What is pitch correction? - Can singers actually sing anymore?

Written by Michael Oliphant

Not all that long ago, record producers and engineers used to spend long hours with singers inrepparttar studio making sure that they gotrepparttar 109316 best possible take of their performance. It was very important to make sure thatrepparttar 109317 singer sang everything in tune and that there was no 'pitchiness' or parts ofrepparttar 109318 melody that were sung a little flat or sharp. This was critical for it meant that when it came time to mixrepparttar 109319 track, there was simply no way to correct a performance for pitch.

This all changed withrepparttar 109320 invention of pitch correction software. Most studio recordings these days are done on what is known as a 'DAW'. This stands for Digital Audio Workstation and has becomerepparttar 109321 standard throughoutrepparttar 109322 music industry replacing tape based multitrack machines. Becauserepparttar 109323 process is entirely digital it means thatrepparttar 109324 recorded audio can be processed in ways that most musicians never even dreamed of in years passed.

Remember when Cher had a huge hit with a song called 'Believe'? That strange warbling effect onrepparttar 109325 vocal is actually created byrepparttar 109326 pitch correction software. Someone discovered that by setting it to over-correct it would actually produce a pleasing effect. Like all these things it has been over-used since by many artists.

Pitch correction works by analysingrepparttar 109327 audio and resampling it back to correct pitch. It operates in real time which means that a studio engineer can apply pitch correction to a vocal where and when it is needed. Many regard pitch correction as a lifesaver inrepparttar 109328 studio. Singers often feel relieved that a great performance need not be erased and redone simply because one or two notes may have been a little flat or sharp. Studios often see it as a great time saver as it reducesrepparttar 109329 need to record many takes inrepparttar 109330 hope of getting a performance that is completely in key.

Accomplish Your Dream of Becoming a Lawyer…with distance learning

Written by Peter J. Loughlin, Esq

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