5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 31, 2013 10:43 AM by Brian Anderson3
Brian Anderson3 Level 2 Level 2 (180 points)

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)

    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.

  • Brian Anderson3 Level 2 Level 2 (180 points)

    I was hoping for some sort of fix within LOGIC. I don't want to shell out for more software to correct a minor problem....MELODYNE isn't cheap. We may have to redo the recording. Thanks for replying just the same. Ciao

  • Jesse Stern Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)

    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 (1,650 points)

    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!

  • Brian Anderson3 Level 2 Level 2 (180 points)

    stating the obvious, we do tune carefully but mistakes do occur, the pitch is off slightly but noticeable. This is the first time we've encountered a situation like this. Easier to a minoir pitch adjustment before we lay the remaining tracks. thanks for the advice.