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hey hey!
now, i know there's a lot of you conservative jerks out there that would give not very helpful answers such as -"just get a good drummer" blah blah...etc.- but let's face it.- now a days people just care about getting a more professional sound. and i'm open to any thing that could help.

it's not that our drummers bad (he's quite good with a very catchy in your face style), i've just been noticing that the snare is rushed a lil ahead of the click on some parts of the song- enough that it's noticeable (atleast to me)

ok. for my question:
is there any beat quantizing VST software out there that would be compatible with Adobe Audition?
i know Pro Tools has Beat Detective. -i heard it does a good job, while keeping the drums still sounding natural.
i googled every term i could think of for it, but couldn't really find anything except for BD.

just let me know, if any of you know of or use any software that would help.

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anonymous Fri, 09/05/2008 - 07:53

I wrote some software to do that before I got Pro Tools. My software is a pain to use however. You have to make a click stem, and a snare stem as 16bit mono WAV (only one format supported) Then you run a command line to align the two. It makes a new WAV file that you import into your DAW.

Iit aligns the snare hits with the nearest click on the click track.

RecorderMan Sun, 09/07/2008 - 08:21

You can send me the drums - upload to my iDisk, FTP them yourself or mail a DVD... for a small fee I can whip them in shape. With both Beat Detective and now Elastic audio, there really isn't a program that does this as fast & easy as Pro Tools (along with sounding Great).

To do it in Pro Tools though, even LE it'll cost about a grand to get the music production-pack (necessary for more than one track of BD).

I've done tracks succesfully without Beat Detective using just the Elastic Audio feature..etc. Either way a tiny bit of a learning curve. But fairly easy if you know what your doing.

good luck


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