(Maybe I’m having an absolute brain freeze here, I’m sure I’ve done this before but it was perhaps in WaveLab 6?)
I have a file which contains a transcription from tape, and I have determined (by ear) that the recording needs to be played back about 1.7% faster in order to be in concert pitch. The problem will have been most likely that the tape machine used for the transcription to digital was running slow.
Anyhow, the solution is easy, at least in principle: the original file is 44.1kHz, so if I edit the audio properties to say that the file was recorded at 43350 Hz (i.e. 1.7% slower than 44.1kHz) and then play it back at 44.1kHz, it should work, and that should happen without resampling/rendering. I am sure I used this technique in the past, but it was on an older setup, and involved transcriptions from 78rpm vinyl recorded at 45rpm.
I just can’t get it to work now in WL8 – I can edit the audio properties, save the file, load the file (and it says 43350 in the Audio Properties indicator bottom right), the audio interface complains it can’t set that value (OK), and then I set the value manually to 44.1kHz and end up with no pitch change.
I am open to any other suggestions as to how to solve this problem – thanks in advance!