Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Back In The Studio–Playing with Pitch Correct

image The plug-in “Pitch Correct” automatically detects, adjusts and fixes light pitch and intonation inconsistencies in monophonic vocal and instrumental performances in real time. Steinberg Cubase 5 has a plug-in that is a real blast to use. I was running a few experiments today.
    My first experiment was to open up two vocal tracks. Using pitch correct, I set the controls to C major, and sang a familiar tune I then went to the next vocal track and sang harmony to that familiar tune. Pitch correct forced the harmony to stay in tune and in the correct key.
    My second experiment was to do a full song .  The song was "My Bonnie lies over the Ocean".  My goal was to sing in perfect pitch. I recorded the guitar and the melody line at the same time. Of course, I had pitch correct on my voice. The key was G major. Pitch correct has the ability to be set at a strong level or at a more moderate level. This makes the adjustments to the voice less mechanical.
When I get better at using this plug-in I'll release a public domain song on MySpace. It really does force you to sing in tune.
Bill