Sampling vocals

Chords, scales, harmony, melody, etc.
KVRist
95 posts since 21 Apr, 2020

Post Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:07 am

I want to sample acapella from a song but I don't know how to make it fit my key
my idea about any acapella that is it's about a melody played and a melody is some notes within a scale so how do you deal with this ?
thanks in advance :)

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KVRAF
29269 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:46 am

I would use my skills as a musician to work out the key. Simple as that. What is it that's causing you difficulties?

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addled muppet weed
75039 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:20 am

either: compose to acapella.

or : transpose acapella to fit current project key.

the second is tpugher, depending how far you need to transpose, it can start to sound unnatural.

but yup, youll need to work out the key.

Banned
7 posts since 24 Jan, 2021

Post Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:35 am

Feed the accapella into scaler 2 or mixed in key studio edition. Done

KVRer
9 posts since 13 Jan, 2021

Post Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:03 pm

The best that works for me that does take away the intergrity of the song is to tranpose the key of the sample. I am not sure what daw you use but ableton works wonders for this. If you do not use Ableton I suggest investing in a quality pitch shifting plugin to make your life easier

KVRer
9 posts since 16 Dec, 2020

Post Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:58 am

Worst case scenario you can try to transpose the sample 11 times and check which one fits best.

KVRAF
3030 posts since 2 Jul, 2005

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:59 am

I would load it into an analyzer and pick out the notes from there. The Melda analyzer is great for this. You can also feed it into an auto tune type of plugin and then work out the key by seeing what key setting doesn't modify your notes. I find the best results will come from just playing along and building up harmonic content that way.
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