Most vocal samples imported go hideously out of time

Hey guys, sorry if this is a very noobish question, but this has been bugging me for some time. I have no trouble importing instrumental or drum samples from sample packs, but the vast majority of vocal samples I import stay in time for about one bar, before they start to drift out, and it gets more profound the longer the sample is.


I tried disabling auto-warp, I've tried making the sample the "master" and I've tried pulling down the actual track the samples from, finding the BPM and setting the project BPM to that before importing the sample and (if it isn't already) syncing wherever the 1 falls in the sample the start of a bar, and it will still start drifting out of time after a bar or two.

Does anybody have any suggestions on how to stop this?


hypnotoadmk 3 years ago | 0 comments

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  • Near Earth Object
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    Disabling the auto warp is a good start, but afterwards you have to warp it manually to fit the project tempo. There are a lot of tutorials on the web for that.

    Also, have a look at the clip settings (bottom left of your screen), and try changing the default play mode (called 'beats') into a different one. This sometimes has a huge impact on the sound.

    But theoretically, if you turn off the aut warp in the preferences, it should play the sample like it was originally, so not adjusted to the project tempo.

    Hope this helps!

    2 years ago | 0 comments

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