is there any "real-time" plug-in that simulates vari-speed recording where you can mess with audio formants, so it sounds like you recorded something at a slower speed than playback speed, ie: those old beatles recording tricks.... thanks
Isn't that the point of varispeed? It's how a tape machine works. You change the speed and the pitch changes along with it.
In Ableton Live you can turn warping on for all of your tracks, change the warp mode to "repitch" and then if you mess with the main tempo the pitch of all of your tracks will change along with the speed, just like tape. This is basically the same thing as changing the sample rate.
Now try rereading the 3rd post (or indeed, some of the other posts halfwat down), and you'll see why I've been giving the comments I have. I do understand what varispeed does - I have used a tape machine before.
so, what then are the best sounding formant shifting plug-ins in your opinion (everybody)? melodyne? i'd like to record acoustic guitars then formant-convert them to mandolins, records drums then formant convert them to monstrous thundering herds of wolly mammoths and formant convert vocals up to some prince black album-era female sounding vocals, etc..... thanks!