level 4 (1,580 points)
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    Oct 30, 2013 9:44 AM (in response to Brian Anderson3)

    In Logic 9 go to >Sample Editor< >Factory< >Time and Pitch Machine<, if its minor adjustments you're after, thats the place to be! And in the event of re-recording, do your calculations and then maybe purchasing Melodyne will not be so expensive after all.


    Have a nice day!


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