warped tracks in Ableton change kick volumes

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KVRist
481 posts since 15 Jul, 2003 from costa rica / oregon

Post Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:13 pm

Hello. So im preparing a live set, and im warping some original tracks to perform and sing over them. Im noticing that the warped tracks make the kicks change volumes in a very irregular way. As if messing pop the transients or something like this. This is something new I didn't notice before.

Any clues?
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KVRAF
8305 posts since 4 Jan, 2017 from Warsaw, Poland

Post Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:20 pm

pascual wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:13 pm
Hello. So im preparing a live set, and im warping some original tracks to perform and sing over them. Im noticing that the warped tracks make the kicks change volumes in a very irregular way. As if messing pop the transients or something like this. This is something new I didn't notice before.

Any clues?
Some warping modes might mess up the transient, which would be consistent in feeling they're quieter or inconsistent. Beats or Complex Pro mode should work better.
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481 posts since 15 Jul, 2003 from costa rica / oregon

Post Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:51 pm

I’m aware of the different warping algorithms. But this are full songs, and beats mode would actually sound worse.
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KVRian
1036 posts since 23 May, 2012 from London

Post Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:15 pm

pascual wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:51 pm
I’m aware of the different warping algorithms. But this are full songs, and beats mode would actually sound worse.
Repitch is the generally accepted method for warping full tracks, because it preserves transients and sounds the most natural. Unless you are intending on deviating significantly from the originally recorded tempos of your tracks, it should be your first choice. It's been good enough for DJs for 40 odd years!
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