I have an .aif file of some solo piano music for use in an FCP sequence. Rather than edit the music to fit, I would prefer to speed it up by 10% or so.
When I try this in Final Cut (using the Apple AU plugin) in Soundtrack Pro or Protools 9, I can only get to about +5% before I start hearing nastiness. I reckon that this is because, in the speeding up process, it sounds as if it starts to chop out the attack portions of some of the piano notes.
I don't mind if the audio goes up in pitch by 10%, as per old analog tape, but this won't do.
Does anyone know of a way of speeding up this type of audio satisfactorily?
I've had a lot of luck with Serato Pitch ‘n’ Time. Surprisingly seems to work better on "dense" music like a full band or orchestral material rather than solo instruments like a violin or piano. Sometimes I will have to do it 2% or 3% at a time rather than all at once. Even PTs time compress/expand tool does a decent job as long as you don't do it all in one shot.
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