You will need
- Computer, cell, audio editor, midi sequencer.
Instrumental versions of the songs can be in various formats. Most often it is audio, but there are a lot of midi files that differ from audio what is written in them is not ready sound, and the set of sequences for playback. If you have selected for accompaniment the accompaniment does not match the voice range of the vocalist, you may need to change the tone of the soundtrack. Depending on the used audio or midi, the approach to the change of tone will be different.
The advantage of midi file is that in addition to the transposition to a different key it is possible to change the whole arrangement, selecting the desired tools. To do this, open the midi file in a software sequencer, such as Steinberg Cubase. To do this you must create a new project and then import midi file. The part you want to transpose from one key to another, just open double click.
After this, select the fragment, the tone of which is necessary to raise or lower, and then drag it along the keyboard of the piano, left, up or down to the desired number of semitones. So it is necessary to do this to all melodic and rhythmic parties except the drums. You can then change as desired arrangement, using vst instruments, and export the arrangement as an audio file or midi.
If minus is an audio file, to change the tone even easier. You can open the file in a audio editor like Adobe Audition, highlight the editable area and click on the menu item Effects. In the appeared menu, select Time and Pitch and click on the point Stretch (process). A window will appear Stretch. In the lower left corner of the window you must select the line Pitch Shift (preserves tempo). Now in the tab Constant Stretch enough to choose how many semitones to lower the track. The Preview button to listen to the result. When the waves become suitable, you must click OK and save the file.
When working with a multi track minus transporoute all parties at the same intervals.
If I had to choose between Studio along with the wrong singer the tone and made in sequencer with minus one suitable key, choose the first. The sound quality will be higher, and the cost of time and labor is minimal.
Advice 2: How to make backing tracks songs
Typically, the backing tracks of the songs are created in recording studios professional sound engineers. But this service is quite expensive. A novice musician who cannot afford to pay for the creation of backing tracks , you can create it yourself on your home computer.
You will need
- Computer, Adobe Audition
First decide what way we are going to create it. You can pick up of each instrument by ear using the MIDI editor. But then on the MIDI track will have to substitute the sound of a VST instrument ("revive"). You can also create minus of the positive phonogram, erasing the voice with the help of special programs. Consider this method in more detail.
It should be understood that to create backing tracks high quality, you must use only high-quality file-original. Therefore, the mp3 files should be avoided.
Remove from the phonogram of the voice using Adobe Audition. Running the program, in turn, open all previously created backup. Opening all the Windows, start editing the track "original". To do this, in the left pane, double-click on the track name. Then under “Edit View” (Edits) and the waveform of the track allocated by double-clicking the left mouse button.
Next, on the tab “Effects” (Effects) go to the “Filters -> Center Channel Extractor” to Extract the center channel) where you can choose a preset “Karaoke”.
In this window, drag the slider of “Center Channel Level” you can change the volume of the centre. And with the “Discrimination Settings” discrimination), to adjust the width of cut. You can also select the desired preset.
Now, click on the “Preview” button (View) to preview a record. And if you are satisfied, it remains only to click on the “OK”button.