Hi, I’m trying to adjust the pitch on individual vocal notes on a singing track. The “Change Pitch (wthout changing tempo)” effect is changing the length of the track and sometimes inserting silence. Any ideas on how to fix this or work around it? These are subtile little pitch corrections. I’m using version 1.3.5 on Windows XP.
Yes, there is often a small change in the length of the processed audio with this effect (a limitation of the algorithm that is used). The workaround is to copy the section that you want to process onto a new track (select the note, then press Ctrl+D). Then process the note that is on the new track. To replace the original note with the new note, use the envelope tool (“F2” key) to fade out the original note and fade in the new note. Using a short cross fade in this way you should be able to make the “patch” seamless.
Tip: Switching between the “Waveform” and the “Waveform (dB)” views can help when adjusting the envelope.
Here’s an example. The upper (original) track is shown in the “Waveform” view, and the lower (pitch corrected) track is shown in the “Waveform (dB)” view.