Yes. this is standard practice throughout the industry, called 'comping' a vocal. i.e. creating one composite track from multiple takes. However, although it's technically possible to do (and very easy with MC), that doesn't mean your edits are automatically going to sound good just because you took the best parts from each take. You still need good quality performances and takes for this method to work well. Tho cpmped vocal needs to flow as though it was one single take.nick51 wrote:I'd like to be able to take 4 versions of the same vocal line and pick the best parts to put together. Can Mixcraft do this by.
Letting me pick my main track - track 3
Pick pieces of tracks 4-5 & 6 and cut pieces off of them and drop them into track 3?
Thanks in advance and sorry if this has been answered before.
Trying to decide if I want to buy this.
They all have their limited use, but none of them are really dealing with the OP's request. Nick, this is how to do it:
aj113 wrote:They all have their limited use, but none of them are really dealing with the OP's request. Nick, this is how to do it:
Record 4 full takes on 4 separate tracks.
Starting at the front of the song, listen to each small phrase on all 4 tracks one by one. Choose the 'best' one, split it at front and back of the phrase. Listen to the split clip to
make sure you have exactly the right part of the phrase, adjusting the front and back of the clip carefully until you have it. Including a bit of vocal before the beginning and/or a bit after the end is not good enough. You want the exact phrase. Zooming in close will help with this.
Highlight the clip, then move it up to an empty audio track using the up arrow. (This will ensure that you don't accidently move the clip sideways out of time when moving it). Repeat this procedure with each phrase until you have your composite vocal. Make sure all edits are slightly overlapping each other. Zoom in to perform each overlap (called a 'crossfade') because you want as little overlap as possible.
Now solo the comped vocal and monitor back, checking for errors, bad edits, etc.
Don't ever use the 'merge' function. It's unstable, buggy, call it what you will, but it's unreliable.
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