Can anyone give some tips on quantizing and time correcting audio tracks. Ive watch any videos on youtube but it seems to be for midi (im not sure…or sure what Im talking about).
I record a guitar/bass section and wish to align it closer to the hits of the kick drum. The particular track is rhythmically “complex” and needs to be accurate to 1/16 note. Here is what I know and some current issues (Im still a noob at using Cubase for the most part):
I record a track, double click, and establish hitpoints by adjusting the threshold. Even at this point the hitpoints do not come out clean. Say I just played one bass note. The program will establish a hitpoint at the very beginning of noise and at the “highest attack” being played. Im not sure what the program uses to quantize but I feel like there should only be one hitpoint in this circumstance, especially because you do not want to slice in the middle of an attack. I do NOT even know how to add a hitpoint manually; I only figured out how to move and lock them.
So, say I establish correct hitpoints and slicing; then when I go to quantize to a specific time interval it doesn’t seem to work. Im not sure what the quantize does exactly, but I purposefully played off time in a really simple example to see if it adjusts and it did not. Perhaps, quantizing audio doesn’t work the same as midi; I don’t know.
Im sure I can figure out a way, at this point, to adjust hitpoints manually, slice the tracks, and then manually drag slices to proper locations but that would be really tedious.
Any tips/help is appreciated.