Just finished the excellent Dow to Dj Quick Video course ..One thing Im missing .. I get beatmixing ..but after beatmixing two songs using sync how and when do I change the new track to normal speed .. At the moment the beatmaching is fine but sounds crappy when the vocals of a track come though too fast or slow .
General consensus is that 3% difference is about the norm for beatmatching without audible consequences (there is also more CPU power needed when you speed up/slow down a track more and artefacts can appear, which are audible).
So unless it’s for creative purposes, staying under 3% is good practice.
I also find that speeding up can still sound better to much higher speeds than slowing down (with keylock on, of course). Some tracks, 18-20% increase in speed sound just fine, but a drop of more than 8% sounds terrible to me… too draggy.
Well, that’s simplifying it a lot… I know how to write the algorithm, it’s not just cutting bits out, that would make for a god awful noise as you would have random jumping around in the sample, and when you expand it you DO have content to fill with – it’s tricky, but it’s actually not about the algorithm, it’s just about the way it sounds – slowing down too much just has a draggy feel to it.
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