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Vocal Tuning using Flex Pitch (Logic Pro)

logic pro Apr 06, 2023
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One of the challenges you might face when recording your own music is tuning and timing your vocals. Fortunately, Logic Pro's Flex Pitch feature can help you with this task. Today I'm going to demonstrate the different features and options of Flex Pitch and show you exactly how to use it to tune your vocals.

In this video you'll learn:

  • The different functions and elements found in Flex Pitch
  • How to correct the pitch using Flex Pitch
  • Tips on how to get the most out of Flex Pitch

To access Flex Pitch in Logic Pro, you need to show Flex first. You can do this by clicking on the little Flex icon or hitting the hotkey Command F. Once you've done this, you'll see a dropdown list of different Flex algorithms. Select Flex Pitch to enable tuning and timing adjustments for your voice.

Before you start using Flex Pitch, it's recommended to join all your different regions if you have a bunch of different regions. This makes it easier for Flex Pitch to work with one continuous audio file. To do this, simply select all your regions and use the glue tool to join them together. Logic will ask you if you want to create a new file, and you should hit "create."

To open the Flex Pitch editor, double-click on your region, and it will appear on your screen. Here, you'll see a waveform and blue blocks corresponding to different pitches of your vocal. These blocks allow you to adjust the pitch, and Logic will indicate whether the pitch is out by making the block transparent. You can adjust the pitch by dragging the block up and down or using the fine pitch tool for more precise adjustments.

Flex Pitch also offers other tools such as pitch drift, gain, and vibrato. Pitch drift can be used to control the scoop in and out of the note, gain adjusts the volume of each word, and vibrato can be used to flatten or exagerate the pitch curve. These tools make it easier for you to fine-tune your vocals and get the best possible sound.

Mastering vocal tuning with Logic Pro's Flex Pitch feature takes some practice and patience, but the results can be well worth the effort. By following the steps outlined in this post and the video above, you'll be able to use Flex Pitch to tune and time your vocals and produce your best music in your home studio.

00:00 Intro
00:38 Enable Flex Pitch
01:50 Gluing our vocal comp
02:28 Flex Pitch editor
03:40 Adjusting pitch
05:03 Pitch drift
06:01 Gain
06:35 Vibrato
07:51 Formant shift
08:38 Timing adjustments
09:09 Pitch correction
09:50 Scale quantize
10:25 Tuning walkthrough
15:21 Final Thoughts