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How to make concert ukulele sound like acoustic guitar?
Old 2nd September 2019
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How to make concert ukulele sound like acoustic guitar?

Hello! I play the concert ukulele, but wanted it to sound lower, like an acoustic guitar in a particular song. Does anyone know how to make this happen in Logic Pro X where it sounds like a convincing and real acoustic guitar? Thanks for your help.
Old 3rd September 2019
  #2
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Convert your audio track to MIDI (hopefully you have a solo ukulele track) and try driving the built-in acoustic guitar instrument with it.
Old 5th September 2019
  #3
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If possible, play the ukulele at double speed and then use the varispeed function to pitch it down an octave (which will also slow it down to your target tempo). Use the speed and pitch setting in the varispeed options and use detune as the unit of measurement so you can pitch it down precisely an octave (or however many half steps you want).

It won't sound exactly like an acoustic guitar but it could be fairly close to the sound of a nylon string acoustic.

And of course this could only work if you have the ability to track the ukulele first and then overdub any other instruments or voices (unless it's supposed to be a solo guitar thing, then you're fine).
Old 4 weeks ago
  #4
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Using Melodyne through ARA, you could also pitch it lower, double up your low string and edit it, and add harmonic depth by lowering formants.

Also, if you used Melodyne you could easily correct any errors in pitch or timing that may occur in your double-speed playing.
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