About pitch less than a half tone

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PaoloS
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About pitch less than a half tone

Post by PaoloS » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:09 am

Hi folks,
I'm using Audacity 2.1.2 both on Ubuntu Linux (17.04) and Windows 10.
Often I change tune of a music downloaded to make it easy for my student (I teach blues harp in a Music school).
Recently I need to tune a song less than an half tone, because I found the original song is in the right key, but low about 10-15 Hz.
So, I found the right tune after a lot of trials: is there a fast and better method to do this?
Thanks

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Re: About pitch less than a half tone

Post by steve » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:43 am

Were you using the Preview button in the change pitch effect? I generally find that a bit quicker than "apply -> undo -> apply a bit different -> undo ->..."
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Re: About pitch less than a half tone

Post by PaoloS » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:53 am

steve wrote:Were you using the Preview button in the change pitch effect? I generally find that a bit quicker than "apply -> undo -> apply a bit different -> undo ->..."
Yes, sure, but I'm looking for a method to precisely find the real tune... Is there a method or the only way is to proceed for trials?

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Re: About pitch less than a half tone

Post by steve » Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:12 pm

There's a plug-in here that is pretty good at finding the pitch of a single note: http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Nyqui ... tch_Detect
Installation instructions are here: http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Downl ... ns#install
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Re: About pitch less than a half tone

Post by PaoloS » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:06 am

steve wrote:There's a plug-in here that is pretty good at finding the pitch of a single note: http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Nyqui ... tch_Detect
Installation instructions are here: http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Downl ... ns#install
I placed the file in the folder you suggested; save the change; close Audacity, re-open it: the EFFECT list doesn't contain the new plug in.
How can I solve?

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Re: About pitch less than a half tone

Post by Trebor » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:10 pm

You have to click on the Enable button, then the OK button below it, before the effect appears on the effects list ...

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http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/mana ... yzers.html

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Re: About pitch less than a half tone

Post by PaoloS » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:16 pm

Thanks Trebor, but as soon as pressed "Submit" to send my message, I found the solution. Sure, I already enabled the plug in, but it appears in "Analyze" menu and not in "Effect".
Solved!
Thanks again to all
PAolo

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