I have been working on a virtual choir project and have spent a lot of time on it using the time-stretch tool (the pointer with the clock - the tool name escapes me!) by cutting the words etc. on the hit point and dragging them using the time-stretch with the appropriate snap set, to align to the required bar or beat, and the other side also snapped and stretched so that they meet at the same point. I had hoped that by doing it this way, there would be no click between cuts as the samples would meet. I am however getting clicks and pops. I wonder if this is the nature of time-stretching, if it is due to the cutting of the audio (I’ve also tried overlapping and cross-fading as well as fading out the end of sections and fading in the new section but to no avail), or, if there is a better way of doing this? It sounds much tighter and in time, but the pops and crackles are unmanageable.
I’m using Cubase 11 Pro (with whatever the latest update was)
On a side note, there are so many features of cubase that I haven’t used, and don’t know anything about. Are there any good books anyone would recommend that I can use to learn specific things (rather than reading beginning to end, or a book which contains irrelevant things like recording technique). Is the manual my best bet?