Drastic vocal stretching/re-pitching?
I'm really interested in the way that a lot of electronic artists go about stretching and re-pitching vocals at a drastic level.
Here's one example of James Blake doing his thing under his Harmonimix guise:
The vocal is harmonized with itself on and off at the beginning, and then pretty steady on at around the 2-minute mark.
Here's another video where James is working with a Drake freestyle that sounds much different than the original:
One last example I can give is Jamie xx's "Far Nearer", which is actually built around an old Janet Jackson vocal. Starts around 1:30.
There are obviously a lot more examples, but I think what sticks out in this stuff is the re-pitched vocals don't just sound like they've been given a quick +12 or -12 with Ableton's transpose knob. I've experimented with programs like Melodyne to get similar effects, but I always end up with the vocal sounding too distorted or "chipmunk-y". Are there any programs that are known for their ability to re-pitch vocals at this level? If this kind of thing is totally doable with Melodyne, or WavesTunes, or similar VSTs, and pro-tips would be greatly appreciated.
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