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JCcares
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Quantize grid/note value needed for Calypso/Soca Beat song.

Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:20 pm

Hi guys,
I am trying to do an audio quantize on a vocal track on a modern song with a Soca (or calypso ) beat.The singer has sung it more on a 4/4( slightly straight )type of beat.I need to pull some of it so it falls into the right groove.Do I need to use a triplet grid/note selection or dotted?
On a midi track I've sometimes used quantize to follow a drum beat groove.Is that possible in audio quantize?

Here is a youtube sample of the beat the song is on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeObEEpn5zc

Song Tempo 120 -4/4 Time sig.

Thanks.
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Re: Quantize grid/note value needed for Calypso/Soca Beat song.

Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:00 am

Have you tried time flexing your audio track and using Groove track?
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JCcares
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Re: Quantize grid/note value needed for Calypso/Soca Beat song.

Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:07 am

Atlas007 wrote:
Have you tried time flexing your audio track and using Groove track?



No.I am new to audio quantize so I would have to check that out.
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Re: Quantize grid/note value needed for Calypso/Soca Beat song.

Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:37 am

You'll probably find a "groove track" to be just the ticket. It's similar to the idea of (it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that ...) "swing," but more expressive.

The idea is that music as notated (or, equivalently, as shown in the piano-roll window) probably does not reflect the constantly-varying tempo at which the music is actually played in live performance. Instead, one player "sets the groove" and the other players follow it.
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