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Hatsubai 07/31/2011

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"Solid pitch corrector"
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Clean singing tends to have a few major drawbacks that come with it. One is pitch, one is "ess"ing on certain notes and the last is breathing. All three of those things can totally ruin what would otherwise be a perfect take. Thankfully, Waves offers solutions for all of those. This is a plugin to help correct pitch, and I'm sure you've all heard this in use before. The plugin is super powerful, and you can do some very solid pitch correcting with this plugin. It has adjustments for reference pitch, shifting, formant correction, range, receive/export MIDI, segmentation, scale, tolerance, vibrato, speed, transition, ratio, attack, amount, synth, waveform, pre delay, rate and more. To use this, simply enable it on whatever vocal buss you have inside of your DAW, and you're good to go. You'll want to have this before you effects for the cleanest possible correction. I never read the manual, but as long as you have some sort of grasp on basic music theory, it should be pretty easy to use.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

When it comes to things like stability and overall performance, Waves tends to be at the top of the totem pole. I've never experienced a single crash, freeze or hiccup while using any Waves plugin, let alone this one. They all seem to be super stable, which is a huge plus for something as critical as a recording environment. The plugin itself is cross platform compatible, so there is no issue when it comes to using this with either an Apple or Windows based computer. The biggest problem I experienced simply has to do with the recently technological evolution of OSes. My DAW and OS are now 64 bit. However, these plugins are still 32 bit. For Logic Pro to fully utilize this plugin, it needs to run a bridge application, unless I want to gimp down my DAW. It's a bit of a pain, but it works. I'm hoping they update these to 64 bit in the future. I've been using the Mercury bundle for the past half a year or so, and it's been working out great.

OVERALL OPINION

I should first start off by saying that I never once used this to try to get those crazy auto tuned vocals where it snaps to the grid. It just never really appealed to me, so I didn't bother testing to see if it would work. I am mostly a death metal musician, so I don't use this too often. However, when I'm messing around with 80s metal and rock tunes, this thing has saved me quite a bit. If your singer is missing the pitch a lot, I would recommend you get him to singing lessons or have him practice a lot more. However, for those times where the note is very close but not quite there, this tool is perfect.