Vocal Pitch Analysis/Correction


Is there any Audacity feature, or plugin, that will plot my recorded vocals along a keyboard, so I can see what notes my vocals would be assigned to?

The attached screen shot is from Logic Pro X to give you an idea of what I’m looking for in Audacity.

Thank You Very Much,


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The program for that is “Melodyne” (by Celemony). Prices from around €99 to €699.
As you might guess from the prices, this is difficult technology that has required years of development investment.

You can use Melodyne in Audacity?

Probably not.
The manufacturer recommends either using it as a standalone application, or as a plug-in with:
Apple Logic Pro X, Steinberg Cubase, Steinberg Nuendo, Presonus Studio One, Bandlab Cakewalk, Magix Samplitude, Cockos Reaper, Acoustica Mixcraft or Tracktion Waveform.

Thank you! Is there nothing in Audacity, or Audacity plugin, that can do what I’m asking?

I’m not sure if Audacity can help you. What exactly are you wanting to do? What’s the purpose of this?

I want to plot my recorded vocals along a keyboard, so I can see what notes my vocals would be assigned and move the pitch where desired.

Audacity can’t do that.
I think the right tool for the job is Melodyne.

Yes, Audacity can do this type of thing. This is what the spectrogram feature is for! (well, one use, anyway.)

Go to Preferences->Tracks->Spectrograms

set your min frequency and max frequency to your approximate vocal range (doesn’t have to be exact). Here is a good reference chart: https://www.liutaiomottola.com/formulae/freqtab.htm

Change the Algorithm to “Pitch” and Window Size to 1024.

Now on your track, you’ll see a little arrow dropdown. click that and select “spectrogram”.

make your track taller so you can see things better. If the lines are really faint, then normalize the track. They will become more visible.

Now you have your vocal track displayed in “pitch” form.

Do you get a little keyboard on the side? no. Can someone write a plugin for this? I imagine somebody could figure out how to stick a keyboard on the side of it. Has somebody already done that? IDK i’m new at this myself!

Hope this helps!