So, I recently upgraded from Cubase Elements to Cubase Artist. Knowing that Artist has the “Pitch Correct” feature, I foolishly assumed it also came with Variaudio for adjusting individual notes. I was really bummed to find that I can only correct the entire track without any good way to adjust intensity or fix those little ‘‘throw away’’ notes that get snapped to the wrong note. As I am using Pitch Correct mainly just to make subtle changes rather that to create the T pain effect, it is very important to me to have control of every note.
After some research on the topic, it looks like there are two viable options. 1: Upgrade to Cubase Pro (Not in the budget of the near future). 2: Purchase a VST plugin that allows me to correct individual notes.
From my research, it seems that Melodyne Essentials 4 would do the job. Sounds like Melodyne would be less straight forward and easy to use as Variaudio, but that it has some benefits and (for $100) would be a lot less expensive than an upgrade to Pro.
So, here are my questions for you guys…
1: Will Melodyne Essentials 4 be compatible with Cubase Artist 9.5 and allow me to adjust the pitch of notes individually?
2: Is there a better, cheaper, or easier option?
Thanks in advance!