At one point when I selected a note segment and moved it around using the Pitch & Warp tool, it would audition the segment (audio playback) as I moved it around so I could hear what it sounded like at the various pitches. Now when I do the same, I get no audio playback. How can I get the audio playback back?
When straightening the pitch of segments connected across more than one pitch, the result is that unnatural “Believe” effect. How can I avoid such a result in such an arrangement? I’m assuming it’s something I’m doing or a setting I need to adjust as when doing the same in Logic X, the results are entirely natural.
Make sure that your control room is set up in VST connections as auditioning come through that bus, an easy way to test this is to select a file in the import audio file dialogue, if you can’t here anything in that window then the control room setup is most likely your problem.
Try splitting the segments into individual pitches before you straighten them, also try shifting the whole segment into tune first, this can often sound more natural and you mightn’t need to straighten the pitch as much.
I find that the straighten pitch control is very sensitive compared to the quantize pitch control (or our ears are maybe?). So if I’m using them then I go 75% on the quantize and 25% on the straighten. And then I check the results for the cher effect. More often I just snip the wobbly note up into small sections first, select them all and adjust the quantize & straighten bars. This I find gives a more even straightening of the wobble.
the way i get good natural results in variaudio is by cuttin the begining an the end of a note to only straighten the middle part … its annoying and i’ve been requesting a feature to make transitions natural for a while … you guys should request that as well … the more request they have the more likely they’ll do it!
Use tab to switch between pitch and segment mode, thats way faster.
Yes indeed, don’t straighten the beginning and end, I should have said that too, excellent tip trashdinner!!
Personally I find that vari-audio is now much better than Melodyne specifically because of the two features mentioned by Rudi007. The ability to use a ‘locking point’ and rotate or slide up/down the end point is invaluable for making it natural.
But it’s still very clunky to use, which makes it difficult to get into and get adept. Steinberg would do well to make it much more ergonomic to use. For example, stick with the standard tools and key commands rather than using the tab key.
People always seem to want an automatic way of doing things but in my experience the only way to do things properly is the hard way, generally in minute detail and manually. And when you do that it pays dividends in making your music sound as good as the famous stuff. And sometimes it doesn’t take as long as you think anyway!