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quantizing (timing)

Permanent link to this post Posted by gravelin1 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:55 pm

Is anything in the works to make quantizing available for Audacity?
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Re: quantizing (timing)

Permanent link to this post Posted by Irish » Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:03 pm

Can you be more specific? What exactly are you trying to achieve?

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Re: quantizing (timing)

Permanent link to this post Posted by gravelin1 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:14 am

I'd like to be able to quantize the instruments I lay down so they perfectly match the drums which are quantized to a variety of note durations. ie. 16th, 8th, 1/4, etc. I'd sure love to quit doing it by hand with every single note. Thanks,

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Re: quantizing (timing)

Permanent link to this post Posted by gravelin1 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:40 am

Evidently there are no plans to incorporate quantizing for Audacity. Oh Well.
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Re: quantizing (timing)

Permanent link to this post Posted by Irish » Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:46 pm

The closest thing in Audacity to what you are looking for is probably "Beat Finder". This tool tries to work out where the beats are in a piece of music, based on the amplitude of the signal, and places a label at each beat. However, it is easily confused by pauses in the music, or any change from a regular beat.

Another tool that may be useful is "Regular Interval Labels" (Not available in 1.2.x), which will place labels at intervals you specify. It might make it easier to line up the notes to the beat.

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Re: quantizing (timing)

Permanent link to this post Posted by shumakriss » Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:44 am

Hi, I just want to make a post saying that I'm interested in this feature. I don't believe Audacity supports anything resembling a quantize feature and I am considering taking this in as a project. Could you please tell me if you've found any alternatives or similar features? Perhaps any information you discovered while searching?

If you're interested in the project, I will do what I can to keep everyone informed on my progress.
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Re: quantizing (timing)

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:06 pm

shumakriss wrote:Could you please tell me if you've found any alternatives or similar features?

See the previous post by Irish.
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Re: quantizing (timing)

Permanent link to this post Posted by Chariot9999 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:10 am

There is the click track feature! Could try that?

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Re: quantizing (timing)

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:44 am

There's a new plug-in available for Audacity 1.3 called Beat Per Minute labels. (available here: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=60534 )
It creates a label track with bars and beats marked at the tempo specified. When dragging an audio clip to a label position, labels are slightly "magnetic" so the audio clip will tend to snap to the label position.
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Re: quantizing (timing)

Permanent link to this post Posted by dylanthomaschilds » Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:34 am

Not getting it to snap to the labels...some help would be most welcome :)

Attempting to edit some disco intro/outro for mixing :)
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