May the powers that be kindly implement non-destructive pitch and time automation, in the manner of Melodyne, but directly in a track, rather than requiring a separate plug-in window.
I hope you are correct that they are working on it. Maybe they could just license the Melodyne algorithms instead of reinventing the wheel. Melodyne is a fantastic-sounding tool, but I don't like having to record the audio into the plug-in window before use. Waves Tune requires the same two-step process. This limits changes to the structure of the project, also...If one inserts or deletes measures, then one has to re-record the audio into the plug-in, and start over.Indeed! Apple: please refer to ProTools 8. (Pssst, hey kids: In all seriousness I suspect they are working on this as we speak; it's in very high demand.)
Exactly: pitch and timing should be two separate automated parameters, via some system like the movable/stretchable audio "blobs" in Melodyne.Personally, I would like the ability to select any region and change it's pitch without changing the time, so I can cut up a rhythm loop and change the pitch of any one hit in the arrange non-destructively.
Thank you for all the info, Ming.... When you say Flextime is smoother, do you mean in terms of ease of use, or that the sound quality is actually superior?I love flextime. I am using Melodynes 8-track Cre8 editor as a plug-in to Logic 9. Now I never bother with Melodynes time-stretch because Logic Flex-time is smother..