Any accurate pitch/frequency detection plugins? not pitch tuning

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spigmu
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145 posts since 10 Nov, 2012

Post Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:42 pm

Trying to find a plugin that will enable me to exactly determine the frequency of a selection. Do not want to autotune it, just find out quickly the amount of cents something is away. I'm finding that the detected info when doing this with autotuning plugins I've tried the with, just for the info, not tuning it, don't freeze upon the determined pitch and leave it up long enough to read it. It's been suggested to use the Voxengo Spectrum Analyzer, but unless there's something I'm missing (never unlikely : ) ) that's for eq freq spectrum, not pitch freq.

There are a few things I've tried that get close. There's a JS plugin (for Reaper, what I'm using, OS X) that has the right approach but is inaccurate. Oddly, there are a few Nyquist plugin scripts that work in Audacity very well, but exporting a file into Audacity every time is a deal breaker. Any VST or AU for OS X that are accurate and have a good display of the result?

Thanks : )

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k-tronix
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148 posts since 13 Jan, 2004 from San Diego, CA

Post Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:50 pm

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Zombie Queen
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4647 posts since 1 Aug, 2005 from Warszawa, Poland

Post Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:04 pm

You mean a tuner? Like GTune or CTuner? CTuner is more sensitive is you can handle that it's old and 32 bit.

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Digivolt
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Post Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:44 pm


spigmu
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145 posts since 10 Nov, 2012

Post Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:02 pm

Thanks, all : ) Neither Spiral nor Snail have appeared on my radar, so I will check them out. Thanks very much.

Ideally it would be something where the audio doesn't have to play through the plugin, where a selection could be analyzed and the frequency displayed (and stay up : ) ) Interested if one of these two can do that. There are loads of tuners in my plugins folder, and they're mostly fine for tuning yourself up or checking out a sustained pitch, but for shorter sounds not so much.

Cheers!

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Michael L
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3795 posts since 25 Jan, 2014 from The End of The World as We Knowit

Post Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:54 pm

Snail is terrific. Another is the free/pay SIR Spectrum Analyser that displays note/cents and Hz for peaks: https://www.siraudiotools.com/Spectrum-Analyzer.php
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Firebird
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549 posts since 9 Aug, 2005 from USA

Post Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:14 am

Looks interesting, gotta try Snail out.

DarkStar
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Post Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:11 am

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andymcbain
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490 posts since 10 Jan, 2017

Post Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:30 am

https://www.sonicvisualiser.org/ can do this in great detail - albeit as an offline process

Ah_Dziz
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3472 posts since 2 Jul, 2005

Post Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:55 am

Melda Analyser will track the pitch of the peak frequencies in a signal. It’s useful. That along with the spectrograph gives you a very good sense of where things are out of tune. It’s also more useful for polyphonic material.
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sureno
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1133 posts since 4 May, 2008 from West London Depot

Post Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:36 am

Snail is actually on sale over at jrr, just snagged it myself

martinjuenke
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5363 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Hanover, Germany

Post Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:49 am

sureno wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:36 am
Snail is actually on sale over at jrr, just snagged it myself
Me too

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sureno
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1133 posts since 4 May, 2008 from West London Depot

Post Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:19 am

martinjuenke wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:49 am
sureno wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:36 am
Snail is actually on sale over at jrr, just snagged it myself
Me too
You still waiting on a code?

martinjuenke
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5363 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Hanover, Germany

Post Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:34 am

sureno wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:19 am
martinjuenke wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:49 am
sureno wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:36 am
Snail is actually on sale over at jrr, just snagged it myself
Me too
You still waiting on a code?
Yes

martinjuenke
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5363 posts since 28 Dec, 2015 from Hanover, Germany

Post Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:01 am

martinjuenke wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:34 am
sureno wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:19 am
martinjuenke wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:49 am
sureno wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:36 am
Snail is actually on sale over at jrr, just snagged it myself
Me too
You still waiting on a code?
Yes
Got it!

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