Pitch-Shifting Audio Events in Studio One

The following tutorial shows the user a basic overview of Pitch-Shifting Audio Events in Studio One 4.

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Pitch-Shifting is a procedure that can be often used during the mixing stage of a production for effect purposes or for spectrum reinforcement purposes. It is common to see how mix engineers will pitch shift duplicated vocals in order to obtain certain “robotic” effects during specific parts of a song. It can also be common to find mix engineers using pitch-shifting tools in order to reinforce the frequency spectrum of certain instruments that lack harmonics.

 

This tutorial will present a basic overview of how to pitch shift audio events in Studio One 4:

 

  1. Open a Studio One 4 song with at least one track that contains audio information:
Pitch-Shifting Audio Events in Studio One 4
The picture above shows a Studio One 4 song with an audio track.

 

 

2. Open the Inspector view of the track:

Pitch-Shifting Audio Events in Studio One 4

 

 

3. Enable the “Event FX” tab and enlarge it vertically:

Pitch-Shifting Audio Events in Studio One 4

 

 

4. Locate the “Transpose” area:

Pitch-Shifting Audio Events in Studio One 4

 

 

5. Double click the number “0” next to the word “Transpose” and type the desired number of semitones it will be transposed.

Positive numbers will pitch-shift up, negative numbers will pitch-shift down. +12 semitones of difference equals a whole octave up, while -12 semitones of difference equals a whole octave down.

For the purpose of this tutorial, we will pitch-shift up 12 semitones.

Pitch-Shifting Audio Events in Studio One 4

 

 

6. Press “Enter” to make the changes effective:

Pitch-Shifting Audio Events in Studio One 4

 

 

The user can now press play and the track will playback at a higher pitch.

 

At this point we have successfully explained how to pitch shift audio events in Studio One 4. The tutorial has now ended.

 

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