Originally Posted by Rep
why didn't you just Re-DO the Take ?... Since she was there and all .
... I could see that if it was days latter.
A Retake with clean Vox , instead of Pitch shift , would be sonically tighter/Superior Quality/ take...thumbsup
Unless the singer cant cut it no matter how many Takes !
Maybe my fault for not giving you all the details, but we're not as clueless as might be thought. This track was recorded months ago as a male/ female duet and the client wanted to try a new female vocalist. Most of the female parts were in support (bgv's) to the male part and not only did the VSO solve a pitch range issue but also gave us a timbral change that was advantagous.
Rep, we had tried the vocal takes many times and it was the wrong key for this singer. If I'd have suggested that we needed to redo the entire backing track, well, that would have been as welcome to the client as a turd in a punch bowl. Sometimes the wrong way is the right way. You gotta be flexible, son. That's why I was praising the Big Ben. It gave me back some flexibility that I had missed during my Mix Plus years.