The thought occurred to me that since VA is locked to the “standard” algorithm, maybe it would be better to adjust vocal note timing in the project or sample editor with Elastique instead (leave VA for tuning issues only).
As long as VA is used the only possible algo is ‘standard solo’. When you try to change it for warping, Cubase tells you that all VA edits will get lost.
You could bounce inbetween to keep VA edits intact (but no more accessable) and warp with whatever algo sounds best for the file.
For most warp edits I find the default algo (elastique pro - time) sufficient and nearly inaudible (within a certain range of course). I only change it when I don’t like the result or want some artefacts
Depending on the performance, I start with what needs treatment most. I don’t mind about using the solo standard algo for both timing and tuning without bouncing. When there’s really a hardcore neccessity for tuning I 1. try to get the singer to sing better (some of them are lazy though) or 2. use melodyne instead. 3.: I wonder what kind of a job I’m doing Here in germany “Änderungsschneiderei” is a good word for it.