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Problems With Vocal Transformer

Discussion in 'Audio Units: Effect and Instrument Plugins' started by pv_joker, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. pv_joker

    pv_joker Member

    I've been working on some ADR which requires the use of the vocal transformer to raise the pitch of some dialogue to make it sound more childlike.

    The problem I'm having is that I can only raise the pitch by +1 or +2, and sometimes not at all, before it begins to sound really grainy and unnatural, almost robotic (and no I'm not inadvertently using the robotize feature). I've tried various combinations of formant and pitch change but to no avail. I have also tried using the pitch shifter plugin in speech mode and it gives similar results.

    One thing that did seem to help was to change the grain size (located in the drop down menu at the bottom of the vocal transformer window) from 'auto' to a ms value but each section of dialogue required a different value making this a very labour intensive solution to the problem

    Any suggestions other than using another piece of software (I can't afford it!) would be much appreciated.
  3. Peter Ostry

    Peter Ostry Administrator Staff Member

    Vocal Transfomer is an effect plugin, not a tool for precise pitching. It will always sound funny, this is its nature.

    You may pitch the voice in another way, for example in the sample editor, and apply a little Vocal Transformer for just the formants. Or use more specialized plugins like those from Antares. Or Melodyne.
  4. pv_joker

    pv_joker Member

    Thanks for the help with that, I'll probably try Melodyne at college.
  5. steve_awesome_wells

    steve_awesome_wells New Member

    it may help to make small changes, then render, small changes, then render, rather than one big pitch and formant change in one go.
  6. pv_joker

    pv_joker Member

    Thanks for the tip, i'll give this a go.:thmbup:

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