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Flex time/elastic audio in DAWs
Old 29th December 2010
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Flex time/elastic audio in DAWs

Hi,

I've been using using Logic in a studio for a couple of years but don't have that opportunity any more. I'm looking for something other than PT or Logic to use at home. Now, what I was wondering is, does any other DAW out there have a feature similar to flex time/elastic audio?

Thanks
Old 29th December 2010
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Ableton. Greatest compositional tool ever. Download and demo it. Love it.
Old 29th December 2010
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Ableton has a great warp tool built in. Depending on your other needs (tracking/midi composition/mixing), it may or may not be your top choice.
Old 29th December 2010
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Haha, sounds like a cola knock off ad I saw recently - Drink it. Love it.

Thanks for the info, what is the name of the feature, I wish it would just be named the same thing for all DAWs but its all about marketing instead of ease of use these days...

@blacklion: oh ok, I am looking to use it for very subtle vocal timing tweaking
Old 29th December 2010
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Haha, sounds like a cola knock off ad I saw recently - Drink it. Love it.

Thanks for the info, what is the name of the feature, I wish it would just be named the same thing for all DAWs but its all about marketing instead of ease of use these days...

@blacklion: oh ok, I am looking to use it for very subtle vocal timing tweaking
Well in that case, Cubase has Variaudio built in and can be used for pitch correction/alignment. Primarily intended for vocals, but I've tried it with other monophonic sources and it works very well.
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Ok, thanks! I'll look into it
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Also check out REAPER (sorry I'm being "that guy" lol).

It's pitch/time editing algorithms are licensed from Elastique. Ableton also uses these, as does Cubase variaudio. The difference is that REAPER included all of their algorithms for you to choose between depending on what you're using it on (including the "Pro" algo with all of the formant preserving modes), while Ableton and Cubase give you only the efficient algorithm, and offer no formant preserving options.

So, they all use high quality time/pitch algorithms, but the ones in REAPER allow higher quality for a wider range of input audio. The formant options are very important for processing vocals as "transparently" as possible.
Old 29th December 2010
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Samplitude features elastic audio as well. It's working great.

Check this vid for demo
Elastic Audio by MAGIX
Old 29th December 2010
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propellerhead's record has an awesome time stretching algo... i think it's the best i've used.... but all daws nowadays have diferent implementations of it... the cool thing in record is you can record at any tempo and play back at any tempo in real time.... the uncool thing about the software is not being able to use vst's and the like...
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